Francis Marion sweeps Pioneers at Florence Tennis Center

Francis Marion sweeps Pioneers at Florence Tennis Center

FLORENCE, SC – The nationally ranked Francis Marion University men's and women's tennis teams celebrated their annual USTA/Campus Kids' Day with non-conference victories over Tusculum College, Saturday afternoon (March 9) at the Dr. Eddie Floyd Florence Tennis Center.

The 11th-ranked FMU women (11-1) won their fourth straight match with an 8-1 win over Tusculum (6-2), while the 27th-ranked FMU men improved to 8-3 on the season with a 9-0 blanking of the Pioneer men (3-4).

After winning two of three double matches, the Francis Marion women lost only 14 games during singles play en route to beating their 14th consecutive non-conference opponent.

The Francis Marion men won all three doubles matches rather easily and then swept every singles contest in straight-sets.

Both Francis Marion squads will play host to USC Aiken in key Peach Belt Conference matches on Sunday (March 10) at 1 p.m. on the Kassab Courts.


Women's Tennis Match Results
Mar 09, 2013 at Florence, SC

#11 Francis Marion University 8, Tusculum College 1

Singles competition
1. #25 Mona Blauen (FMU_W) def. Kate Hutchinson (TCW) 6-3, 6-3
2. Tereza Baranova (FMU_W) def. Taylor Patterson (TCW) 6-1, 6-0
3. Julia Graf (FMU_W) def. Erin Mills (TCW) 6-1, 6-3
4. Kimberley Hurter (FMU_W) def. Emily Waters (TCW) 6-0, 6-1
5. Lena Specht (FMU_W) def. Adrienne Kaye (TCW) 6-0, 6-0
6. Nora Westbye (FMU_W) def. Megan Buckmaster (TCW) 6-0, 6-2

Doubles competition
1. #17 Mona Blauen/Julia Graf (FMU_W) def. Kate Hutchinson/Adrienne Kaye (TCW) 8-0
2. Taylor Patterson/Erin Mills (TCW) def. Tereza Baranova/Nora Westbye (FMU_W) 8-6
3. Caitlin Siney/Kerry Hall (FMU_W) def. Emily Waters/Amanda Sumner (TCW) 9-8 (7-4)

Match Notes:
Tusculum College 6-2
Francis Marion University 11-1; National ranking #11; Regional ranking #3


Men's Tennis Match Results
Mar 09, 2013 at Florence, SC

#27 Francis Marion University 9, Tusculum College 0

Singles competition
1. #10 Alex Caspari (FMU) def. Lukas Winkelmann (TCM) 6-1, 6-3
2. Gavin Davison (FMU) def. Nicolas Planchard (TCM) 6-3, 1-0, 99-0
3. Arnaud Holl (FMU) def. Jonas Winkelmann (TCM) 6-0, 7-6 (7-1)
4. Eimon Heywood (FMU) def. Paul Wiederspahn (TCM) 6-4, 6-4
5. Marius Wahlier (FMU) def. John Taylor (TCM) 6-3, 6-2
6. Luke Bateup (FMU) def. Daniel Gianopulos (TCM) 6-0, 6-3

Doubles competition
1. #12 Alex Caspari/Gavin Davison (FMU) def. Lukas Winkelmann/Nicolas Planchard (TCM) 8-4
2. Marius Wahlier/Luke Bateup (FMU) def. Jonas Winkelmann/John Taylor (TCM) 8-3
3. Eimon Heywood/Arnaud Holl (FMU) def. Paul Wiederspahn/Joseph Elphingstone (TCM) 8-4

Match Notes:
Tusculum College 3-4
Francis Marion University 8-3; National ranking #27; Regional ranking #8