FLORENCE, SC- The 25th-ranked Francis Marion University women's tennis team coasted to a 9-0 victory over the University of Montevallo Falcons Thursday afternoon (March 22) at Kassab Courts in Florence, SC.
The Patriots improve to 11-1, including a 6-1 mark in Peach Belt Conference play. Francis Marion returns to action next Saturday (March 31) when both of its men's and women's teams travel to Armstrong Atlantic State University for a match starting at 11 am.
The Patriots did not lose a set topping the Falcons, who drop to 6-8 and 0-5 in the PBC. Ninth ranked Jitka Gavdunova and 17th-ranked Mona Blauen paced the team in singles play. Gavdunova won 6-1 and by default, while Blauen went 6-1, 6-1.
Tennis Match Results
Univ. of Montevallo vs Francis Marion University
Mar 22, 2012 at Florence, SC
#25 Francis Marion University 9, Univ. of Montevallo 0
1. #9 Jitka Gavdunova (FMUW) def. Niki Polcerova (UM) 6-1, 99-0
2. #17 Mona Blauen (FMUW) def. Helene Nordgreen (UM) 6-1, 6-1
3. #38 Tereza Baranova (FMUW) def. Lauren Blair (UM) 6-0, 6-1
4. Kimberley Hurter (FMUW) def. Meagan Stevens (UM) 6-0, 6-0
5. Julia Graf (FMUW) def. Amy McGucken (UM) 6-1, 6-0
6. Kerry Hall (FMUW) def. Yulia Shvetsova (UM) 6-1, 6-0
1. #9 Jitka Gavdunova/Mona Blauen (FMUW) def. Helene Nordgreen/Lauren Blair (UM) 8-0
2. Tereza Baranova/Julia Graf (FMUW) def. Amy McGucken/Meagan Stevens (UM) 8-0
3. Caitlin Siney/Kerry Hall (FMUW) def. Yulia Shvetsova/Kiana Banks (UM) 8-0
Univ. of Montevallo 6-8, 0-5
Francis Marion University 11-1, 6-1; National ranking #25; Regional ranking #3