Patriots lose to #7 Cougars

FLORENCE, SC – The seventh-ranked Columbus State University tennis squads beat the nationally ranked Francis Marion University teams on Sunday afternoon (Feb. 24) in Peach Belt Conference action.

The No.7 Cougar men claimed a three-set win at the No. 4 singles position to register a narrow 5-4 win over the 20th-ranked FMU men.  In the women's match, the No.7 Cougars took a 5-1 victory over the 10th-ranked Patriots.

The Francis Marion men drop to 5-2 overall and 1-2 in the PBC, while the Patriot women (7-1, 3-1) suffer their first loss of 2013.  Both FMU squads will play host to long-time PBC nemesis Lander University on Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. on the Kassab Courts.

FMU won two of three doubles matches on the men's side.  The match was knotted at 4-4 when CSU's Marco Almorin, ranked 25th nationally in singles, defeated Francis Marion sophomore Eimon Heywood 7-5, 6-7 (7-9), 6-4.

Francis Marion's lone win on the women's side came at No.2 doubles where Tereza Baranova and Nora Westbye captured an 8-1 win.

The match was delayed for two hours due to wet courts and not all of the eight Kassab Courts dried enough to be used on Sunday, thus the women's match was stopped when one team earned the required five points.

 

Men's Tennis Match Results
Feb 24, 2013 at Florence, SC

#7 Columbus State University 5, #20 Francis Marion University 4

Singles competition
1. #10 Alex Caspari (FMU) def. Quentin Rayniere (CSUM) 6-4, 6-4
2. Gordan Divljak (CSUM) def. Gavin Davison (FMU) 6-4, 6-4
3. #24 Olivier Simonet (CSUM) def. Arnaud Holl (FMU) 6-4, 6-7 (4-7), 6-1
4. #25 Marco Almorin (CSUM) def. Eimon Heywood (FMU) 7-5, 6-7 (7-9), 6-4
5. Danilo Sardelli (CSUM) def. Marius Wahlier (FMU) 7-6 (8-6), 6-4
6. Luke Bateup (FMU) def. Benedikt Wilde (CSUM) 6-1, 6-4

Doubles competition
1. #12 Alex Caspari/Gavin Davison (FMU) def. #10 Quentin Rayniere/Gordan Divljak (CSUM) 8-6
2. Marco Almorin/Olivier Simonet (CSUM) def. Luke Bateup/Marius Wahlier (FMU) 9-7
3. Eimon Heywood/Arnaud Holl (FMU) def. Michael Trebuhov/Danilo Sardelli (CSUM) 9-8 (7-3)

Match Notes:
Columbus State University 6-0, 3-0; National ranking #7; Regional ranking #2
Francis Marion University 5-2, 1-2; National ranking #20; Regional ranking #6
Order of finish: Doubles (1,2,3); Singles ()
T-6:30  A-55 

Women's Tennis Match Results
Feb 24, 2013 at Florence, SC

#7 Columbus State University 5, #10 Francis Marion University 1

Singles competition
1. #6 Paola Cigui (CSUW) def. #25 Mona Blauen (FMU_W) 6-4, 7-6 (10-8)
2. #42 Carolin Weikard (CSUW) def. Tereza Baranova (FMU_W) 7-6 (7-5), 6-1
3. Julia Graf (FMU_W) vs. #47 Olivera Jokic (CSUW) 5-7, 2-3, unfinished
4. Laura Chapman (CSUW) def. Kimberley Hurter (FMU_W) 6-1, 6-0
5. Lena Specht (FMU_W) vs. Andrea Redrado (CSUW) 6-3, unfinished
6. Nora Westbye (FMU_W) vs. Renata Paiva (CSUW) unfinished

Doubles competition
1. #9 Paola Cigui/Carolin Weikard (CSUW) def. #17 Mona Blauen/Julia Graf (FMU_W) 8-4
2. Tereza Baranova/Nora Westbye (FMU_W) def. Laura Chapman/Olivera Jokic (CSUW) 8-1
3. Andrea Redrado/Renata Paiva (CSUW) def. Lena Specht/Caitlin Siney (FMU_W) 8-1

Match Notes:
Columbus State University 5-0, 3-0; National ranking #7; Regional ranking #2
Francis Marion University 7-1, 3-1; National ranking #10; Regional ranking #3
Order of finish: Doubles (2,1,3); Singles ()
T-6:30  A-55