April 6, 2012

Francis Marion bites Cobras twice

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FLORENCE, SC – The 10th-ranked Francis Marion University men's and women's tennis teams both swept all three doubles matches en route to 7-2 and 9-0 wins over local-rival Coker College, Friday afternoon (April 6) in non-conference action.

The Francis Marion women improve to 14-2, while the men are 9-4.  The Coker women drop to 8-9 and the men to 6-10.

FMU dropped only three games in the three women's doubles matches and then all singles wins were in straight sets.

The men's doubles matches were considerably closer, but FMU managed three victories.  Coker earned singles wins at positions No.2 and 3.

The Francis Marion squads were supposed to play Division I South Carolina State University on Saturday, but those matches have been cancelled due to a scheduling conflict.  FMU will return to action on April 14 with the women entertaining Clayton State University at 11 a.m. and the men hosting Concordia College (N.Y.) at 3 p.m.


Women's Tennis Match Results
Apr 06, 2012 at Florence, SC

#10 Francis Marion University 9, Coker College 0

Singles competition
1. #11 Jitka Gavdunova (FMUW) def. Alyssa Blanchard (COKER) 6-1, 6-1
2. #21 Mona Blauen (FMUW) def. Cora Berna (COKER) 6-1, 6-0
3. Kimberley Hurter (FMUW) def. Stephanie Medley (COKER) 6-0, 6-4
4. Julia Graf (FMUW) def. Faith Baxley (COKER) 6-0, 6-0
5. Kerry Hall (FMUW) def. Kayla Meermans (COKER) 6-1, 6-0
6. Caitlin Siney (FMUW) def. Brittanny Yando (COKER) 6-1, 6-1

Doubles competition
1. #7 Jitka Gavdunova/Mona Blauen (FMUW) def. Alyssa Blanchard/Stephanie Medley (COKER) 8-1
2. Kimberley Hurter/Julia Graf (FMUW) def. Cora Berna/Kayla Meermans (COKER) 8-1
3. Caitlin Siney/Kerry Hall (FMUW) def. Faith Baxley/Brittanny Yando (COKER) 8-1

Match Notes:  Coker College 8-9
Francis Marion University 14-2; National ranking #10; Regional ranking #3


Men's Tennis Match Results
Apr 06, 2012 at Florence, SC

#10 Francis Marion University 7, Coker College 2

Singles competition
1. #14 Alex Caspari (FMUM) def. Leonardo Lima (COKERMT) 6-2, 6-3
2. Guillermo Aylon (COKERMT) def. Jack Bishop (FMUM) 6-3, 6-4
3. Manel Estruga (COKERMT) def. Gavin Davison (FMUM) 6-3, 3-6, 10-7
4. Tim Ruepke (FMUM) def. James Corfield (COKERMT) 7-6 (7-4), 6-4
5. Dirk Bair (FMUM) def. Ricardo Perez (COKERMT) 6-1, 6-0
6. Luke Bateup (FMUM) def. Billy Simpson (COKERMT) 6-1, 6-0

Doubles competition
1. #5 Alex Caspari/Gavin Davison (FMUM) def. Leonardo Lima/Manel Estruga (COKERMT) 8-2
2. Jack Bishop/Jonathan Hain (FMUM) def. Guillermo Aylon/James Corfield (COKERMT) 8-4
3. Dirk Bair/Tim Ruepke (FMUM) def. Ricardo Perez/Billy Simpson (COKERMT) 8-6

Match Notes:  Coker College 6-10
Francis Marion University 9-4; National ranking #10; Regional ranking #4