Blauen Serves up FMU Athletics Weekly honor

After defeating two nationally ranked teams, and sport a perfect record in six matches, Senior women's tennis player Mona Blauen has been named the Francis Marion University Student-Athlete of the week ending Feb. 11


The Cologne, Germany native was one of the top performers for the tennis team, as she went 3-0 in both singles and doubles matches last week, not losing a single set in either competition. Her first victory came against Erskine College, which was her 50th career singles win. Blauen had two victories against nationally ranked teams, both of whom were in the NCAA tournament last year in Wingate University and Erskine College.

Blauen is ranked 25th nationally in singles and 17th in doubles. Last month, Blauen was named to the 2013 Peach Belt Conference all-conference women's tennis team.