January 23, 2013

Blauen picked for preseason All-PBC tennis team

Francis Marion University senior Mona Blauen has been named to the 2013 Peach Belt Conference preseason All-Conference Women's Tennis Team, as voted on by the league's coaches.

Blauen, a native of Cologne, Germany, compiled an 18-1 singles mark last spring at the No. 2 spot.  She was 11-1 against PBC competition.  In doubles play, she posted an 18-2 record, including an 11-1 record during the Peach Belt regular season.

In the 2013 ITA preseason individual rankings, Blauen is listed 24th nationally in singles and 17th in doubles.

She is a two-time All-PBC (post season) selection and owns career records of 48-7 in singles and 51-11 in doubles.

The 10th-ranked Francis Marion women's squad will open its season Feb. 2 when the Patriots play host to Barton College at 1 p.m.