FMU Women beat Jaguars, Men fall

AUGUSTA, GA – The 10th-ranked Francis Marion University women's tennis team defeated 33rd-ranked Augusta State University 7-2 on Friday afternoon (March 29), while the 27th-ranked FMU men fell to the 14th-ranked ASU men 7-2.

The Patriot women improve to 18-1 overall and 9-1 in the Peach Belt Conference with their 11th consecutive win.  Senior Mona Blauen and sophomore Julia Graf won 8-1 at No.1 doubles, giving Blauen her 67th career doubles win (against only 14 defeats).  She is now tied with Tereza Sykorova (67-7) for second place on the Patriot career list.

Graf (17-0) and freshman Lena Specht (16-0) continue unbeaten in singles competition this season with wins at the No.3 and No.5 positions.

The Patriot men fall to 12-4 overall and 3-4 in the PBC, while ASU moves to 11-8 and 5-3. The loss snapped a seven-match winning streak for FMU.

Senior Alex Caspari won in straight sets at No.1 singles for his 49th career singles win.  However, he and partner Gavin Davison lost 9-8 (7-5 in the tie-breaker) in his bid for his 49th career doubles victory.

Both Francis Marion squads will play Peach Belt Conference matches at Georgia College on Saturday at 11 a.m.

 

Women's Tennis Match Results
Mar 29, 2013 at Augusta, Ga.
 
#10 Francis Marion 7, #33 Augusta State 2
Singles competition
1. #20 Mona Blauen (FMU_W) def. Victoria Lindqvist (ASU) 6-1, 6-1
2. Tereza Baranova (FMU_W) def. Liv Pettersson (ASU) 6-3, 6-2
3. Julia Graf (FMU_W) def. Roberta Oliveira (ASU) 6-2, 6-0
4. Maria C. Pimentel (ASU) def. Kimberley Hurter (FMU_W) 4-6, 6-4, 10-7
5. Lena Specht (FMU_W) def. Lissa Murakami (ASU) 6-2, 6-2
6. Maria Nadal (ASU) def. Caitlin Siney (FMU_W) 6-3, 3-0, retired
Doubles competition
1. #18 Mona Blauen/Julia Graf (FMU_W) def. Victoria Lindqvist/Liv Pettersson (ASU) 8-1
2. Tereza Baranova/Nora Westbye (FMU_W) def. Roberta Oliveira/Julie Fontaine (ASU) 8-3
3. Lena Specht/Kimberley Hurter (FMU_W) def. Lissa Murakami/Maria C. Pimentel (ASU) 8-2
 
Match Notes:
Francis Marion 18-1, 9-1 PBC; National ranking #10; Regional ranking #3
Augusta State 14-5, 7-4 PBC; National ranking #33; Regional ranking #6
 
Men's Tennis Match Results
Francis Marion vs Augusta State
Mar 29, 2013 at Augusta, Ga.
 
#14 Augusta State 7, #27 Francis Marion 2
Singles competition
1. #16 Alex Caspari (FMU) def. Victor Cabellos (ASU) 6-0, 6-1
2. Gavin Davison (FMU) def. Jan Labas (ASU) 6-3, 6-2
3. Victor Guimaraes (ASU) def. Arnaud Holl (FMU) 6-2, 6-2
4. Romain Brunie (ASU) def. Eimon Heywood (FMU) 6-2, 6-1
5. Gustav Anderson (ASU) def. Luke Bateup (FMU) 6-2, 7-6 (7-5), 8-10
6. Gustavo D'Ascenzi (ASU) def. Marius Wahlier (FMU) 7-6 (7-3), 6-4
Doubles competition
1. #22 Victor Cabellos/Victor Guimaraes (ASU) def. #16 Alex Caspari/Gavin Davison (FMU) 9-8 (7-5)
2. Jan Labas/Romain Brunie (ASU) def. Marius Wahlier/Luke Bateup (FMU) 8-3
3. Maxime Coulomb/Kenneth Guy Mooney (ASU) def. Arnaud Holl/Eimon Heywood (FMU) 8-5
 
Match Notes:  Francis Marion 12-4, 3-4 PBC; National ranking #27; Regional ranking #7
Augusta State 11-8, 5-3 PBC; National ranking #14; Regional ranking #4