Cougars down Patriots in Top 10 tennis match-up

Cougars down Patriots in Top 10 tennis match-up

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GREENWOOD, SC – Seventh-ranked Columbus State University swept all three doubles matches en route to a 5-0 win over 10th-ranked Francis Marion University, Saturday morning (April 21) in the semifinal round of the Peach Belt Conference Women's Tennis Tournament in Greenwood, S.C.

Francis Marion drops to 17-3 and will now await Tuesday's announcement of the NCAA Division II national tournament field to see where the Patriots will be headed.  Two of the squad's losses were to CSU (25-1) and the other was to third-ranked Armstrong Atlantic State University.

The Patriots lost the doubles matches by 9-8 (in a tie-breaker), 8-4, and 8-3 scores.  Columbus State then claimed straight-set singles wins at the No.4 and No.6 positions.


Women's Tennis Match Results
Peach Belt Conference Tournament semifinals
Apr 21, 2012 at Greenwood, S.C.
#7 Columbus State 5, #10 Francis Marion 0
Singles competition
1. #10 Paola Cigui (CSU) vs. #11 Jitka Gavdunova (FMUW) 6-3, 3-2, unfinished
2. Milica Tomic (CSU) vs. #21 Mona Blauen (FMUW) 2-6, 3-2, unfinished
3. #49 Carolin Weikard (CSU) vs. #43 Tereza Baranova (FMUW) 7-5, unfinished
4. Olivera Jokic (CSU) def. Kimberley Hurter (FMUW) 6-1, 6-1
5. Andrea Redrado (CSU) vs. Julia Graf (FMUW) 6-3, 1-3, unfinished
6. Sandra Jung (CSU) def. Kerry Hall (FMUW) 6-1, 6-0
Doubles competition
1. Paola Cigui/Milica Tomic (CSU) def. #7 Jitka Gavdunova/Mona Blauen (FMUW) 9-8
2. Carolin Weikard/Olivera Jokic (CSU) def. Tereza Baranova/Julia Graf (FMUW) 8-4
3. Renata Paiva/Andrea Redrado (CSU) def. Caitlin Siney/Kerry Hall (FMUW) 8-3
Match Notes:  Francis Marion 17-3; National ranking #10; Regional ranking #3
Columbus State 25-1; National ranking #7; Regional ranking #2