No. 3 Franklin & Marshall Upsets No. 2 Swarthmore 5-2 in Centennial Semifinals
SWARTHMORE, Pa. - No. 3 seed Franklin & Marshall used victories at No. 1 and No. 2 doubles as well as at the top three singles to upset the No. 2 seed Swarthmore College men's tennis team 5-2 on Saturday afternoon from the Faulkner Courts.
The loss snaps the Garnet's eight-game winning streak and sends the Diplomats (12-5, 7-2) to the Centennial Conference Championship match against No. 1 Johns Hopkins.
Down 2-0 after losses at No. 1 and No. 2 doubles, Swarthmore (12-7, 8-1) picked up its first point of the day at No. 3 doubles as sophomore Seth Udelson and freshman Christian Carcione rallied from down 7-6 to win over F&M's Geoffrey Bookman and James Tunner 9-7 to keep the Garnet's hopes alive.
With the Garnet primed for the rally in singles play, the Dips' top three players made sure there would be no comeback. F & M got wins from Ross Silverberg at No. 1 over Stephen Youngblood (6-2, 6-2), Will MacArthur at No. 2 over Max Kaye (6-2, 6-1) and Thomas Weibye at No. 3 over Zak Kelm (6-2, 6-1) to pull off the upset.
Freshman Preston Poon picked up the Garnet's lone singles point at No. 4.