March 4, 2012

Patriot tennis teams blank Trojans

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FLORENCE, SC – The nationally ranked Francis Marion University men's and women's tennis teams both captured 9-0 non-conference victories over Anderson University, Sunday afternoon (March 4) on the Kassab Courts.

The 13th-ranked Patriot men improve to 4-1, while the 25th-ranked FMU women remain unbeaten at 6-0, including five shutout wins.

Junior Alex Caspari upset 45th-ranked Stan Atema in straight sets (6-3, 6-0) at No. 1 singles in the men's match.  Caspari is unbeaten in singles and doubles play this season.

On the women's side, senior Jitka Gavdunova and junior Mona Blauen continued their winning streaks in singles play, now at nine matches dating back to last season.

Both Francis Marion squads will play host to Peach Belt Conference opponent Augusta State University on Saturday (Mar. 10) at noon on USTA Campus Kids' Day. 

 

Men's Tennis Match Results
Mar 04, 2012 at Florence, SC

 

#13 Francis Marion University 9, #29 Anderson University 0
Singles competition
1. Alex Caspari (FMUM) def. #45 Stan Atema (AU-M) 6-3, 6-0
2. Gavin Davison (FMUM) def. Krystof Gulbinovic (AU-M) 6-4, 6-1
3. Jack Bishop (FMUM) def. Deni Mehagic (AU-M) 7-6 (7-2), 4-6, 10-2
4. Jonathan Hain (FMUM) def. Daniel Gonzalez (AU-M) 6-2, 6-2
5. Luke Bateup (FMUM) def. Loic Ambroise (AU-M) 6-0, 6-4
6. Dirk Bair (FMUM) def. Trey Halbauer (AU-M) 6-2, 6-1
Doubles competition
1. #19 Alex Caspari/Gavin Davison (FMUM) def. Stan Atema/Daniel Gonzalez (AU-M) 8-1
2. Jack Bishop/Jonathan Hain (FMUM) def. Deni Mehagic/Krystof Gulbinovic (AU-M) 9-7
3. Dirk Bair/Tim Ruepke (FMUM) def. Loic Ambroise/Trey Halbauer (AU-M) 8-3

 

Match Notes:
Anderson University 5-4; National ranking #29; Regional ranking #8
Francis Marion University 4-1; National ranking #13; Regional ranking #6

 

Women's Tennis Match Results
Mar 04, 2012 at Florence, SC

 

#25 Francis Marion University 9, Anderson University 0
Singles competition
1. #9 Jitka Gavdunova (FMUW) def. Camie Beaulieu-Brunet (AU-W) 6-1, 6-0
2. #17 Mona Blauen (FMUW) def. Avery Owens (AU-W) 6-4, 6-0
3. #38 Tereza Baranova (FMUW) def. Clair Larkin (AU-W) 6-3, 6-1
4. Julia Graf (FMUW) def. Shelby Anderson (AU-W) 6-3, 6-1
5. Kimberley Hurter (FMUW) def. Lauren Trumbull (AU-W) 6-2, 6-1
6. Kerry Hall (FMUW) def. Lindsay Gregory (AU-W) 7-6 (7-2), 6-1
Doubles competition
1. #9 Jitka Gavdunova/Mona Blauen (FMUW) def. Camie Beaulieu-Brunet/Shelby Anderson (AU-W) 8-0
2. Tereza Baranova/Julia Graf (FMUW) def. Clair Larkin/Lindsay Gregory (AU-W) 8-3
3. Kimberley Hurter/Kerry Hall (FMUW) def. Avery Owens/Lauren Trumbull (AU-W) 8-5

 

Match Notes:
Anderson University 6-5
Francis Marion University 6-0; National ranking #25; Regional ranking #6