ORLANDO, Fla. – A pair of dominating victories put the finishing touches on a successful Florida Spring Break trip for Franklin & Marshall's women's tennis team. The Diplomats (4-2) earned an 8-1 win against Macalester on Tuesday and then concluded their 3-0 week with a 9-0 blanking of Colby-Sawyer on Wednesday.
By the Numbers (Macalester)
F&M controlled doubles play with a 3-0 sweep that included an 8-4 victory from the No. 1 duo of Nicole Russo and Allison Wolters, who are ranked at No. 25 in the nation. Singles play was highlighted by a dominant performance from Wolters at the No. 1 spot, as the sophomore did not concede a game in her straight set sweep.
Tuesday's meeting marked the first time in series history these programs squared off.
The Results (Macalester)
1. Allison Wolters (FMCW) def. Jen Koehler (MAC) 6-0, 6-0
2. Nicole Russo (FMCW) def. Della Brown (MAC) 6-1, 6-0
3. Claire Buehler (MAC) def. Sarah Haas (FMCW) 6-4, 6-7, 10-5
4. C.J. Rummelsburg (FMCW) def. Lily Stein (MAC) 6-3, 6-1
5. Gavriel Rubenstein (FMCW) def. Jessica Ilc (MAC) 6-1, 6-1
6. Alex Collins (FMCW) def. Maegan O'Herin (MAC) 6-2, 7-6 (11-9)
By the Numbers (Colby-Sawyer)
Doubles action saw the Diplomats roll to a 3-0 sweep, including a dominant 8-2 effort from the No. 2 duo of C.J. Rummelsburg and Sarah Haas. Singles competition proved to be much of the same as all six positions in the order were decided in straight sets.
F&M now holds a 2-0 series edge against Colby-Sawyer with the other win occurring back in 2015.
The Results (Colby-Sawyer)
1. Allison Wolters (FMCW) def. Ashley Woodside (CSCW1617) 6-0, 6-1
2. Nicole Russo (FMCW) def. Evelyn Miller (CSCW1617) 6-3, 6-3
3. Sarah Haas (FMCW) def. Aislinn O'Connor (CSCW1617) 6-3, 6-1
4. C.J. Rummelsburg (FMCW) def. Lauren Blanchard (CSCW1617) 6-0, 6-2
5. Gavriel Rubenstein (FMCW) def. Christine Hill (CSCW1617) 6-2, 6-1
6. Alex Collins (FMCW) def. Hilary Boucher (CSCW1617) 6-0, 6-3
The Diplomats' Centennial Conference (CC) and home opener is set for Saturday, March 25 against Ursinus at 1:00 p.m.