FMU Men & Women netters win at USCA

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AIKEN, SC – In a reversal of Saturday's outcome, Francis Marion University freshman Luke Bateup captured a three-set win at No. 5 singles to lift the 14th-ranked Patriots to a 5-4 Peach Belt Conference win over USC Aiken on Sunday (Feb. 26), while the FMU women rolled to another 9-0 win.

In the men's match, FMU led 2-1 after doubles, but with the No. 5 singles still to be decided, the contest was even at 4-4.  Bateup won the first set 7-5, lost the second 6-1, and then claimed a 6-1 victory in the pivotal third set.  On Saturday, Bateup lost the deciding match in three sets as FMU fell to 11th-ranked Lander University 5-4.

The Patriot men are now 3-1 overall and 1-1 in the Peach Belt.

In the women's match, FMU did not lose a set as the Patriot women (5-0, 2-0) rolled to their fourth 9-0 win in five matches this season.  Senior Jitka Gavdunova and junior Mona Blauen each extended their singles winning streak to eight matches – dating back to last season.

Both Patriot teams will play host to Tusculum College on Saturday (Mar. 3) at 2:30 p.m. 

 
 
Tennis Match Results
Feb 26, 2012 at Aiken, SC

 

#14 Francis Marion University 5, USC Aiken 4
Singles competition
1. Alex Caspari (FMUM) def. Guilherme Destefani (USCAM) 6-4, 6-2
2. Patrick Stiebinger (USCAM) def. Gavin Davison (FMUM) 6-2, 6-2
3. Bruno Orlandini (USCAM) def. Jack Bishop (FMUM) 6-4, 1-6, 6-2
4. Harrison Silvy (USCAM) def. Jonathan Hain (FMUM) 6-3, 6-4
5. Luke Bateup (FMUM) def. Lucas Gobbi (USCAM) 7-5, 1-6, 6-1
6. Dirk Bair (FMUM) def. Nathan Berlyn (USCAM) 3-6, 6-4, 6-2
Doubles competition
1. #19 Gavin Davison/Alex Caspari (FMUM) def. Patrick Stiebinger/Nathan Berlyn (USCAM) 8-6
2. Jonathan Hain/Jack Bishop (FMUM) def. Bruno Orlandini/Harrison Silvy (USCAM) 9-7
3. Guilherme Destefani/Lucas Gobbi (USCAM) def. Dirk Bair/Tim Ruepke (FMUM) 8-5

 

Match Notes:  Francis Marion University 3-1, 1-1 PBC; National ranking #14; Regional ranking #6
USC Aiken 3-1, 0-1 PBC; Regional ranking #9

 

Women's Tennis Match Results
Feb 26, 2012 at Aiken, SC

 

Francis Marion University 9, USC Aiken 0
Singles competition
1. #9 Jitka Gavdunova (FMUW) def. Margot Simon (USCAW) 6-2, 6-4
2. #20 Mona Blauen (FMUW) def. Manon Hermens (USCAW) 6-3, 6-3
3. #41 Tereza Baranova (FMUW) def. Franziska Regel (USCAW) 6-1, 6-3
4. Julia Graf (FMUW) def. Shauna Williams (USCAW) 6-0, 6-2
5. Kimberley Hurter (FMUW) def. Andrea Cediel (USCAW) 6-2, 6-3
6. Kerry Hall (FMUW) def. Julie Maline (USCAW) 6-3, 6-1
Doubles competition
1. #11 Jitka Gavdunova/Mona Blauen (FMUW) def. Margot Simon/Manon Hermens (USCAW) 8-5
2. Tereza Baranova/Julia Graf (FMUW) def. Franziska Regel/Julie Maline (USCAW) 8-4
3. Kimberley Hurter/Kerry Hall (FMUW) def. Andrea Cediel/Gina Kothari (USCAW) 8-2

 

Match Notes:  Francis Marion University 5-0, 2-0 PBC; Regional ranking #6
USC Aiken 3-3, 1-1 PBC