April 1, 2012

Francis Marion netters claim 6-3 wins at Flagler

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ST. AUGUSTINE, FL – The Francis Marion University men's and women's tennis teams, both ranked 10th in the latest ITA rankings, claimed 6-3 Peach Belt Conference road wins over Flagler College on Sunday afternoon (April 1).

The FMU men upped their overall record to 8-3 and their conference mark to 5-2 by rallying from a 2-1 deficit after doubles play to beat the 27th-ranked Saints (5-11, 2-5).  The Patriots earned singles wins from Alex Caspari (#1), Gavin Davison (#3), Jonathan Hain (#4), Tim Ruepke (#5), and Dirk Bair (#6).

The Patriot women (12-1, 7-1) won two of three doubles matches and then earned singles victories from Jitka Gavdunova (#1), Mona Blauen (#2), Tereza Baranova (#3), and Julia Graf (#5).  The 25th-ranked Flagler women drop to 7-7 and 6-3.

Both Francis Marion squads will play nationally ranked Armstrong Atlantic State University on Monday at 1 p.m. at Savannah's Bacon Park.  The Armstrong men are 16-0 and ranked first in Division II, while the Pirate women's squad is 14-0 and ranked third.

 
 
Women's Tennis Match Results
Apr 01, 2012 at St. Augustine, Fla.
 
#10 Francis Marion University 6, #25 Flagler 3
Singles competition
1. #11 Jitka Gavdunova (FMUW) def. Veronica Figueroa (FLG) 6-2, 6-2
2. #21 Mona Blauen (FMUW) def. Jennifer Saviano (FLG) 6-0, 6-2
3. #43 Tereza Baranova (FMUW) def. Barbora Sebkova (FLG) 6-1, 6-3
4. Rachel Gould (FLG) def. Kimberley Hurter (FMUW) 6-4, 6-0
5. Julia Graf (FMUW) def. Esther Santiago (FLG) 6-4, 6-3
6. Krista Ingrilli (FLG) def. Kerry Hall (FMUW) 6-4, 99-0
Doubles competition
1. #7 Jitka Gavdunova/Mona Blauen (FMUW) def. Rachel Gould/Barbora Sebkova (FLG) 8-2
2. Veronica Figueroa/Jennifer Saviano (FLG) def. Tereza Baranova/Julia Graf (FMUW) 9-8 (7-5)
3. Caitlin Siney/Kerry Hall (FMUW) def. Krista Ingrilli/Esther Santiago (FLG) 9-8 (7-5)
 
Match Notes:
Francis Marion University 12-1, 7-1 PBC; National ranking #10; Regional ranking #3
Flagler 7-7, 6-3 PBC; National ranking #25; Regional ranking #5
 
Men's Tennis Match Results
Apr 01, 2012 at St. Augustine, Fla.

 

#10 Francis Marion University 6, #27 Flagler 3
Singles competition
1. #13 Alex Caspari (FMUM) def. Jose Martinez (FLG) 4-4, retired
2. #48 Peter Coulis (FLG) def. Jack Bishop (FMUM) 6-3, 6-1
3. Gavin Davison (FMUM) def. Inigo Landaluce (FLG) 4-6, 6-0, 6-4
4. Jonathan Hain (FMUM) def. Adam Hunt (FLG) 6-4, 6-2
5. Tim Ruepke (FMUM) def. Stephan Stolz (FLG) 6-3, 6-4
6. Dirk Bair (FMUM) def. Uriel Oquendo (FLG) 6-3, retired
Doubles competition
1. #5 Alex Caspari/Gavin Davison (FMUM) def. Jose Martinez/Stephan Stolz (FLG) 8-5
2. Peter Coulis/Adam Hunt (FLG) def. Jack Bishop/Jonathan Hain (FMUM) 8-6
3. Uriel Oquendo/Inigo Landaluce (FLG) def. Dirk Bair/Tim Ruepke (FMUM) 8-4

 

Match Notes:
Francis Marion University 8-3, 5-2 PBC; National ranking #10; Regional ranking #4
Flagler 5-11, 2-5 PBC; National ranking #27; Regional ranking #7