Shorewomen Advance to Centennial Semifinals with 5-1 Win Over F&M

Lazer & Martinez win in Both Singles and Doubles

CHESTERTOWN, Md. — The host Washington College women's tennis team defeated visiting Franklin & Marshall, 5-1, in the first-round match of the Centennial Conference Tournament. The Shorewomen move on to play a tournament semifinal match at top-seeded Johns Hopkins on Saturday.

Washington College 5, Franklin & Marshall 1 (Centennial Conference Tournament - First Round)

- F&M picked up the first point of the match with an 8-4 win by Gavriel Rubenstein and Stefana Vujinovic against Krista Filiopoulos and Sarah Bruno at No. 2.
- Julie Lazer and Rachel Martinez evened the score for Washington with an 8-2 victory over Sara Haas and Allison Wolters at No. 1.
- The Shorewomen moved in front, 2-1, thanks to an 8-5 win by Ella Samer and Riley Katzman against Marissa Witmer and Emma Wu at No. 3. Samer and Katzman trailed, 3-0, before winning eight of the 10 final games. 

- The Shorewomen won the first three singles spots to finish to seal the win. Lazer topped Wolters, 6-2, 6-0, at No. 1, while Martinez rolled past Haas, 6-1, 6-0, at No. 2.
- Bruno's 6-3, 6-3, victory against Alex Collins at No. 5 finished things off.
- Per Centennial Conference rules, the match was stopped once a decision was reached. At that point, Rubenstein had taken the first set off Filiopoulos, 6-1, at No. 3, but trailed in the second set, 5-3. Samer had won the first set against Wu, 6-2, but trailed in the second, 4-3. Alex D'Angelo and Kiran Pant split the first two sets at no. 6. D'Angelo won the first, 6-4, while Pant won the second, 6-1.  

- The Shorewomen, who are now 13-5 this season came into the match ranked 18th in the Atlantic South region as a team, while the Diplomats, who finish the season 9-8, are ranked 14th. Lazer is ranked 20th in the region in singles, while Wolters is ranked 19th. Wolters and Haas are ranked 14th in the region in doubles.

Up Next for the Shorewomen
5/5 @ #23 Johns Hopkins - 11:00 a.m. (Centennial Conference Tournament - Semifinal)