Francis Marion fights off Crusaders 8-1 and 9-0

FLORENCE, SC – The nationally ranked Francis Marion University men's and women's tennis teams both defeated North Greenville University 8-1 and 9-0 respectively, Wednesday afternoon (March 6) in chilly non-conference action on the Kassab Courts.

The 27th-ranked FMU men up their record to 7-3, while the 11th-ranked Patriot women move to 10-1.

The Francis Marion women lost only eight games in sweeping to their 13th consecutive win against non-conference opponents.

Both Francis Marion squads will play host to USTA/Campus Kids Day on Saturday at the Florence Tennis Center when the Patriots entertain Tusculum College.  The matches will start at 2 p.m., but earlier in the day the Francis Marion players will put on a free clinic for area youth players.

 

Men'sTennis Match Results
Mar 06, 2013 at Florence, SC

#27 Francis Marion University 8, North Greenville University 1

Singles competition
1. #10 Alex Caspari (FMU) def. Hugo Ciarrocchi (NGUM) 6-0, 6-0
2. Arnaud Holl (FMU) def. Juan Vargas (NGUM) 6-1, 6-0
3. Tim Ruepke (FMU) def. Guilherme Ferreira (NGUM) 6-0, 6-2
4. Eimon Heywood (FMU) def. Sergio Araujo Filho (NGUM) 6-3, 6-4
5. Luke Bateup (FMU) def. James Klempin (NGUM) 6-0, 6-0
6. John Melson (NGUM) def. Rod Russell (FMU) 6-2, 6-2

Doubles competition
1. Alex Caspari/Tim Ruepke (FMU) def. Hugo Ciarrocchi/Juan Vargas (NGUM) 8-1
2. Eimon Heywood/Arnaud Holl (FMU) def. Guilherme Ferreira/Sergio Araujo Filho (NGUM) 8-2
3. Marius Wahlier/Luke Bateup (FMU) def. James Klempin/John Melson (NGUM) 8-2

Match Notes:
North Greenville University 1-7
Francis Marion University 7-3; National ranking #27; Regional ranking #8
Order of finish: Doubles (1,2,3); Singles (1)
T-2:45  A-36 

 

Women'sTennis Match Results
Mar 06, 2013 at Florence, SC

#11 Francis Marion University 9, North Greenville University 0

Singles competition
1. #25 Mona Blauen (FMU_W) def. Susane Lenz (NGUW) 6-0, 6-0
2. Tereza Baranova (FMU_W) def. Rebecca Beacham (NGUW) 6-0, 6-0
3. Julia Graf (FMU_W) def. Maggie Elliott (NGUW) 6-0, 6-0
4. Kimberley Hurter (FMU_W) def. Haley Hardwick (NGUW) 6-1, 6-0
5. Lena Specht (FMU_W) def. Muriel Adib (NGUW) 6-3, 6-0
6. Nora Westbye (FMU_W) def. Aline Ribeiro (NGUW) 6-1, 6-0

Doubles competition
1. #17 Mona Blauen/Julia Graf (FMU_W) def. Susane Lenz/Maggie Elliott (NGUW) 8-1
2. Tereza Baranova/Nora Westbye (FMU_W) def. Aline Ribeiro/Muriel Adib (NGUW) 8-0
3. Kerry Hall/Caitlin Siney (FMU_W) def. Rebecca Beacham/Victoria Gomez (NGUW) 8-2

Match Notes:
North Greenville University 2-6
Francis Marion University 10-1; National ranking #11; Regional ranking #3
Order of finish: Doubles (2,1,3); Singles ()
T-3:15  A-36