Diplomats Stop Shoremen
LANCASTER, Pa. -- Franklin & Marshall picked up a 6-3 victory over Washington College in Centennial Conference (CC) men's tennis match Sunday afternoon in Lancaster. The Diplomats, who entered the match ranked 13th in the Atlantic South, improved to 7-5, 3-2 CC, while the Shoremen, who entered the match ranked 12th, fell to 7-5, 4-2 CC.
The Diplomats took a 2-1 lead after doubles play as Ross Silverberg and William MacArthur downed Marc Cywinski and Nicolas Campisi 8-1, at No. 1. Tommy Weibye and Doug Silverstein edged Kevin Papen and Aaron Ellison 9-8(3), at No. 2. The Shoremen took the third doubles match when Adam Cranford and John Menzione picked up an 8-4 victory over Paul Salierno and Samuel Stone.
In singles, Silverberg beat Cranford, 6-4, 6-2, at No. 1, MacArthur out-dueled Papen, 2-6, 6-1, 6-3, at No. 2, Weibye beat Cywinski, 6-0, 6-1, and Eric Rouff downed Joel Novick 6-4, 6-1, at No. 5 to account for the Diplomats' four wins. The Shoremen won at No. 4, when Ellison defeated Silverstein, 7-5, 6-4, and at No. 6, as Menzione took down Peter Bookman, 7-5, 6-3.
F&M returns to court on Wednesday when the Diplomats host Muhlenberg at 4:00 p.m.
Franklin & Marshall 6, Washington College 3
Apr 10, 2011 at Lancaster, Pa. (Brooks Tennis Center)
|1. Ross Silverberg (F&M) def. Adam Cranford (WC) 6-4, 6-2|
|2. William MacArthur (F&M) def. Kevin Papen (WC) 2-6, 6-1, 6-3|
|3. Tommy Weibye (F&M) def. Marc Cywinski (WC) 6-0, 6-1|
|4. Aaron Ellison (WC) def. Doug Silverstein (F&M) 7-5, 6-4|
|5. Eric Rouff (F&M) def. Joel Novick (WC) 6-4, 6-1|
|6. John Menzione (WC) def. Peter Bookman (F&M) 7-5, 6-3|
|1. Ross Silverberg/William MacArthur (F&M) def. Marc Cywinski/Nicolas Campisi (WC) 8-1|
|2. Tommy Weibye/Doug Silverstein (F&M) def. Kevin Papen/Aaron Ellison (WC) 9-8 (7-3)|
|3. Adam Cranford/John Menzione (WC) def. Paul Salierno/Samuel Stone (F&M) 8-4|
|Washington College 7-5, 4-2 CC|
|Franklin & Marshall 7-5, 3-2 CC|
|T-3h 5m A-22|