Men's Tennis Falls To W&L, 7-2

Men's Tennis Falls To W&L, 7-2

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Franklin & Marshall men's tennis dropped a non-conference road match on Saturday to Washington & Lee, falling 7-2. The Diplomats (6-6) were able to grab two points from their bottom pair of singles, but fell in straight sets across the remainder of the matches.

Isaac Rockower and Adrian Charchalis put together a solid effort at #1 doubles, undone by the narrowest of margins in an 8-7 (9-7) loss.

Pedro Norte and Anthony Casale earned the lone two points for the Diplomats at #5 and #6 singles. Norte gutted out a three set win at #5, dropping the first set before picking up the next two in a 1-6, 6-3, 10-7 win. Casale had an easier time at #6, finishing with a 6-2, 6-4 win.

F&M finishes off its Centennial Conference schedule with a road match at Ursinus on Tuesday, followed by a trip to Baltimore to face Johns Hopkins on Friday.


Singles competition
1. Evan Erb (WLU) def. Adrian Charchalis (F&M) 6-2, 6-1
2. Will Kistler (WLU) def. Justin Pace (F&M) 6-1, 6-4
3. Evan Brady (WLU) def. Tristan Steffe (F&M) 6-1, 6-0
4. Eli Hirshberg (WLU) def. Isaac Rockower (F&M) 6-2, 6-0
5. Pedro Norte (F&M) def. Connor Coleman (WLU) 1-6, 6-3, 1-0 (10-7)
6. Anthony Casale (F&M) def. Alex Fedor (WLU) 6-2, 6-4
Doubles competition
1. Eli Hirshberg/Will Kistler (WLU) def. Isaac Rockower/Adrian Charchalis (F&M) 8-7 (9-7)
2. Evan Erb/Evan Brady (WLU) def. Justin Pace/Tristan Steffe (F&M) 8-2
3. T.J. Rudden/James Kurani (WLU) def. Anthony Casale/Pedro Norte (F&M) 8-3
Match Notes
Franklin & Marshall 6-6
Washington and Lee 11-8