F&M Falls to Gettysburg in CC First Round Heartbreaker

F&M Falls to Gettysburg in CC First Round Heartbreaker

LANCASTER, Pa. - Franklin & Marshall's women's tennis team gave Gettysburg all it could handle in the First Round of the Centennial Conference (CC) Tournament on Tuesday afternoon, but ultimately fell in a hard-fought 5-4 defeat.

The Diplomats, who were the Tournament's No. 4 seed, concluded their season with a 9-7 overall record, while the No. 5 seeded Bullets moved onto Saturday's CC Semifinal matchup against No. 1 Johns Hopkins with a 12-7 record. 

One for the Ages

Tuesday's back-and-forth affair marked the closest-contested match in the CC Tournament since 2007 and was only the second-ever 5-4 final score in history.

By the Numbers 

F&M stormed in front early with a 2-1 lead following doubles play. The duo of Marissa Witmer and Caroline Ulrich captured one of those wins with a clutch 8-5 score at No. 3. 

Allison Wolters was dominant at No. 1 singles with a 6-0, 6-1 win and Witmer rolled in straight sets by a 6-3, 6-2 tally but the Bullets won the No.'s 2-5 contests. Tuesday's match came down to a marathon battle at No. 2 with Gettysburg ultimately pulling away with a 7-2 tiebreaker score. 

The Results

Doubles competition
1. Allison Wolters/Gavriel Rubenstein (FMCW) def. Amanda Vinges/Samantha Boardman (GC) 8-5
2. Maria Martinovic/Maddie Class (GC) def. Lauren Wang/Emma Wu (FMCW) 8-6
3. Marissa Witmer/Caroline Ulrich (FMCW) def. Shaye Barnes/Ava Vanhelfteren (GC) 8-5

Singles competition
1. Allison Wolters (FMCW) def. Maria Martinovic (GC) 6-0, 6-1
2. Amanda Vinges (GC) def. Gavriel Rubenstein (FMCW) 7-6 (7-4), 1-6, 7-6 (7-2)
3. Samantha Boardman (GC) def. Emma Wu (FMCW) 6-2, 1-6, 7-5
4. Maddie Class (GC) def. Lauren Wang (FMCW) 6-3, 7-5
5. Ava Vanhelfteren (GC) def. Alex D'Angelo (FMCW) 6-3, 6-3
6. Marissa Witmer (FMCW) def. Alexis Rinker (GC) 6-3, 6-2