FLORENCE, SC – The nationally ranked Francis Marion University men's and women's tennis teams both defeated Georgia Southwestern State University on Sunday (March 24) in Peach Belt Conference action.
The 27th-ranked FMU men swept the Hurricanes 9-0 for their sixth straight win, while the 11th-ranked Patriot women won their ninth straight match, 7-2 over the GSW women.
The Francis Marion men improve to 11-3 overall and even their conference mark at 3-3. The FMU women are now 16-1 overall and 8-1 in PBC play. The Patriots have won 54th consecutive matches against unranked opponents – dating back to early in the 2009 season.
Sophomore Julia Graf (15-0) and freshman Lena Specht (14-0) remained unbeaten in singles competition this season with wins at the No.2 and No.4 positions.
Both the Francis Marion men and women will play host to NCAA Division I opponent Lafayette College on Wednesday at 2 p.m. on the Kassab Courts.
Women's Tennis Match Results Mar 24, 2013 at Americus, Ga. #11 Francis Marion 7, Georgia Southwestern 2 Singles competition 1. #25 Mona Blauen (FMU_W) def. Kalie Douberly (GSW-W) 6-1, 6-1 2. Julia Graf (FMU_W) def. Carly Cangelosi (GSW-W) 6-0, 6-1 3. Kimberley Hurter (FMU_W) def. Victoria Ondo (GSW-W) 6-3, 6-3 4. Lena Specht (FMU_W) def. Ginny Jones (GSW-W) 6-0, 6-0 5. Taylor Jones (GSW-W) def. Caitlin Siney (FMU_W) 6-4, 6-0 6. Mollie McGowan (GSW-W) def. Kerry Hall (FMU_W), by default Doubles competition 1. #17 Mona Blauen/Julia Graf (FMU_W) def. Carly Cangelosi/Victoria Ondo (GSW-W) 8-2 2. Lena Specht/Kimberley Hurter (FMU_W) def. Taylor Jones/Kalie Douberly (GSW-W) 8-2 3. Tereza Baranova/Kerry Hall (FMU_W) def. Ginny Jones/Mollie McGowan (GSW-W) 8-0 Match Notes: Francis Marion 16-1, 8-1 PBC; National ranking #11; Regional ranking #3 Georgia Southwestern 7-13, 0-9 PBC Men's Tennis Match Results Mar 24, 2013 at Americus, Ga. #27 Francis Marion 9, Georgia Southwestern 0 Singles competition 1. #10 Alex Caspari (FMU) def. Evgeniy Vinogradov (GSW-M) 6-1, 6-2 2. Gavin Davison (FMU) def. Jake Koonce (GSW-M) 6-2, 6-0 3. Arnaud Holl (FMU) def. Joseph Bjerregaard (GSW-M) 6-2, 6-1 4. Tim Ruepke (FMU) def. Matt Vansant (GSW-M) 6-2, 6-4 5. Marius Wahlier (FMU) def. Valentin Demande (GSW-M) 6-0, 6-1 6. Luke Bateup (FMU) def. Tommy Cangelosi (GSW-M) 6-3, 6-0 Doubles competition 1. #12 Alex Caspari/Gavin Davison (FMU) def. Evgeniy Vinogradov/Valentin Demande (GSW-M) 8-0 2. Tim Ruepke/Marius Wahlier (FMU) def. Tommy Cangelosi/Chris Eastwood (GSW-M) 8-2 3. Eimon Heywood/Arnaud Holl (FMU) def. Matt Vansant/Joseph Bjerregaard (GSW-M) 8-2 Match Notes: Francis Marion 11-3, 3-3 PBC; National ranking #27; Regional ranking #7 Georgia Southwestern 3-11, 0-7 PBC