Patriot netters ground Flying Fleet

DUE WEST, SC – The nationally ranked Francis Marion University men's and women's tennis teams started a long span of road matches with a sweep of Erskine College, Wednesday afternoon (Feb. 6).

The 20th-ranked FMU men improved to 2-0 with a 9-0 blanking of the Flying Fleet, while the 10-ranked Patriot women (2-0) defeated the 40th-ranked Erskine women 6-3.

Patriot senior Mona Blauen recorded her 50th career singles victory with a straight-sets 6-4, 6-3 win over Miranda Guthrie at the No.1 singles spot.  Blauen, ranked 25th in NCAA Division II singles, owns a 50-7 career mark.

Both FMU squads will play at Wingate University on Saturday at noon.

 

Men's Tennis Match Results
Feb 06, 2013 at Due West, SC
 
#20 Francis Marion University 9, Erskine 0
Singles competition
1. #10 Alex Caspari (FMU) def. Jack West (ECM2013) 6-3, 6-2
2. Tim Ruepke (FMU) def. James Hoatson (ECM2013) 6-4, 6-0
3. Gavin Davison (FMU) def. Wilson Mathewes (ECM2013) 6-2, 6-1
4. Arnaud Holl (FMU) def. Dean Harris (ECM2013) 6-4, 6-3
5. Eimon Heywood (FMU) def. Alan Pearce (ECM2013) 6-0, 6-0
6. Marius Wahlier (FMU) def. Robert Clarke (ECM2013) 6-1, 6-0
Doubles competition
1. #12 Gavin Davison/Alex Caspari (FMU) def. Jack West/James Hoatson (ECM2013) 8-0
2. Eimon Heywood/Tim Ruepke (FMU) def. Wilson Mathewes/Dean Harris (ECM2013) 8-6
3. Marius Wahlier/Arnaud Holl (FMU) def. Alan Pearce/Matthew Twitty (ECM2013) 8-2
 
Match Notes: Francis Marion University 2-0; National ranking #20; Regional ranking #6
Erskine 0-1
 
Women's Tennis Match Results
Feb 06, 2013 at Due West, SC
 
#10 Francis Marion University 6, #40 Erskine 3
Singles competition
1. #25 Mona Blauen (FMU_W) def. Miranda Guthrie (ECW2013) 6-4, 6-3
2. Corin Hallman (ECW2013) def. Tereza Baranova (FMU_W) 6-4, 6-1
3. Julia Graf (FMU_W) def. Abby O'Reilly (ECW2013) 6-1, 6-4
4. Mika Goyette (ECW2013) def. Kimberley Hurter (FMU_W) 4-6, 6-3, 6-3
5. Lena Specht (FMU_W) def. Victoria Stephens (ECW2013) 6-2, 6-1
6. Caitlin Siney (FMU_W) def. Lauren Schulte (ECW2013) 6-4, 6-2
Doubles competition
1. #17 Julia Graf/Mona Blauen (FMU_W) def. Corin Hallman/Mika Goyette (ECW2013) 8-3
2. Tereza Baranova/Lena Specht (FMU_W) def. Miranda Guthrie/Victoria Stephens (ECW2013) 8-1
3. Abby O'Reilly/Lauren Schulte (ECW2013) def. Caitlin Siney/Kimberley Hurter (FMU_W) 8-4
 
Match Notes: Francis Marion University 2-0; National ranking #10; Regional ranking #3
Erskine 0-1; National ranking #40; Regional ranking #7
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