February 2, 2013

FMU netters beat Bulldogs 8-1 and 8-1

FLORENCE, SC – The nationally ranked Francis Marion University men's and women's tennis teams both claimed season-opening 8-1 wins over Barton College, Saturday afternoon (Feb. 2) on the Kassab Courts.

Led by senior All-Americans Mona Blauen and Alex Caspari, the Patriots took 3-0 leads in both matches by sweeping all the doubles matches.  Blauen also registered her 49th career singles victory with a 6-0, 6-1 decision at the women's No.1 position.

The Patriot women are ranked 10th nationally, while the men are 20th in the preseason poll.

Both teams will now embark on long road trips, by first playing at Erskine College on Thursday at 2 p.m.

 

Women's Tennis Match Results
Feb 02, 2013 at Florence, SC
#10 Francis Marion University 8, Barton College 1

 

Singles competition
1. #25 Mona Blauen (FMU_W) def. Smiljana Kljajic (BCWT) 6-0, 6-1
2. Tereza Baranova (FMU_W) def. Alicia Lasry (BCWT) 6-1, 6-0
3. Julia Graf (FMU_W) def. Lindsey Frederick (BCWT) 6-0, 6-0
4. Kimberley Hurter (FMU_W) def. Meredith Pruden (BCWT) 6-1, 6-0
5. Nora Westbye (FMU_W) def. Caroline Fischer (BCWT) 6-0, 6-2
6. Kristy Lievense (BCWT) def. Charne McClurkin (FMU_W) 6-1, 6-1
Doubles competition
1. #17 Mona Blauen/Julia Graf (FMU_W) def. Alicia Lasry/Lindsey Frederick (BCWT) 8-0
2. Tereza Baranova/Nora Westbye (FMU_W) def. Smiljana Kljajic/Meredith Pruden (BCWT) 8-0
3. Kimberley Hurter/Caitlin Siney (FMU_W) def. Caroline Fischer/Francesca Del Pozo (BCWT) 8-1

 

Match Notes:  Barton College 1-2
Francis Marion University 1-0; National ranking #10; Regional ranking #3
A-50 
 
Men's Tennis Match Results
Feb 02, 2013 at Florence, SC
#20 Francis Marion University 8, Barton College 1

 

Singles competition
1. #10 Alex Caspari (FMU) def. Max Leppert (BCMT) 6-1, 6-2
2. Rafael Ruiz Velasco (BCMT) def. Gavin Davison (FMU) 6-2, 6-2
3. Tim Ruepke (FMU) def. Jorge Pradilla (BCMT) 6-4, 6-1
4. Arnaud Holl (FMU) def. Mihnea Tomos (BCMT) 6-0, 6-0
5. Eimon Heywood (FMU) def. No player (BCMT), by forfeit
6. Marius Wahlier (FMU) def. No player (BCMT), by forfeit
Doubles competition
1. #12 Alex Caspari/Gavin Davison (FMU) def. Rafael Ruiz Velasco/Max Leppert (BCMT) 8-4
2. Eimon Heywood/Marius Wahlier (FMU) def. Jorge Pradilla/Nick Genest (BCMT) 8-3
3. Tim Ruepke/Arnaud Holl (FMU) def. No player/No player (BCMT), by forfeit

 

Match Notes:  Barton College 0-2
Francis Marion University 1-0; National ranking #20; Regional ranking #6
A-50