Men's Tennis Sails Past Gettysburg, 8-1

Men's Tennis Sails Past Gettysburg, 8-1

GETTYSBURG, Pa. -- Franklin & Marshall men's tennis dropped just a single match in an 8-1 victory over Gettysburg in Centennial Conference (CC) play on Wednesday afternoon. The Diplomats (6-5, 3-3 CC) swept through doubles, then clinched on the backs of the bottom half of the ladder, as four through six dropped a combined three games to the Bullets (7-7, 1-5 CC).

F&M rolled through doubles, as the #3 pairing of Pedro Norte and Anthony Casale had the easiest task, dispatching their opponents 8-0. Adrian Charchalis and Isaac Rockower likewise had an easy time in the #1 slot, winning 8-2. Justin Pace and Tristan Steffe combined for an 8-5 win at #2.

Issac Rockower made it 4-0 with a double bagel victory at #4 singles in just 1:15. Pedro Norte and Anthony Casale weren't far behind at #5 and #6 singles, with 6-1, 6-1 and 6-1, 6-0 wins, respectively.

Adrian Charchalis toughed out a three set victory at #1, fighting for a 7-5, 6-3, 10-6 win. Justin Pace also eeked out a win at #2, with all three sets decided by two games - eventually coming from behind for a 5-7, 6-4, 10-8 win.

F&M hits the road for a non-conference match this weekend at Washington and Lee, before finishing off its CC schedule at Ursinus and at Johns Hopkins in a pair of makeup contests next week.

 

F&M 8, Gettysburg 1

Doubles

  1. Adrian Charchalis/Isaac Rockower (F&M) def. Alexander Kagan/Michael Zayneh (GC) 8-2
  2. Justin Pace/Tristan Steffe (F&M) def. Michael Fellman/Matthew Rau (GC) 8-5
  3. Pedro Norte/Anthony Casale (F&M) def. Alec Shalk/Hayden Strittmatter 8-0

Singles

  1. Adrian Charchalis (F&M) def. Alexander Kagan (GC) 7-5, 3-6, 10-6
  2. Justin Pace (F&M) def. Michael Fellman (GC) 5-7, 6-4, 10-8
  3. Michael Zayneh (GC) def. Tristan Steffe (F&M) 7-6 (7-3), 6-2
  4. Isaac Rockower (F&M) def. Zach Lachance (GC) 6-0, 6-0
  5. Pedro Norte (F&M) def. Hayden Strittmatter (GC) 6-1, 6-1
  6. Anthony Casale (F&M) def. Alec Shalk (GC) 6-1, 6-0