February 17, 2013

Patriot tennis splits with YHC

YOUNG HARRIS, GA – The 10th-ranked Francis Marion University women's tennis team remained unbeaten with a narrow 5-4 road win at Young Harris College on Sunday (Feb. 17), but the 20th-ranked Patriot men came out on the short end of a down-to-the-wire 5-4 decision against the Mountain Lions.

The FMU women improve to 6-0 overall and 2-0 in the Peach Belt Conference.  Leading 2-1 after doubles play, Francis Marion got straight-sets singles wins from freshman Lena Specht at No. 5, junior Kimberley Hurter at No. 4, and sophomore Julia Graf at No. 3.

In the men's match, Francis Marion (5-1, 1-1) trailed 3-0 after doubles play and 4-2 after the completion of three singles matches.  Patriot freshman Arnaud Holl won in three sets 6-2, 6-7 (3-7), 6-1 at No. 3 singles and sophomore Marius Wahlier won in three sets 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 at the No. 5 position to deadlock the match at 4-4.

The deciding contest was at No. 3 singles where Guilherme Frias outlasted FMU sophomore Gavin Davison 6-7 (8-10), 7-6 (7-0), 6-3.  Davison injured his ankle late in the second set, but still forced a third set and led 3-1 in that set before Frias captured the final five games.

The temperature was 32 degrees when the match started and 37 degrees when it ended five hours later.

The FMU women will play at UNC Pembroke on Thursday at 2 p.m., before both Patriots squads host Top-10 ranked Columbus State University on Saturday at 11 a.m. on the Kassab Courts.

 

Women's Tennis Match Results
Feb 17, 2013 at Young Harris, Ga.
 
#10 Francis Marion 5, Young Harris 4
Singles competition
1. #24 Jane Plevako (YHC) def. #25 Mona Blauen (FMU_W) 7-6 (7-3), 6-4
2. Charlotte Dawson (YHC) def. Tereza Baranova (FMU_W) 6-1, 6-4
3. Julia Graf (FMU_W) def. Lina Parra Pava (YHC) 6-3, 6-2
4. Kimberley Hurter (FMU_W) def. Charlotte Moreau (YHC) 6-2, 6-3
5. Lena Specht (FMU_W) def. Diana DiMarco (YHC) 6-0, 6-2
6. Carolina Hernandez (YHC) def. Caitlin Siney (FMU_W) 7-5, 6-1
Doubles competition
1. Jane Plevako/Charlotte Dawson (YHC) def. #17 Mona Blauen/Julia Graf (FMU_W) 8-4
2. Tereza Baranova/Nora Westbye (FMU_W) def. Charlotte Moreau/Carolina Hernandez (YHC) 8-1
3. Caitlin Siney/Lena Specht (FMU_W) def. Diana DiMarco/Lina Parra Pava (YHC) 8-4
 
Match Notes: Francis Marion 6-0, 2-0 PBC; National ranking #10; Regional ranking #3
Young Harris 4-2, 0-1 PBC                 Order of finish: Doubles (1,2,3); Singles (5,6,4,3,2,1)
Weather: Sunny, 32F (24F), NNW 11            Official: Monica Dibbin  T-3:55  A-25
 
Men's Tennis Match Results
Feb 17, 2013 at Young Harris, Ga.
 
Young Harris 5, #20 Francis Marion 4
Singles competition
1. #10 Alex Caspari (FMU) def. Joan Valls (YHC) 6-0, 6-1
2. Gabriel Oliveira (YHC) def. Tim Ruepke (FMU) 7-5, 6-4
3. Guilherme Frias (YHC) def. Gavin Davison (FMU) 6-7 (8-10), 7-6 (7-0), 6-3
4. Arnaud Holl (FMU) def. Martin Harach (YHC) 6-2, 6-7 (3-7), 6-1
5. Marius Wahlier (FMU) def. Tom Gibaud (YHC) 4-6, 6-3, 6-3
6. Luke Bateup (FMU) def. Brecht Vangrinsven (YHC) 6-2, 6-2
Doubles competition
1. Joan Valls/Guilherme Frias (YHC) def. #12 Alex Caspari/Gavin Davison (FMU) 8-6
2. Gabriel Oliveira/Martin Harach (YHC) def. Eimon Heywood/Tim Ruepke (FMU) 9-7
3. Tom Gibaud/Brecht Vangrinsven (YHC) def. Arnaud Holl/Marius Wahlier (FMU) 8-4
 
Match Notes:  Francis Marion 5-1, 1-1 PBC; National ranking #20; Regional ranking #6
Young Harris 4-0, 1-0 PBC                 Order of finish: Doubles (1,3,2); Singles (1,6,2,4,5,3)
Weather: Sunny, 32F (24F), NNW 11            Official: Monica Dibbin  T-4:56  A-25