Haverford Edges F&M

Haverford Edges F&M

HAVERFORD, Pa. – Haverford squeezed past Franklin & Marshall 6-3 in a battle of regionally ranked Centennial Conference (CC) competitors on Saturday in men's tennis action. The 11th-ranked Diplomats fell to 5-5, 4-1 CC with the defeat, while the 10th-ranked Fords improved to 6-6, 4-0. 

By the Numbers

Jack Rothman and Inigo Flores led the ladder in doubles play, notching an 8-3 win at No. 1. However, the Fords took the matchups at No. 2 and No. 3 to take a 2-1 edge into singles play.

Singles play featured intense action as four of six matches required extra tennis. The Diplomats came out on top at No. 2 where Isaac Salas pulled out a 6-1, 7-6 (7-5) win and No. 3 as Zack Levin recorded a 6-3, 4-6, 7-6 (7-4) victory. Still, it wasn't enough as the Fords earned wins in the other four matches to take the 6-3 decision.

Results

Singles competition

1. Josh Moskovitz (HAVMTEN) def. Jack Rothman (FMCM) 7-6 (8-6), 7-5

2. Isaac Salas (FMCM) def. Dais Nakayama (HAVMTEN) 6-1, 7-6 (7-5)

3. Zack Levin (FMCM) def. Kevin Yan (HAVMTEN) 6-3, 4-6, 7-6 (7-4)

4. Eli Phelps (HAVMTEN) def. Inigo Flores (FMCM) 6-4, 6-1

5. Ishaan Prinz (HAVMTEN) def. Will Samuels (FMCM) 6-0, 6-1

6. Raja Arul (HAVMTEN) def. Andrew Pace (FMCM) 6-7 (3-7), 7-5, 1-0 (10-8)

Doubles competition

1. Jack Rothman/Inigo Flores (FMCM) def. Josh Moskovitz/Dais Nakayama (HAVMTEN) 8-3

2. Raja Arul/David Kong (HAVMTEN) def. Zack Levin/Will Samuels (FMCM) 8-4

3. Ishaan Prinz/Kevin Yan (HAVMTEN) def. Isaac Salas/Andrew Pace (FMCM) 8-1

Next Up

F&M visits TCNJ tomorrow at noon for a nonconference match at 12:00 p.m.