March 24, 2014

Koelliker tabbed as Student-Athlete of the Week

After two straight-set victories at the number one singles spot last weekend, women's tennis player Samantha Koelliker has been named the Francis Marion University Student-Athlete of the Week for the week ending March 23.

Koelliker, ranked No. 9 in the most recent Southeast Region singles rankings, led the 30th-ranked Patriots to two Peach Belt Conference victories at Clayton State and Montevallo. Koelliker opened the weekend with a 7-6 (7-1), 6-2 victory against CSU. She followed it up with a 6-3, 6-0 victory against the Falcons.

The freshman from Vielbringen, Switzerland, also finished 2-0 in the number two doubles spot with partner Kimberly Hurter. Koelliker is 9-1in singles play this season and 5-5 in doubles competition.

Koelliker and the rest of the Patriots will return to action on Wednesday, March 26 when they host West Virginia State on the Kassab Courts. First serve is set for 2:30 p.m.