April 9, 2014

FMU women close out home schedule with victory

Florence, S.C. (April 9, 2014) – The 41st-ranked Francis Marion University women's tennis team earned a 6-3 victory over Peach Belt Conference foe UNC Pembroke Wednesday afternoon at the final match of the season on the Kassab Courts.

FMU improves its overall record to 13-3 and its PBC mark to 9-2. The Patriots will close out the regular season with trips to Armstrong Atlantic State University and Flagler College on Saturday and Sunday, respectively (April 12-13).  

The Patriots earned victories in the top three singles positions. Freshman Samantha Koelliker, junior Julia Graf, and sophomore Nora Westbye all won their matches by 6-1, 6-1 tallies.

The 16th-ranked team of Graf and Westbye earned a victory in the number-two doubles-spot by an 8-4 advantage. In the top doubles-spot, Koelliker and senior Kimberley Hurter blanked the UNCP duo 8-0.

 
Women's Tennis Match Results
Apr 09, 2014 at Florence, S.C.
#41 Francis Marion University 6, UNC Pembroke 3
Singles Competition
1. Samantha Koelliker (FMUW) def. L. McAfee (UNCP) 6-1, 6-1
2. Julia Graf (FMUW) def. S. Bickel (UNCP) 6-1, 6-1
3. Nora Westbye (FMUW) def. H. Herlocker (UNCP) 6-1, 6-1
4. Kimberley Hurter (FMUW) def. G. van Ooststroom (UNCP) 6-0, 6-1
5. M. Espitia (UNCP) def. Veronika Viegas (FMUW) 6-1, 6-2
6. M. DiNunzio (UNCP) def. Caitlin Siney (FMUW) 6-3, 1-2, 99-0
Doubles competition
1. #16 Nora Westbye/Julia Graf (FMUW) def. S. Bickel/H. Herlocker (UNCP) 8-5
2. Samantha Koelliker/Kimberley Hurter (FMUW) def. G. van Ooststroom/M. Espitia (UNCP) 8-0
3. M. DiNunzio/M. Sheehan (UNCP) def. Veronika Viegas/Caitlin Siney (FMUW) 8-6

 

Match Notes: UNC Pembroke 11-9, 2-9 PBC
Francis Marion University 13-3, 9-2 PBC; National ranking #41; Regional ranking #7