Women's Tennis Opens 2021 Season at Johns Hopkins

Women's Tennis Opens 2021 Season at Johns Hopkins

BALTIMORE – The Franklin & Marshall women's tennis team returned to intercollegiate competition on Saturday against Johns Hopkins. Saturday's return to live action was a much anticipated return as it came over a year after the abrupt cancelation of last year's spring season. The Diplomats jumped right into the heart of their Centennial Conference schedule with a matchup against Centennial Conference preseason favorite Johns Hopkins. Ulimately it was the Blue Jays that emerged a 9-0 winner in the season debut for both teams.

By the numbers

Franklin & Marshall found itself in an early hole as a powerful Blue Jays lineup jumped out to a quick 3-0 advantage after doubles play. The Diplomats began to find their footing in singles. At the top of the lineup, Cassidy Landau and Hayley Bidwell both took three games off of their opponents at No. 1 and No. 2 singles, respectively. Landau won two games during the opening set while Bidwell captured three games before falling in hard-fought 6-3 second set. Sammi Perry played No. 3 singles for F&M.

With the team score decided after the first wave of singles matches to hit the courts, the two teams played eight-game supersets at Nos. 4-6. Skye Victor took two games off of her foe at No. 4 singles while Caroline Ulrich (No. 5) and Ella Mure (No. 6) both captured a game at their respective positions.

Up next

Franklin & Marshall will continue its Centennial Conference round robin next Saturday, March 27 as the Diplomats travel to Ursinus. First serves in that match are set for 1 p.m. F&M will get its first chance to play at the Brooks Tennis Center in two weeks when Muhlenberg visits campus.