February 16, 2013

Patriot netters open PBC play with wins

DAHLONEGA, GA – Francis Marion University opened its Peach Belt Conference tennis schedules with a pair of road wins over the University of North Georgia on Saturday (Feb. 16) as the 10th-ranked Patriot women won 8-1 and the 20th-ranked men came out victorious 5-4.

The FMU women improve to 5-0 overall for the third straight season.  The Patriots men are 5-0 for the first time in four years.  Both squads will continue their PBC road trip in the Peach State by playing at Young Harris College on Sunday morning at 11 a.m.

The Patriot men trailed 2-1 after doubles play, but received singles wins from the bottom four positions, including three-set victories by sophomores Gavin Davison and Marius Wahlier, to capture the win.

The FMU women swept all three doubles matches and lost only at the No.6 singles spot in a tiebreaker.

 

(MEN) #20 Francis Marion 5 #23 North Georgia 4
Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013 in Dahlonega, Ga.
Doubles
#1 – #12 Caspari/Davison (FMU) def. Friedrich/Guida (UNG) 9-7
#2 – Santos/Gantt (UNG) def. Ruepke/Heywood (FMU) 8-1
#3 – Mesquita/Ernesto Farinas (UNG) def. Wahlier/Holl (FMU) 9-8 (5)
Singles
#1 – Felipe Friedrich (UNG) def. #10 Alex Caspari (FMU) 5-7, 6-4, 6-2
#2 – Matheus Guida (UNG) def. Tim Ruepke (FMU) 6-0, 6-2
#3 – Gavin Davison (FMU) def. Giovani Santos (UNG) 3-6, 6-2, 6-4
#4 – Arnaud Holl (FMU) def. Anthony Veryard (UNG) 6-1, 6-2
#5 – Eimon Heywood (FMU) def. Sam Gantt (UNG) 6-3, 7-5
#6 – Marius Wahlier (FMU) def. Mario Mesquita (UNG) 6-4, 1-6, 6-3

 

RECORDS: Francis Marion 5-0 (1-0 PBC); North Georgia 2-1 (0-1 PBC)

   

(WOMEN) #10 Francis Marion 8 North Georgia 1
Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013 in Dahlonega, Ga.
Doubles
#1 – Blauen/Graf (FMU) def. Escobar/Baartvedt (UNG) 8-4
#2 – Baranova/Westbye (FMU) def. Williams/Hazelman (UNG) 8-5
#3 – Caitlin Siney/Specht (FMU) def. Audrey Marlette/Nela Handac (UNG) 8-5 
Singles
#1 – #25 Mona Blauen (FMU) def. Cameron Williams (UNG) 6-4, 6-2
#2 – Tereza Baranova (FMU) def. Natalia Escobar (UNG) 6-4, 6-0
#3 – Julia Graf (FMU) def. Mathilda Baartvedt (UNG) 6-0, 6-0
#4 – Kimberley Hurter (FMU) def. Adalyn Hazelman (UNG) 6-1, 6-2
#5 – Lena Specht (FMU) def. Mallory Kolts (UNG) 6-0, 6-0
#6 – Jordan Poole (UNG) def. Nora Westbye (FMU) 1-6, 6-3, 10-8

 

RECORDS: Francis Marion 5-0 (1-0 PBC); North Georgia 0-3 (0-1 PBC)