February 27, 2013

Francis Marion netters split with Bearcats

FLORENCE, SC – The 11th-ranked Francis Marion University women's tennis team defeated Lander University 9-0 on Wednesday (Feb. 27), while the 27th-ranked Patriot men fell to eighth-ranked and unbeaten Lander 8-1.

The Patriot women improve to 8-1 overall and 4-1 in the PBC, while the FMU men drop to 5-3 and 1-3.

After taking a 3-0 advantage in doubles play, the Francis Marion women lost only one set in the singles competition.  Senior Mona Blauen, ranked 25th in NCAA Division II singles, won in straight sets at the No.1 spot and in the process moved into sole possession of third place on the team's career list for singles victories with a 55-9 mark.

FMU's lone win in the men's match came at No.1 singles where 10th-ranked senior Alex Caspari defeated 15th-ranked Paul-Henri Arrigoni 6-2, 6-0.

Both Francis Marion squads will play host to nationally ranked Lewis University in non-conference action on Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. on the Kassab Courts.

 

Women's Tennis Match Results
Feb 27, 2013 at Florence, SC

#11 Francis Marion University 9, Lander University 0

Singles competition
1. #25 Mona Blauen (FMU_W) def. Carolina Lainez (LUW) 6-3, 6-1
2. Tereza Baranova (FMU_W) def. Ainhoa Rico Martin (LUW) 6-2, 7-5
3. Julia Graf (FMU_W) def. Aurelia Ruffat (LUW) 6-0, 6-0
4. Kimberley Hurter (FMU_W) def. Cayce Bradley (LUW) 6-3, 6-3
5. Lena Specht (FMU_W) def. Lori Flick (LUW) 6-0, 6-2
6. Nora Westbye (FMU_W) def. Tiffany Vanhpraseuth (LUW) 2-6, 6-2, 10-7

Doubles competition
1. #17 Mona Blauen/Julia Graf (FMU_W) def. Marion Courbis/Aurelia Ruffat (LUW) 8-1
2. Tereza Baranova/Nora Westbye (FMU_W) def. Carolina Lainez/Cayce Bradley (LUW) 8-3
3. Kimberley Hurter/Lena Specht (FMU_W) def. Tiffany Vanhpraseuth/Ainhoa Rico Martin (LUW) 8-2

Match Notes:
Lander University 3-2, 1-2
Francis Marion University 8-1, 4-1; National ranking #11; Regional ranking #3
Official: Ernie James  A-35 

 

Men's Tennis Match Results
Feb 27, 2013 at Florence, SC

#8 Lander University 8, #27 Francis Marion University 1

Singles competition
1. #10 Alex Caspari (FMU) def. #15 Paul-Henri Arrigoni (LUM) 6-2, 6-0
2. #27 Vincent Verpeaux (LUM) def. Gavin Davison (FMU) 6-2, 6-2
3. Adam Jonsson (LUM) def. Arnaud Holl (FMU) 7-5, 6-3
4. Oscar Axelsson (LUM) def. Eimon Heywood (FMU) 6-2, 6-2
5. Diego Zegarra (LUM) def. Marius Wahlier (FMU) 7-6 (7-5), 6-2
6. August Iwdal (LUM) def. Luke Bateup (FMU) 6-2, 6-2

Doubles competition
1. #21 August Iwdal/Adam Jonsson (LUM) def. #12 Alex Caspari/Gavin Davison (FMU) 8-3
2. Paul-Henri Arrigoni/Vincent Verpeaux (LUM) def. Marius Wahlier/Luke Bateup (FMU) 8-2
3. Samuel Poutignat/Oscar Axelsson (LUM) def. Arnaud Holl/Eimon Heywood (FMU) 8-4

Match Notes:
Lander University 5-0, 2-0; National ranking #8; Regional ranking #3
Francis Marion University 5-3, 1-3; National ranking #27; Regional ranking #8
Official: Ernie James  A-35