Swarthmore Shuts Down Diplomats

Swarthmore Shuts Down Diplomats

SWARTHMORE, Pa. - Franklin & Marshall's women's tennis team dropped a tough 8-1 match against one of the nation's top teams on Saturday, falling to No. 25 Swarthmore on the road. 

The Centennial Conference (CC) loss lowered the Diplomats' record to 7-6, 5-3 CC, while the Atlantic South's No. 7 ranked Garnet improved to 9-4, 5-1 CC. 

By the Numbers 

Swarthmore grabbed the decisive 3-0 lead after doubles play. The No. 1 duo of Allison Wolters and Gavriel Rubenstein battled throughout their match but came up short at 8-3.

In singles action, Wolters claimed F&M's lone win with an impressive 7-5, 6-0 sweep at No. 1.

Emma Wu put forth a strong effort at No. 3, picking up a 6-4 win in the second set to force a super tiebreaker. However, Swarthmore registered the 10-5 victory in the next frame.

The Results 

Doubles competition
1. Elise Talley/Christina Wang (SWATWT) def. Gavriel Rubenstein/Allison Wolters (FMCW) 8-3
2. Emma Kassan/V. Fernandez-Ravelo (SWATWT) def. Alex D'Angelo/Emma Wu (FMCW) 8-0
3. Sophie Brown/Sonia Varma (SWATWT) def. Caroline Ulrich/Marissa Witmer (FMCW) 8-1

Singles competition
1. Allison Wolters (FMCW) def. Emma Kassan (SWATWT) 7-5, 6-0
2. Sonia Varma (SWATWT) def. Gavriel Rubenstein (FMCW) 6-3, 6-3
3. Sophie Brown (SWATWT) def. Emma Wu (FMCW) 6-3, 4-6, 1-0 (10-5)
4. Elise Talley (SWATWT) def. Alex D'Angelo (FMCW) 6-2, 6-2
5. Audrey Haring (SWATWT) def. Marissa Witmer (FMCW) 8-0
6. Shivani Gupta (SWATWT) def. Ella Mure (FMCW) 8-1

Up Next

F&M returns to the courts on Tuesday, hosting Dickinson at 4:00 p.m.