March 10, 2012

FMU men rally for PBC tennis win, Women cruise

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FLORENCE, SC - Freshman Jonathan Hain won a three-set battle at No.5 singles to cap a dramatic rally by the 13th-ranked Francis Marion University men's tennis team to claim a 5-4 Peach Belt Conference victory over 12th-ranked Augusta State University, Saturday afternoon (March 10) on the Kassab Courts.  The 25th-ranked FMU women cruised to an 8-1 win over the 46th-ranked ASU women.

The Patriots men improve to 5-1 overall and 2-1 in the conference, while the FMU women remain unbeaten at 7-0 and 3-0.  Both Francis Marion squads will return to action on Sunday (March 11) as they play host to Georgia College at 11 a.m.

In the men's match, ASU led 2-1 after doubles play and extended that advantage to 4-2 early in the singles competition.  FMU senior Jack Bishop began the comeback with a two-hour marathon win (7-6, 6-4) over 36th-ranked Henrique Boturao at No. 2 singles.  Senior Dirk Bair evened the match at 4-4 with a straight-sets victory at No.6 singles, and then Hain captured the deciding point with a 6-1, 4-6, 6-2 win at No.5 singles.

On the women's side, FMU suffered a loss at No.3 doubles, but then ran off straight-set victories in five of the six singles matches.

 


Men's Tennis Match Results
Mar 10, 2012 at Florence, SC

#13 Francis Marion University 5, #12 Augusta State 4
Singles competition
1. Alex Caspari (FMUM) def. #30 Bernardo Fernandes (ASU) 6-3, 6-3
2. Jack Bishop (FMUM) def. #36 Henrique Boturao (ASU) 7-6, 6-4
3. Victor Cabellos (ASU) def. Gavin Davison (FMUM) 6-1, 6-2
4. Jan Labas (ASU) def. Luke Bateup (FMUM) 6-3, 6-3
5. Jonathan Hain (FMUM) def. Victor Guimaraes (ASU) 6-1, 4-6, 6-2
6. Dirk Bair (FMUM) def. Jenner Stevenson (ASU) 6-1, 6-4
Doubles competition
1. #19 Alex Caspari/Gavin Davison (FMUM) def. #20 Bernardo Fernandes/Henrique Boturao (ASU) 8-4
2. Victor Cabellos/Victor Guimaraes (ASU) def. Jack Bishop/Jonathan Hain (FMUM) 8-4
3. Jenner Stevenson/Jan Labas (ASU) def. Tim Ruepke/Dirk Bair (FMUM) 8-4

Match Notes: Augusta State 7-5, 1-2; National ranking #12; Regional ranking #5
Francis Marion University 5-1, 2-1; National ranking #13; Regional ranking #6
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Women's Tennis Match Results
Mar 10, 2012 at Florence, SC

#25 Francis Marion University 8, #46 Augusta State 1
Singles competition
1. #9 Jitka Gavdunova (FMUW) def. Marina Ferreria (ASU) 7-5, 6-3
2. #17 Mona Blauen (FMUW) def. Victoria Lindqvist (ASU) 6-0, 6-0
3. #38 Tereza Baranova (FMUW) def. Liv Pettersson (ASU) 6-0, 6-2
4. Julia Graf (FMUW) def. Roberta Oliveira (ASU) 6-2, 6-1
5. Kimberley Hurter (FMUW) def. Lissa Murakami (ASU) 6-4, 4-6, 10-4
6. Kerry Hall (FMUW) def. Julie Fontaine (ASU) 6-4, 6-1
Doubles competition
1. #9 Jitka Gavdunova/Mona Blauen (FMUW) def. Liv Pettersson/Victoria Lindqvist (ASU) 8-2
2. Tereza Baranova/Julia Graf (FMUW) def. Roberta Oliveira/Julie Fontaine (ASU) 8-4
3. Marina Ferreria/Lissa Murakami (ASU) def. Kimberley Hurter/Kerry Hall (FMUW) 8-6

Match Notes: Augusta State 3-6, 0-3; National ranking #46; Regional ranking #9
Francis Marion University 7-0, 3-0; National ranking #25; Regional ranking #6