February 23, 2014

Patriots netters sweep Mountain Lions

FLORENCE, SC – The 12th-ranked Francis Marion University women's tennis team did not lose a set in sweeping past 32nd-ranked Young Harris College, Sunday afternoon (Feb. 23) in Peach Belt Conference action. The 17th-ranked Patriot men's squad also defeated Young Harris, but by a 6-3 count.

Both FMU teams improve to 5-1 overall and 2-0 in the PBC.  The Patriot women will play host to UNC Pembroke on Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. and then both Francis Marion squads will travel to Lander University on Saturday and to Columbus State University on Sunday (March 2).

The FMU men captured two of three doubles matches and then posted straight-set singles wins at positions one, two, four, and six.

 

 

Women's Tennis Match Results
Feb 23, 2014 at Florence, SC
#12 Francis Marion University 9, #32 Young Harris College 0

 

Singles competition
1. Samantha Kolliker (FMUW) def. Ann-Sophie Porry (YHC) 6-1, 6-0
2. Julia Graf (FMUW) def. Carolina Hernandez (YHC) 6-1, 6-1
3. Nora Westbye (FMUW) def. Diana DiMarco (YHC) 6-1, 6-0
4. Kimberley Hurter (FMUW) def. Victoria Herndon (YHC) 6-0, 6-0
5. Caitlin Siney (FMUW) def. Kadie Hudgins (YHC) 6-1, 6-3
6. Veronika Viegas (FMUW) def. Sarah Mallett (YHC) 6-1, 6-0
Doubles competition
1. #16 Julia Graf/Nora Westbye (FMUW) def. Ann-Sophie Porry/Carolina Hernandez (YHC) 8-5
2. Samantha Kolliker/Veronika Viegas (FMUW) def. Diana DiMarco/Victoria Herndon (YHC) 8-0
3. Kimberley Hurter/Caitlin Siney (FMUW) def. Kadie Hudgins/Sarah Mallett (YHC) 8-2

 

Match Notes:
Young Harris College 2-3, 0-2; National ranking #32; Regional ranking #4
Francis Marion University 5-1, 2-0; National ranking #12; Regional ranking #3

 

Men's Tennis Match Results
Feb 23, 2014 at Florence, SC
#17 Francis Marion University 6, Young Harris College 3

 

Singles competition
1. Gavin Davison (FMU) def. Guilherme Frias (YHC) 6-4, 6-2
2. Tim Ruepke (FMU) def. Brecht Vangrinsven (YHC) 6-4, 6-2
3. Sebastian Edin (YHC) def. Eimon Heywood (FMU) 6-2, 7-6 (7-2)
4. Richard Ashforth (FMU) def. Abel Pigache (YHC) 6-3, 6-1
5. William Edin (YHC) def. J. Roettlingsberger (FMU) 7-5, 6-3
6. Marius Wahlier (FMU) def. Martin Harach (YHC) 6-1, 6-3
Doubles competition
1. Marius Wahlier/Tim Ruepke (FMU) def. Guilherme Frias/Raul Quevedo (YHC) 9-7
2. Gavin Davison/Richard Ashforth (FMU) def. Sebastian Edin/William Edin (YHC) 8-5
3. Martin Harach/Sebastian Dartnell (YHC) def. Eimon Heywood/Luke Bateup (FMU) 8-5

 

Match Notes:
Young Harris College 2-2, 0-1
Francis Marion University 5-1, 2-0; National ranking #17; Regional ranking #5