Patriot Men knocked from PBC Tournament

Patriot Men knocked from PBC Tournament

FLORENCE, SC – The 29th-ranked Francis Marion University men's tennis team lost 5-3 to 42nd-ranked Flagler College, Thursday night (April 17) in consolation bracket action at the 2014 Peach Belt Conference Tennis Tournament.

FMU, seeded seventh in the tournament, concludes its tournament action with a 7-9 record. The sixth-seeded Saints (8-16) advance to the fifth-place match on Friday afternoon at the Dr. Eddie Floyd Tennis Center.

The Patriots' No.1 doubles team of junior Gavin Davison and freshman Richard Ashforth earned their second 9-8 win of the day (having won earlier in the day against Lander in the first round).

Both players won their singles match in straight sets, but Flagler picked up singles victories at spots No.3, No.4, and No.5 to clinch the match.

Men's Tennis Match Results
Apr 17, 2014 at Florence, SC


#42 Flagler College 5, #29 Francis Marion University 3
Singles competition
1. Gavin Davison (FMU) def. Inigo Landaluce (FLG) 6-0, 6-0
2. #27 Richard Ashforth (FMU) def. Hermann Gertmann (FLG) 7-5, 6-2
3. Brant Switzler (FLG) def. Marius Wahlier (FMU) 6-4, 6-4
4. David Espinosa (FLG) def. J. Roettlingsberger (FMU) 6-3, 6-4
5. Bruno Padilha (FLG) def. Tim Ruepke (FMU) 6-2, 7-5
6. Uriel Oquendo (FLG) vs. Luke Bateup (FMU) 4-6, 4-4, unfinished
Doubles competition
1. Gavin Davison/Richard Ashforth (FMU) def. Hermann Gertmann/Brant Switzler (FLG) 9-8 (7-3)
2. Inigo Landaluce/Bruno Padilha (FLG) def. Marius Wahlier/Tim Ruepke (FMU) 8-4
3. Uriel Oquendo/David Espinosa (FLG) def. J. Roettlingsberger/Eimon Heywood (FMU) 8-2


Match Notes: Francis Marion University 7-9; National ranking #29; Regional ranking #8
Flagler College 8-16; National ranking #42
Peach Belt Conference Tournament Consolation Bracket
Flagler is #6 seed; Francis Marion #7 seed