Diplomats Set for CC Tournament

Diplomats Set for CC Tournament

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Wednesday, May 2 – Chestertown, Md.
First Round – No. 4 Washington vs. No. 5 F&M – 4:00 PM
Live Results

Saturday, May 6 – Baltimore, Md.
Semifinal 1 – No. 1 Johns Hopkins vs. No. 4/5 Winner - 11:00 AM

Saturday, May 6 – Swarthmore, Pa.
Semifinal 2 – No. 2 Swarthmore vs. No. 3 Haverford – 11:00 AM

Sunday, May 7 – Baltimore, Md.
Final - Semifinal Winners – 11:00 AM

CC Tournament History: Franklin & Marshall has won 13 conference championships dating back to 1985 but has yet to win a tournament match since the current format was adopted in 2006. The Diplomats make a return to the Playoffs for the fifth straight season, after falling to Swarthmore by a 5-0 tally in last year's Centennial Semifinals.

F&M last won the championship in 2000, capping off a run of eight-straight titles. 

Team Championships: Johns Hopkins 11, Franklin & Marshall 7, Swarthmore 5, Muhlenberg 2, Gettysburg 1, Washington College 1 

A Look at the Field: No. 1 seed Johns Hopkins enters the tournament looking for its 13th consecutive championship. Swarthmore (No. 2) is seeking its sixth CC Title, and first since 2006, while Haverford has never claimed a CC Crown.

In the Rankings: Johns Hopkins ranks at No. 23 in the nation according to ITA Division III Poll. The Blue Jays hold the No. 6 spot in the Atlantic South Region, Followed by Swarthmore (No. 8), Haverford (No. 11), F&M (No. 14), and Washington College (No. 18). 

The Projected Lineup 

No. 1 Singles – Allison Wolters 

Wolters has been dominant throughout the year at No. 1 and is currently ranked No. 19 in the ITA Atlantic South Region. The defending CC Player of the Year, Wolters has amassed a 12-6, 8-2 CC record in 2017-18. 

No. 2 Singles – Sarah Haas 

Haas enters play with a 7-11 overall record and a 4-6 mark in the Conference.

No. 3 Singles – Gavriel Rubenstein 

Rubenstein is 2-10 overall and 2-6 in Conference competition. 

No. 4 Singles – Emma Wu 

Wu is tied for the team lead in wins with a 12-6 overall record on the year and is 5-3 in the Conference. She heads into the week with victories in seven of her last 10 matches. 

No. 5 Singles – Alex Collins 

Collins is 7-8 overall and holds a 5-4 CC record this season. 

No. 6 Singles – Alex D'Angelo 

D'Angelo has registered an impressive 8-4 overall record during her freshman campaign with a 5-1 CC mark. She has eight victories in her previous 10 contests, including a six-match win streak which spanned March 15-April 18.

A Look at Doubles: The No. 1 duo of Wolters and Haas, who enter the week with the region's No. 14 doubles rankings, and lead the team with a 12-6, 7-3 mark. Rubenstein and Vujinovic enter as the No. 2 duo and have teamed for a 3-4 overall record on the year. Wu and Witmer fill out the lineup at No. 3 with an 8-3 overall record and a 5-2 CC mark.