LANCASTER, Pa. - Franklin & Marshall's women's tennis team earned a clutch 7-2 win over Washington in a key Centennial Conference (CC) matchup at home on Saturday afternoon.
The win figures to have CC Playoff implications as the Diplomats improved to 6-5, 4-2 CC while the Shorewomen dropped to 5-6, 3-3 CC.
By the Numbers
Doubles action saw the Diplomats storm in front at 2-1 in the team score with a pair of 8-4 wins at No. 1 and No. 3. The duo of Gavriel Rubenstein and Allison Wolters secured the victory at No. 1 while Marissa Witmer and Caroline Ulrich combined at No. 3 for the key victory.
F&M dominated singles play with four sweeps, including Witmer's 6-1, 6-1 triumph at No. 5.
Saturday's win snapped a two-match winless streak against Washington and put the Diplomats in control of a CC Tournament spot.
1. Gavriel Rubenstein/Allison Wolters (FMCW) def. Alisha White/Ella Samer (WC) 8-4
2. Cecilia Cress/Riley Katzman (WC) def. Emma Wu/Alex D'Angelo (FMCW) 8-1
3. Marissa Witmer/Caroline Ulrich (FMCW) def. Sarah Bruno/Mariah Thomas (WC) 8-4
1. Allison Wolters (FMCW) def. Alisha White (WC) 6-0, 3-0, retired
2. Ella Samer (WC) def. Gavriel Rubenstein (FMCW) 6-2, 6-4
3. Emma Wu (FMCW) def. Cecilia Cress (WC) 6-3, 6-1
4. Alex D'Angelo (FMCW) def. Riley Katzman (WC) 3-6, 6-1, 6-2
5. Marissa Witmer (FMCW) def. Mariah Thomas (WC) 6-1, 6-1
6. Ella Mure (FMCW) def. Hayley Sanchez (WC) 6-3, 6-3
F&M aims to keep rolling on Wednesday when the Diplomats hit the road to battle Gettysburg at 4:00 p.m.