April 3, 2013

Top-ranked Pirates sweep past Patriots

FLORENCE, SC – The top-ranked Armstrong Atlantic State University men's and women's tennis teams swept past the 10th-ranked Francis Marion University women and the 27th-ranked Patriot men by identical 9-0 scores, Wednesday afternoon (April 3) in Peach Belt Conference  action on the Kassab Courts.

The short-handed Patriot women (19-2, 10-2) see their 12-match winning streak snapped by the defending NCAA Division II national champs, who improve to 20-1 and 12-0.

The Patriots were playing without the services of injured All-American Mona Blauen and injured freshman Nora Westbye.

FMU freshman Lena Specht (17-1) suffered her first singles loss of 2013 as she dropped a 6-2, 6-1 decision to 23rd-ranked Olga Kalodzitsa at the No.4 position.

The Patriot men fall to 12-6 overall and 3-6 in the PBC, while the Pirates improve to 17-1 and 9-0 as they look to repeat as Division II national champions.

The FMU men will play host to Concordia (N.Y.) College in non-conference action on Friday at 2 p.m., while both Francis Marion teams will hold Senior Day on Sunday when they entertain Flagler College at 11 a.m. on the Kassab Courts.  Those will be the final regular-season matches for the Patriots.

 

 

Women's Tennis Match Results
Apr 03, 2013 at Florence, SC

#1 Armstrong Atlantic State Univ. 9, #10 Francis Marion University 0

Singles competition
1. #22 Clara Perez (ARMSTRNG) def. Tereza Baranova (FMU_W) 6-2, 6-1
2. #3 Barbora Krtickova (ARMSTRNG) def. Julia Graf (FMU_W) 6-3, 6-2
3. #11 Marlen Hacke (ARMSTRNG) def. Kimberley Hurter (FMU_W) 6-1, 6-0
4. #23 Olga Kalodzitsa (ARMSTRNG) def. Lena Specht (FMU_W) 6-2, 6-1
5. Natasha Vukovic (ARMSTRNG) def. Caitlin Siney (FMU_W) 6-1, 6-0
6. Jessica Gardefjord (ARMSTRNG) def. Charne McClurkin (FMU_W) 6-0, 6-0

Doubles competition
1. #6 Marlen Hacke/Olga Kalodzitsa (ARMSTRNG) def. Tereza Baranova/Julia Graf (FMU_W) 8-4
2. Clara Perez/Natasha Vukovic (ARMSTRNG) def. Lena Specht/Kimberley Hurter (FMU_W) 8-4
3. Barbora Krtickova/Jessica Gardefjord (ARMSTRNG) def. Caitlin Siney/Kerry Hall (FMU_W) 8-1

Match Notes:
Armstrong Atlantic State Univ. 20-1, 12-0; National ranking #1; Regional ranking #1
Francis Marion University 19-2, 10-2; National ranking #10; Regional ranking #3

 

Men's Tennis Match Results
Apr 03, 2013 at Florence, SC

#1 Armstrong Atlantic State Univ. 9, #27 Francis Marion University 0

Singles competition
1. #5 Matus Mydla (ARMSTRNG) def. #16 Alex Caspari (FMU) 6-2, 6-4
2. #1 Georgi Rumenov (ARMSTRNG) def. Gavin Davison (FMU) 6-0, 6-3
3. #13 Daniel Regan (ARMSTRNG) def. Arnaud Holl (FMU) 6-3, 6-3
4. #25 Pedro Scocuglia (ARMSTRNG) def. Eimon Heywood (FMU) 6-3, 6-2
5. Pablo Gor (ARMSTRNG) def. Tim Ruepke (FMU) 6-1, 6-3
6. Jaan Kononov (ARMSTRNG) def. Luke Bateup (FMU) 6-2, 6-0

Doubles competition
1. #1 Georgi Rumenov/Daniel Regan (ARMSTRNG) def. #16 Alex Caspari/Gavin Davison (FMU) 8-2
2. #6 Sven Lalic/Pedro Scocuglia (ARMSTRNG) def. Marius Wahlier/Tim Ruepke (FMU) 8-2
3. Matus Mydla/Jaan Kononov (ARMSTRNG) def. Eimon Heywood/Arnaud Holl (FMU) 8-3

Match Notes:
Armstrong Atlantic State Univ. 17-1, 9-0; National ranking #1; Regional ranking #1
Francis Marion University 12-6, 3-6; National ranking #27; Regional ranking #7