PEMBROKE, NC – Tenth-ranked Francis Marion University swept UNC Pembroke 9-0, Thursday afternoon (Feb. 21) in Peach Belt Conference women's tennis action.
Francis Marion improves to 7-0 overall and 3-0 in the PBC.
Both the FMU men's and women's squads will host seventh-ranked Columbus State University on Sunday at 11 a.m. on the Kassab Courts. The match was originally set for Saturday, but has been pushed back one day due to forecasted rain.
Senior Mona Blauen captured a straight-sets win (6-1, 6-2) at the No. 1 singles position to tie former Patriot All-American Tereza Sykorova for third on the team's all-time singles victories list with 54.
After sweeping the three doubles matches, the Patriots dropped only 12 games in the six singles matches.
Women's Tennis Match Results Feb 21, 2013 at UNCP Varsity Tennis Courts #10 Francis Marion University 9, UNC Pembroke 0 Singles competition 1. #25 Mona Blauen (FMU_W) def. Mia Winterbottom (UNCP) 6-1, 6-2 2. Tereza Baranova (FMU_W) def. Leigh-Anne McAfee (UNCP) 6-0, 6-2 3. Julia Graf (FMU_W) def. Hannah Herlocker (UNCP) 6-2, 6-0 4. Kimberley Hurter (FMU_W) def. Shelby Bickel (UNCP) 6-0, 6-0 5. Lena Specht (FMU_W) def. Monica Espitia (UNCP) 6-1, 6-2 6. Nora Westbye (FMU_W) def. Madeline DiNunzio (UNCP) 6-1, 6-1 Doubles competition 1. #17 Mona Blauen/Julia Graf (FMU_W) def. Mia Winterbottom/Hannah Herlocker (UNCP) 8-2 2. Tereza Baranova/Nora Westbye (FMU_W) def. Leigh-Anne McAfee/Shelby Bickel (UNCP) 8-2 3. Lena Specht/Caitlin Siney (FMU_W) def. Madeline DiNunzio/Allison Johnson (UNCP) 8-3 Match Notes: Francis Marion University 7-0, 3-0 PBC; National ranking #10; Regional ranking #3 UNC Pembroke 2-2, 0-2 PBC Order of finish: Doubles (2,1,3); Singles (4,1,3,2,5,6) Official: Connie Abenante