April 5, 2014

Patriot netters split with Jaguars

FLORENCE, SC – The 41st-ranked Francis Marion University women's tennis team edged 43rd-ranked GRU Augusta 5-3, while the 29th-ranked FMU men fell to 23rd-ranked GRU Augusta 5-3, Saturday afternoon (April 5) in Peach Belt Conference action.

Both FMU squads will celebrate Senior Day on Sunday when they entertain Georgia College at 10 a.m. on the Kassab Courts. (PLEASE NOTE THE STARTING TIME HAS BEEN MOVED UP ONE HOUR).
 
The FMU women improve to 11-3 overall and 7-2 in the PBC, while the Patriot men drop to 7-4 and 4-3.
 
Francis Marion's women earned doubles points at No.1 and No.2 and then received singles victories from freshman Samantha Koelliker at the No.1 spot, junior Julia Graf at No.2, and senior Kimberley Hurter at No.5.  Hurter's win came in three sets and included a tiebreaker in set two.
 
The Patriot men trailed 2-1 after doubles play. FMU got singles wins from freshman Richard Ashforth at the No.2 position and junior Marius Wahlier at No.3.  Ashford remains unbeaten in his young collegiate singles career.

 

Men's Tennis Match Results
Apr 05, 2014 at Florence, SC
#23 GRU Augusta 5, #29 Francis Marion University 3

 

Singles competition
1. Romain Ferreria (GRUAMT) def. Gavin Davison (FMU) 6-1, 6-3
2. #27 Richard Ashforth (FMU) def. #32 Victor Cabellos (GRUAMT) 6-4, 5-7, 6-1
3. Marius Wahlier (FMU) def. Romain Brunie (GRUAMT) 7-5, 6-4
4. Victor Guimaraes (GRUAMT) def. Eimon Heywood (FMU) 6-4, 6-0
5. Joao Freitas (GRUAMT) def. Tim Ruepke (FMU) 6-7 (5-7), 6-2, 6-3
6. J. Roettlingsberger (FMU) vs. Gustav Anderson (GRUAMT) 6-2, 6-7 (6-8), unfinished
Doubles competition
1. #6 Victor Cabellos/Victor Guimaraes (GRUAMT) def. Gavin Davison/Richard Ashforth (FMU) 8-6
2. Tim Ruepke/Marius Wahlier (FMU) def. Romain Ferreria/Romain Brunie (GRUAMT) 8-6
3. Joao Freitas/Maxime Coulomb (GRUAMT) def. Luke Bateup/J. Roettlingsberger (FMU) 8-5

 

Match Notes:  GRU Augusta 16-5, 6-3; National ranking #23; Regional ranking #6
Francis Marion University 7-4, 4-3 PBC; National ranking #29; Regional ranking #8

   

Women's Tennis Match Results
Apr 05, 2014 at Florence, SC
#41 Francis Marion University 5, #43 GRU Augusta 3

 

Singles competition
1. Samantha Koelliker (FMUW) def. Aida Castany (GRUAWT) 6-0, 6-0
2. Julia Graf (FMUW) def. Gisela Font (GRUAWT) 6-2, 6-4
3. Roberta Oliveira (GRUAWT) def. Nora Westbye (FMUW) 6-2, 6-3
4. Maria C. Pimentel (GRUAWT) def. Veronika Viegas (FMUW) 6-2, 6-3
5. Kimberley Hurter (FMUW) def. Julie Fontaine (GRUAWT) 2-6, 7-6 (7-3), 6-2
6. Caitlin Siney (FMUW) vs. Maria Nadal (GRUAWT) 5-7, 2-4, unfinished
Doubles competition
1. #16 Julia Graf/Nora Westbye (FMUW) def. Aida Castany/Marie Vin (GRUAWT) 8-1
2. Kimberley Hurter/Samantha Koelliker (FMUW) def. Roberta Oliveira/Julie Fontaine (GRUAWT) 8-4
3. Maria C. Pimentel/Gisela Font (GRUAWT) def. Veronika Viegas/Savanna Summers (FMUW) 8-0

 

Match Notes: GRU Augusta 11-9, 5-7 PBC; National ranking #43; Regional ranking #8
Francis Marion University 11-3, 7-2 PBC; National ranking #41; Regional ranking #7