Season in Review: 2019 F&M Women’s Tennis

Season in Review: 2019 F&M Women’s Tennis

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Franklin & Marshall women's tennis continued a pair of streaks in 2019 to highlight another successful season for the program as the Diplomats notched their sixth straight winning record in Centennial Conference (CC) competition, and earned a trip to the CC Tournament for the sixth consecutive year.

After opening a difficult regular season slate with an 0-3 overall mark, F&M bounced back to win five out of six matches from March 12th to April 6th. Centennial play saw the Diplomats produce an impressive 7-3 record, storming into the Playoffs as winners of four out of their final five contests.

F&M took part in one of the most competitive Tournament matches in CC history but the Diplomats came up just short in the First Round on April 30th, falling to Gettysburg by a 5-4 tally. The 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, as F&M wrapped up its campaign with a 9-7 overall record.

Allison Wolters '19 and Gavriel Rubenstein '19 were each recognized for their dominant play on the court. Wolters became just the 29th player in Centennial history to land on the First Team three times and was just the fifth Diplomat to claim that honor. 

She produced an 11-5, 8-1 CC singles mark during her senior campaign at the No. 1 position, bringing her career total up to 41 victories which placed 20th on the program's all-time list. Wolters was also honored along with Rubenstein on the All-CC First Team Doubles list after the formidable duo racked up a 12-7 record at No. 1 with a 7-3 mark in Centennial competition and a three-match win streak to conclude the season. 

In addition to Wolters's winning record in singles competition, Alex D'Angelo '21 tallied a 10-6 mark between the No. 4-5 spots. Emma Wu '19 was 9-7 from the No. 3 position, while Marissa Witmer '21 wrapped up her sophomore campaign with a 7-7 overall mark.