March 2, 2014

FMU Tennis drops two at CSU

COLUMBUS, GA – The 32nd-ranked Francis Marion University men's tennis team fell to ninth-ranked Columbus State University 7-2 on Sunday (March 2) in Peach Belt Conference action, while the 30th-ranked FMU women's squad was beaten 9-0 by fifth-ranked CSU.

Both FMU teams drop to 5-3 overall and 2-2 in the PBC.  The Patriots will return to PBC action on Thursday at 2 p.m. with matches at USC Aiken.

The FMU men captured one of three doubles matches – at No. 2 with Marius Wahlier and Tim Ruepke being victorious – and Patriot freshman Richard Ashford remained unbeaten in singles play (7-0) with a 7-6, 7-6 victory at the No.2 position.

 
 
Men's Tennis Match Results
Mar 02, 2014 at Columbus, Ga.
#9 Columbus State 7, #32 Francis Marion University 2

 

Singles competition
1. Marco Almorin (CSU) def. Gavin Davison (FMU) 6-2, 6-2
2. Richard Ashforth (FMU) def. Oussama Zoghlami (CSU) 7-6, 7-6
3. Adi Malicbegovic (CSU) def. Eimon Heywood (FMU) 6-3, 6-0
4. Danilo Sardelli (CSU) def. Marius Wahlier (FMU) 6-3, 6-4
5. Michael Trebuhov (CSU) def. J. Roettlingsberger (FMU) 6-2, 6-4
6. Derrick Taylor (CSU) def. Luke Bateup (FMU) 4-6, 6-2, 10-5
Doubles competition
1. #9 Marco Almorin/Adi Malicbegovic (CSU) def. Gavin Davison/Richard Ashforth (FMU) 8-6
2. Marius Wahlier/Tim Ruepke (FMU) def. Derrick Taylor/Michael Trebuhov (CSU) 8-6
3. Danilo Sardelli/Oussama Zoghlami (CSU) def. Luke Bateup/J. Roettlingsberger (FMU) 8-1

 

Match Notes: Francis Marion 5-3, 2-2 PBC; National ranking #32; Regional ranking #8
Columbus State 6-1, 3-0 PBC; National ranking #9; Regional ranking #3

 

Women's Tennis Match Results
Mar 02, 2014 at Columbus, Ga.
#5 Columbus State 9, #30 Francis Marion University 0

 

Singles competition
1. #2 Paola Cigui (CSU) def. Samantha Kolliker (FMUW) 6-2, 6-4
2. #23 Beatriz Leon (CSU) def. Julia Graf (FMUW) 6-1, 6-1
3. Camila Tobar (CSU) def. Nora Westbye (FMUW) 7-6, 6-1
4. Olivera Jokic (CSU) def. Kimberley Hurter (FMUW) 6-0, 6-1
5. Laura Chapman (CSU) def. Caitlin Siney (FMUW) 6-2, 6-4
6. Olivera Tadijin (CSU) def. Veronika Viegas (FMUW) 6-1, 6-2
Doubles competition
1. #8 Paola Cigui/Beatriz Leon (CSU) def. #16 Julia Graf/Nora Westbye (FMUW) 8-3
2. Olivera Jokic/Camila Tobar (CSU) def. Samantha Kolliker/Kimberley Hurter (FMUW) 8-5
3. Laura Chapman/Saravinder Pannu (CSU) def. Charne McClurkin/Veronika Viegas (FMUW) 8-1

 

Match Notes: Francis Marion 5-3, 2-2 PBC; National ranking #30; Regional ranking #7
Columbus State 7-1, 4-0 PBC; National ranking #5; Regional ranking #2