Diplomats roll to win in first conference match
LANCASTER, Pa. – Meredith Lackey and Victoria Balonik both notched 6-0, 6-0 wins in their singles matches to key Franklin & Marshall’s 7-0 Centennial Conference (CC) women’s tennis win over McDaniel on Tuesday.
The Diplomats (5-2, 1-0 CC) swept both of the competed doubles matches before winning the five competed singles matches in straight sets.
In addition to the 6-0, 6-0 singles wins for Lackey and Balonik, the duo combined for an 8-1 win at second doubles.
The closest match of the day came at No. 3 singles when Valeri Harteg defeated Jamie Latham (Bethlehem, Pa./Saucon Valley) by scores of 6-3 and 6-4.
The Green Terror (1-4, 0-2 CC) returns to action at home against Dickinson on Thursday. Match time is 3:30 p.m.
Franklin & Marshall 7, McDaniel 0
1. Danielle Weiner/Valeri Harteg (F) def. Brittany Starlings/Kristina Shavirov 8-1;
2. Meredith Lackey/Victoria Balonik (F) def. Sara Yost/Jamie Latham 8-1;
3. No match.
1. Weiner (F) def. Starlings 6-1, 6-1;
2. Lackey (F) def. Yost 6-0, 6-0;
3. Harteg (F) def. Latham 6-3, 6-4;
4. Katie Ertel (F) def. Shavirov 6-2, 6-1;
5. Balonik (F) def. Jessica Gelber 6-0, 6-0;
6. No match.