Franklin & Marshall blanks McDaniel

Dan Hovorka © 2010 David Sinclair/McDaniel College

Diplomats remain in playoff position with win

LANCASTER, Pa. – Paul Salierno won twice to lead Franklin & Marshall to a 9-0 victory over McDaniel in Centennial Conference (CC) men's tennis action on Wednesday.

Salierno teamed with Josh Calo for an 8-2 win at third doubles as part of a sweep for the Diplomats (8-4, 5-1 CC) before notching a 6-0, 6-0 victory at fifth singles.

Peter Bookman was also a double winner for Franklin & Marshall, teaming with Ross Silverman for an 8-2 win at No. 1 doubles before taking a 6-1, 6-1 decision at No. 3 singles.

Samuael Stone and Dan Hovorka (Storrs, Conn./E.O. Smith) played the highlight match of singles. After Stone took the first set 6-3, Hovorka forced a tiebreak in the second set, where Stone prevailed 7-4 for the 7-6 win.

The Green Terror (4-8, 0-6 CC) returns to action at home against Haverford on Saturday. Match time is 12 p.m.

Franklin & Marshall 9, McDaniel 0
Doubles
1. Peter Bookman/Ross Silverberg (F) def. Ben Faber/Dan Hovorka 8-2;
2. James Tunner/Doug Silverstein (F) def. Steve French/Justin Ward 8-1;
3. Josh Calo/Paul Salierno (F) def. Tim Foley/Luke Schmidt 8-2.

Singles
1. Cameron Relic (F) def. Faber 7-5, 6-1;
2. Samuel Stone (F) def. Hovorka 6-3, 7-6 (7-4);
3. Bookman (F) def. French 6-1, 6-1;
4. Tolly Taylor (F) def. Ward 6-4, 6-1;
5. Salierno (F) def. Aaron Waltemeyer 6-0, 6-0;
6. Tim Belford (F) def. Schmidt 6-0, 6-0.

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