Diplomats Tripped Up By TCNJ, 7-2

Diplomats Tripped Up By TCNJ, 7-2

HOPEWELL, N.J. -- Franklin & Marshall men's tennis picked up a pair of victories at #1 singles and #3 doubles, but came up short against TCNJ by a 7-2 final margin at Hopewell Swim and Tennis Center.

F&M nearly picked up a pair of points in doubles, but needed to settle for one from the #3 pairing of Anthony Casale and Pedro Norte, who eeked out an 8-7 (7-4) tiebreaker win. Justin Pace and Tristan Steffe ultimately fell by the exact same scoreline as the #2 pairing.

Adrian Charchalis earned the second point for the Diplomats, gutting out a three set victory at #1. After taking the first set 6-2, the senior dropped a narrow second set tiebreak 6-7 (8-10). Charchalis rebounded with a 10-6 super tiebreaker victory in the deciding set.

Tristan Steffe came close at #3, snagging a 6-2 second set to force a third, but fell 10-8 in the super tiebreaker.

The Diplomats get back in action down in Florida for spring break, facing Rhodes, St. Lawrence, and Coe beginning on Mar. 14.


Singles competition
1. Adrian Charchalis (FMC) def. Matthew Michibata (TCNJ-M) 6-2, 6-7 (8-10), 10-6
2. Justin Wain (TCNJ-M) def. Justin Pace (FMC) 6-2, 6-1
3. Adrian Tsui (TCNJ-M) def. Tristan Steffe (FMC) 7-6 (7-4), 2-6, 10-8
4. Nikola Kilibarda (TCNJ-M) def. Pedro Norte (FMC) 6-3, 6-1
5. Nick Matkiwsky (TCNJ-M) def. Isaac Rockower (FMC) 6-1, 6-4
6. Derek Jordan (TCNJ-M) def. Anthony Casale (FMC) 6-4, 6-3


Doubles competition
1. Justin Wain/Matthew Michibata (TCNJ-M) def. Adrian Charchalis/Isaac Rockower (FMC) 8-4
2. Nick Matkiwsky/Nikola Kilibarda (TCNJ-M) def. Justin Pace/Tristan Steffe (FMC) 8-7 (7-4)
3. Anthony Casale/Pedro Norte (FMC) def. Derek Jordan/Jacob Quijano (TCNJ-M) 8-7 (7-4)