F&M Wraps Up Season In CC First Round

F&M Wraps Up Season In CC First Round

CHESTERTOWN, Md. -- Franklin & Marshall men's tennis wrapped up its 2022 campaign with a 5-0 loss to Washington in the first round of the Centennial Conference (CC) tournament. The Shoremen (12-7) advance to play No. 20 Johns Hopkins in the semifinal round.

The Diplomats (7-8) dropped the initial three points of the match in doubles, coming close at both #1 and #3. Adrian Charchalis and Isaac Rockower were broken once in an 8-6 loss at #1, while Pedro Norte and Anthony Casale forced a tiebreak in an 8-7 (7-5) loss.

Washington grabbed the remaining points it needed at #1 and #3 singles, as Adrian Charchalis fell 7-5, 6-3 and Tristan Steffe dropped 6-4, 6-2 to his opponent.

The Diplomats held tight in the unfinished matches, as Justin Pace was a game away from victory at #2 - leading 6-3, 5-3 when the match was clinched. Isaac Rockower was in the midst of starting a third set, knotted up 6-2, 2-6. Pedro Norte had a similar 2-6, 6-3 split at #5, while Anthony Casale also took a set in a 6-4, 2-6 unfinished match.


Singles competition
1. Karl Hoegstedt (WC) def. Adrian Charchalis (FMC) 7-5, 6-3
2. Landon Strober (WC) vs. Justin Pace (FMC) 3-6, 3-5, unfinished
3. Koby Bonta (WC) def. Tristan Steffe (FMC) 6-4, 6-2
4. Ryohei Kawai (WC) vs. Isaac Rockower (FMC) 2-6, 6-2, 1-0, unfinished
5. Brady Burns (WC) vs. Pedro Norte (FMC) 6-2, 3-6, 0-0, unfinished
6. A. Ravichandran (WC) vs. Anthony Casale (FMC) 4-6, 6-2, unfinished


Doubles competition
1. Karl Hoegstedt/Andrew Smith (WC) def. Adrian Charchalis/Isaac Rockower (FMC) 8-6
2. Landon Strober/Koby Bonta (WC) def. Justin Pace/Tristan Steffe (FMC) 8-3
3. Ryohei Kawai/Brady Burns (WC) def. Pedro Norte/Anthony Casale (FMC) 8-7 (7-5)