Diplomats Bulldoze Bullets

Diplomats Bulldoze Bullets

LANCASTER, Pa. – Franklin & Marshall's women's tennis team continued to roll, shutting out Gettysburg for a 9-0 win to extend a nine-match unbeaten streak on Wednesday afternoon at Brooks Tennis Center. 

With the win, the Diplomats ranked No. 12 in the ITA Atlantic South region, remained unbeaten in Centennial Conference (CC) competition at 6-0 and improved to 10-2 on the year. The Bullets fell to 5-6, 0-4 CC.

By the Numbers

Gaudy statistics continue to pile up for F&M as each of its three doubles teams won their eighth-consecutive match to once again propel the Diplomats into doubles play with the decisive 3-0 edge. 

Allison Wolters improved to 6-0 in the CC at the No. 1 spot and 10-2 overall with her team-high 10th-straight victory. All of F&M's singles wins came in commanding straight sets, including Nicole Russo at No. 2, who dropped just two games. 

Gettysburg has not won in the series since 2011, a streak of five wins in a row for the Diplomats. 

The Results

Doubles Competition 

1. Allison Wolters/Nicole Russo (FMCW) def. Maria Martinovic/Laura Gradiska (GC) 8-2

2. Sarah Haas/C.J. Rummelsburg (FMCW) def. Gillian Minnerly/Samantha Boardman (GC) 8-5

3. Gavriel Rubenstein/Allysan Breece (FMCW) def. Emily Simonds/Ally Flood (GC) 8-1 

Singles Competition

1. Allison Wolters (FMCW) def. Maria Martinovic (GC) 6-2, 6-1

2. Nicole Russo (FMCW) def. Laura Gradiska (GC) 6-0, 6-2

3. Sarah Haas (FMCW) def. Gillian Minnerly (GC) 6-1, 6-1

4. C.J. Rummelsburg (FMCW) def. Samantha Boardman (GC) 6-4, 6-2

5. Alex Collins (FMCW) def. Emily Simonds (GC) 6-3, 6-3

6. Jingzi Wu (FMCW) def. Maddie Class (GC) 6-3, 6-2

Up Next

F&M looks to win its 10th-straight match on Friday when the Diplomats host Bryn Mawr for their final regular season home match of the year. Action begins at 4:00 p.m.