Patriots open tennis season with convincing wins

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MOUNT OLIVE, NC – The Francis Marion University men's and women's tennis teams opened their 2012 campaigns with convincing road wins over Mount Olive College.  The 14th-ranked Patriot men recorded an 8-1 victory, while the FMU women won 9-0.

Mount Olive (0-2) avoided the shutout in men's action with a victory at No.5 singles.  The Patriot women surrendered only 17 games in the nine matches.

Both Francis Marion squads will play at Queens University of Charlotte on Saturday at noon.

 

 

(MEN) #14 Francis Marion University 8, Mount Olive 1
Singles
1. Alex Caspari (FMU) def. Edgar Bub (MOC) 6-0, 6-0
2. Gavin Davison (FMU) def. Rik Wolthuis (MOC) 7-6 (4-0), 6-1
3. Jack Bishop (FMU) def. Gabriel Santana (MOC) 6-4, 6-3
4. Jonathan Hain (FMU) def. Akio Mariano (MOC) 6-4, 6-3
5. Diogo Sender (MOC) def. Tim Ruepke (FMU) 4-6, 6-3, 10-2
6. Luke Bateup (FMU) def. Murilo Pelegrino (MOC) 6-0, 6-2
Doubles
1. #19 Alex Caspari/Gavin Davison (FMU) def. Akio Mariano/Rik Wolthuis (MOC) 8-3
2. Jack Bishop/Jonathan Hain (FMU) def. Edgar Bub/Gabriel Santana (MOC) 8-6
3. Dirk Bair/Tim Ruepke (FMU) def. Diogo Sender/Murilo Pelegrino (MOC) 8-4

 

(WOMEN) Francis Marion University 9, Mount Olive 0
Singles
1. #9 Jitka Gavdunova (FMU) def. Molly Lentini (MOC) 6-0, 6-0
2. #20 Mona Blauen (FMU) def. Francesca Ceppi (MOC) 6-1, 6-1
3. Kimberley Hurter (FMU) def. Pietra Viana (MOC) 7-5, 6-1
4. Kerry Hall (FMU) def. Samara Paldinho (MOC) 6-0, 6-0
5. Caitlin Siney (FMU) def. Patricia Guedes (MOC) 6-4, 6-1
6. Rachel Lovaas (FMU) won by default
Doubles
1. #11 Jitka Gavdunova/Mona Blauen (FMU) def. Pietra Viana/Francesca Ceppi (MOC) 8-2
2. Tereza Baranova/Julia Graf (FMU) def. Molly Lentini/Patricia Guedes (MOC) 8-2
3. Kimberley Hurter/Kerry Hall (FMU) won by default