Patriot netters survive Hurricanes 9-0
AMERICUS, GA - The nationally ranked Francis Marion University men's and women's tennis teams concluded their weekend trip to the Peach State with a pair of 9-0 conference wins over Georgia Southwestern State University on Sunday (March 18).
The 13th-ranked FMU men improve to 7-2 overall and 4-2 in the Peach Belt Conference, while the 25th-ranked Patriot women move to 9-1 and 5-1.
The GSW men fall to 4-9 and 0-3, while the Hurricane women drop to 6-8 and 2-4.
In the men's match, FMU junior Alex Caspari stayed unbeaten in singles play with a 6-1, 6-3 win at the No.1 spot. Every Patriot singles victory came in straight sets: Jack Bishop at No.2, Gavin Davison at No.3, Jonathan Hain at No.4, Tim Ruepke at No.5, and Luke Bateup at No.6.
The same was also true for the Francis Marion women as the Patriots lost only 11 games in the six singles matches. Winners consisted of Jitka Gavdunova at No.1, Mona Blauen at No.2, Tereza Baranova at No.3, Julia Graf at No.4, Kimberley Hurter at No.5, and Caitlin Siney at No.6. Like Caspari, Blauen is also undefeated in singles play this year.
Both Francis Marion squads will play host to Wingate University on Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. on the Kassab Courts.
Women's Tennis Match Results Mar 18, 2012 at Americus, Ga.
#25 Francis Marion 9, Georgia Southwestern 0 Singles competition 1. #9 Jitka Gavdunova (FMUW) def. Carly Cangelosi (GSW-W) 6-0, 6-0 2. #17 Mona Blauen (FMUW) def. Kalie Douberly (GSW-W) 6-1, 6-0 3. #38 Tereza Baranova (FMUW) def. Mollie McGowan (GSW-W) 6-1, 6-3 4. Julia Graf (FMUW) def. Victoria Ondo (GSW-W) 6-2, 6-0 5. Kimberley Hurter (FMUW) def. Ginny Jones (GSW-W) 6-1, 6-0 6. Caitlin Siney (FMUW) def. Melinda Vansant (GSW-W) 6-0, 6-3 Doubles competition 1. #9 Jitka Gavdunova/Mona Blauen (FMUW) def. Carly Cangelosi/Ginny Jones (GSW-W) 8-0 2. Tereza Baranova/Julia Graf (FMUW) def. Mollie McGowan/Victoria Ondo (GSW-W) 8-1 3. Kerry Hall/Caitlin Siney (FMUW) def. Kalie Douberly/Melinda Vansant (GSW-W) 8-5
Match Notes: Francis Marion 9-1, 5-1 PBC; National ranking #25; Regional ranking #6 Georgia Southwestern 6-8, 2-5 PBC Men's Tennis Match Results Mar 18, 2012 at Americus, Ga. #13 Francis Marion 9, Georgia Southwestern 0 Singles competition 1. Alex Caspari (FMUM) def. Stephen Moore (GSW-M) 6-1, 6-3 2. Jack Bishop (FMUM) def. Joseph Bjerregaard (GSW-M) 6-1, 6-0 3. Gavin Davison (FMUM) def. Yvan Ruelle (GSW-M) 6-1, 7-5 4. Jonathan Hain (FMUM) def. Ryan Bartz (GSW-M) 6-4, 6-3 5. Tim Ruepke (FMUM) def. Matt Vansant (GSW-M) 6-2, 6-3 6. Luke Bateup (FMUM) def. Jake Koonce (GSW-M) 6-1, 6-2 Doubles competition 1. #19 Alex Caspari/Gavin Davison (FMUM) def. Jake Koonce/Evgeniy Vinogradov (GSW-M) 8-1 2. Jack Bishop/Jonathan Hain (FMUM) def. Ryan Bartz/Stephen Moore (GSW-M) 8-6 3. Tim Ruepke/Dirk Bair (FMUM) def. Matt Vansant/Joseph Bjerregaard (GSW-M) 8-5
Match Notes: Francis Marion 7-2, 4-2 PBC; National ranking #13; Regional ranking #6 Georgia Southwestern 4-9, 0-5 PBC