F&M Drops to No. 30 TCNJ

F&M Drops to No. 30 TCNJ

EWING, N.J. – Franklin & Marshall's men's tennis team fell to No. 30 TCNJ by an 8-0 tally in non-conference action on Sunday afternoon.

The Diplomats dropped to 0-2 on the year while the Lions remained unbeaten at 4-0.

By the Numbers

Sam Bellersen (No. 2 singles) came back from a 6-0 loss in the first set to take the second 6-3, but dropped the third set 6-1. Isaac Salas fought hard in the No. 1 singles spot, but lost two 7-5 tiebreakers.


Singles competition
1. Mitchel Sanders (TCNJM) def. Isaac Salas (FMCM) 7-5, 7-5
2. Matthew Michibata (TCNJM) def. Sam Bellersen (FMCM) 6-0, 3-6, 6-1
3. Tim Gavornik (TCNJM) def. Zack Levin (FMCM) 6-2, 7-5
4. Matt Puig (TCNJM) def. Adith Chandavarkar (FMCM) 6-2, 6-2
5. Thomas Wright (TCNJM) def. Andrew Pace (FMCM) 6-3, 6-1
6. Mikhael Kadyrkaev (TCNJM) vs. Adrian Charchalis (FMCM) 4-6, unfinished

Doubles competition
1. Matthew Michibata/Tim Gavornik (TCNJM) def. Sam Bellersen/Adith Chandavarkar (FMCM) 8-5
2. Thomas Wright/Mitchel Sanders (TCNJM) def. Isaac Salas/Zack Levin (FMCM) 8-4
3. Matt Puig/Gokul Murugesan (TCNJM) def. Tristan Steffe/Andrew Pace (FMCM) 8-4

Up Next

F&M heads to Orlando, Fla. for three contests over spring break beginning with Millsaps on March 11.