FREDERICKSBURG, Va. – The Franklin & Marshall women's tennis team started play at the ITA Southeast Regional Championships on Friday at Mary Washington. Day one action for the Diplomats was highlighted by the doubles pairing of Presley Daggett and Amelia Squires advancing the semifinals of the Blue A doubles draw.
Daggert and Squires won their only match on Friday, taking down Hannah Gorel and Amber Manspeaker of St. Mary's (Md.) by an 8-2 score. They take on Christopher Newport's Logan Glen and Eva Taylor first thing in the morning on Saturday for a spot in the championship match of that draw later that day.
F&M also picked up a win in the championship doubles bracket as Jenna Harrison and Mackenzie Sherman took down Centennial Conference foe Swarthmore by a hard-fought 8-6 score. However, that duo fell to another CC opponent in Johns Hopkins during the Round of 32. After receiving a bye into the Round of 32, Cassidy Landau and Sammi Perry also dropped into the consolations following their match against the No. 8 seeded pairing from JHU.
The Diplomats had three players qualify for the championship singles draw, but each dropped a match during the Round of 64. The tightest of those matches came from Landau as she entered the tournament as a No. 9 seed, but dropped a thrilling 10-point tiebreak against Swarthmore to deny her advancement. Amelia Squires also entered the Blue B singles draw.
Women's tennis will wrap up its regional championship on Saturday starting with Harrison and Sherman Daggett and Squires team taking the court in that aforementioned 8 a.m. semifinal match.
Complete Franklin & Marshall Results
#9 Cassidy Landau – Championship Singles
Round of 64: Lost vs. Daniela Padron-Castillo (Swarthmore), 6-4, 4-6. 1-10 (6)
Consolation 1: vs. Brooke Simpson (Catholic) (Saturday)
Mackenzie Sherman – Championship Singles
Round of 64: Lost vs. #9 Izzy Koziol (Washington and Lee), 6-1, 6-2
Consolation 1: Katherine Tamesis (Salisbury) (Saturday)
Jenna Harrison – Championship Singles
Round of 64: Lost vs. Marta Mikos (Washington and Lee), 6-4, 6-4
Consolation 1: vs. Anna Campbell (Christopher Newport) (Saturday)
Amelia Squires – Blue B Singles
Quarterfinals: Lost vs. Anika Joshi (Carnegie Mellon), 8-1
Consolation Semifinal: vs. Piper Sartison (Washington College)
Cassidy Landau/Sammi Perry – Championship Doubles
Round of 64: bye
Round of 32: Lost vs. #8 Kamila Wong/Julia Xiao (Johns Hopkins), 8-4
Consolation R32: Bye
Consolation R16: vs. Martine Fiero/Ari Goitz (Dickinson) (Saturday; 8:30 a.m.)
Presley Daggett/Amelia Squires – Blue A Doubles
Quarterfinals: Won vs. Hannah Gorel/Amber Manspeaker (St. Mary's (Md.)), 8-2
Semifinals: vs. Logan Glen/Eva Taylor (Christopher Newport), 8-4 (Saturday, 8 a.m.)