February 9, 2013

Francis Marion tennis sweeps Wingate

WINGATE, NC – The 10th-ranked Francis Marion University women's tennis team and the 20th-ranked Patriot men both claimed 7-2 wins over a pair of nationally ranked Wingate University squads on Saturday afternoon (Feb. 9).

Both Francis Marion squads improve to 3-0 and will travel to Hartsville on Sunday to face Coker College at 1 p.m.

FMU won two of three doubles matches on the women's side and swept all three doubles matches in the men's competition.  The Patriot women then closed out the 30th-ranked Bulldogs with singles wins at No.1 (Mona Blauen), No.2 (Tereza Baranova), and No.4 (Kimberley Hurter). The FMU men got wins at No.3 (Gavin Davison) and No.4 (Arnaud Holl) singles to record the required five points.

 

Women's Tennis Match Results
Feb 09, 2013 at Wingate, N.C.

#10 Francis Marion 7, #30 Wingate 2

Singles competition
1. #25 Mona Blauen (FMU_W) def. Ali Evers (WU) 6-1, 6-2
2. Tereza Baranova (FMU_W) def. Caroline Holland (WU) 6-1, 6-0
3. Julia Graf (FMU_W) def. Becca Thomas (WU) 6-4, 5-7, 6-0
4. Kimberley Hurter (FMU_W) def. Morgan Winston (WU) 6-1, 7-6 (7-5)
5. Lena Specht (FMU_W) def. Kelli Ferguson (WU) 6-1, 6-2
6. Tiffany Williams (WU) def. Caitlin Siney (FMU_W) 6-3, 6-2

Doubles competition
1. #17 Mona Blauen/Julia Graf (FMU_W) def. Caroline Holland/Kelli Ferguson (WU) 8-2
2. Tereza Baranova/Lena Specht (FMU_W) def. Ali Evers/Morgan Winston (WU) 8-0
3. Becca Thomas/Tiffany Williams (WU) def. Kimberley Hurter/Caitlin Siney (FMU_W) 8-2

Match Notes:  Francis Marion 3-0; National ranking #10; Regional ranking #3
Wingate 3-1; National ranking #30; Regional ranking #5
Order of finish: Doubles (2,3,1); Singles (1,2,4,3,6,5)

 

Men's Tennis Match Results
Feb 09, 2013 at Wingate, N.C.

#20 Francis Marion 7, #26 Wingate 2

Singles competition
1. #10 Alex Caspari (FMU) def. Kennedy Cancelado (WU) 6-4, 6-7 (4-7), 6-1
2. Neal Towlson (WU) def. Tim Ruepke (FMU) 6-1, 6-2
3. Gavin Davison (FMU) def. Roberto Hennis (WU) 6-4, 6-2
4. Arnaud Holl (FMU) def. Sebastian Hall (WU) 6-3, 3-6, 6-2
5. Ryan Forbes (WU) def. Eimon Heywood (FMU) 5-7, 6-1, 10-5
6. Marius Wahlier (FMU) def. Josh Eardley (WU) 6-2, 6-3

Doubles competition
1. #12 Alex Caspari/Gavin Davison (FMU) def. Neal Towlson/Roberto Hennis (WU) 8-4
2. Tim Ruepke/Eimon Heywood (FMU) def. Kennedy Cancelado/Ryan Forbes (WU) 8-6
3. Arnaud Holl/Marius Wahlier (FMU) def. Sebastian Hall/Josh Eardley (WU) 8-5

Match Notes:  Francis Marion 3-0; National ranking #20; Regional ranking #6
Wingate 3-3; National ranking #26; Regional ranking #8
Order of finish: Doubles (1,3,2); Singles (2,3,4,1,5,6)