March 11, 2012

Patriot netters sweep past Bobcats

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FLORENCE, SC - The 25th-ranked Francis Marion University women's tennis team beat 16th-ranked Georgia College by a convincing 8-1 score, while junior Alex Caspari helped lead the 13th-ranked FMU men to a 6-3 victory over 14th-ranked Georgia College, Sunday afternoon (March 11) in Peach Belt Conference play.

Both Francis Marion squads will be on the road next weekend with conference matches at Columbus State University on Saturday and at Georgia Southwestern State University on Sunday.

After leading 2-1 following doubles play, FMU's nationally ranked women's singles players Jitka Gavdunova, Mona Blauen, and Tereza Baranova all won in straight sets at the top three positions.  FMU is now 8-0 overall and 4-0 in the PBC.

The Patriot men (6-1, 3-1) captured all three doubles matches and Caspari upset 13th-ranked Jerome Leborgne 7-5, 7-5 at No.1 singles for the clinching point.  Caspari remains unbeaten in singles and doubles play this season.


Men's Tennis Match Results
Mar 11, 2012 at Florence, SC

#13 Francis Marion University 6, #14 Georgia College 3
Singles competition
1. Alex Caspari (FMUM) def. #13 Jerome Leborgne (GC-M) 7-5, 7-5
2. Johan Wadstein (GC-M) def. Jack Bishop (FMUM) 3-6, 6-2, 6-4
3. Gavin Davison (FMUM) def. Leo Bernardes (GC-M) 6-1, 6-1
4. Kasper Konyves (GC-M) def. Jonathan Hain (FMUM) 6-2, 6-4
5. Alex Schubert (GC-M) def. Luke Bateup (FMUM) 7-6 (7-5), 6-3
6. Dirk Bair (FMUM) def. Tyler Franks (GC-M) 7-5, 3-0, retired
Doubles competition
1. #19 Alex Caspari/Gavin Davison (FMUM) def. #14 Jerome Leborgne/Johan Wadstein (GC-M) 8-4
2. Jack Bishop/Jonathan Hain (FMUM) def. Tyler Franks/Kasper Konyves (GC-M) 8-6
3. Dirk Bair/Tim Ruepke (FMUM) def. Wictor Andersson/Leo Bernardes (GC-M) 9-8 (7-4)

Match Notes:
Georgia College 3-4, 0-3; National ranking #14; Regional ranking #7
Francis Marion University 6-1, 3-1; National ranking #13; Regional ranking #6

Women's Tennis Match Results
Mar 11, 2012 at Florence, SC

#25 Francis Marion University 8, #16 Georgia College 1
Singles competition
1. #9 Jitka Gavdunova (FMUW) def. May Johnson (GC-W) 6-4, 6-2
2. #17 Mona Blauen (FMUW) def. Lisa Setyon-Ortenzio (GC-W) 6-0, 6-1
3. #38 Tereza Baranova (FMUW) def. Ivana Marevic (GC-W) 6-2, 6-2
4. Julia Graf (FMUW) def. Kayla Barksdale (GC-W) 7-5, 6-3
5. Kimberley Hurter (FMUW) def. Leah Pridgeon (GC-W) 4-6, 6-2, 10-6
6. Kerry Hall (FMUW) def. Michelle Lingner (GC-W) 6-1, 6-1
Doubles competition
1. #9 Jitka Gavdunova/Mona Blauen (FMUW) def. May Johnson/Michelle Lingner (GC-W) 8-2
2. Tereza Baranova/Julia Graf (FMUW) def. Kayla Barksdale/Lisa Setyon-Ortenzio (GC-W) 8-3
3. Ivana Marevic/Leah Pridgeon (GC-W) def. Kimberley Hurter/Kerry Hall (FMUW) 9-7

Match Notes:
Georgia College 4-4, 2-3; National ranking #16; Regional ranking #5
Francis Marion University 8-0, 4-0; National ranking #25; Regional ranking #6