April 12, 2014

FMU netters fall to Top 5 Pirate squads

SAVANNAH GA – The nationally ranked Francis Marion University men's and women's tennis teams both lost to NCAA Division II power Armstrong Atlantic State University 9-0 and 9-0 respectively, Saturday afternoon (April 12) in Peach Belt Conference tennis action.

The 29th-ranked FMU men fall to 7-6 overall and 4-5 in the Peach Belt, while the fifth-ranked Pirates improve to 13-6 and 8-1.  The 41st-ranked Patriot women (13-4, 9-3) see their eight-match winning streak broken, while the second-ranked Armstrong women up their marks to 20-1 and 12-0.

In Saturday's men's action, FMU freshman Richard Ashforth suffered the first loss of his career (now 11-1) with a close tiebreaker defeat (6-4, 5-7, 10-5) at No.2 singles to the 25th-ranked player in NCAA Division II.

Francis Marion will close out its regular-season schedule on Sunday when both squads play at Flagler College at 10 a.m.

FMU will serve as host for next week's Peach Belt Conference Tournament, April 17-19 at the Dr. Eddie Floyd Tennis Center.

 
 
Men's Tennis Match Results
Apr 12, 2014 at Savannah, Ga.

 

#5 Armstrong 9, #29 Francis Marion University 0
Singles competition
1. #10 Pedro Scocuglia (ARMSTRNG) def. Gavin Davison (FMU) 6-3, 6-0
2. #25 Jaan Kononov (ARMSTRNG) def. #27 Richard Ashforth (FMU) 6-4, 5-7, 10-5
3. Ignacio Hernandez (ARMSTRNG) def. Marius Wahlier (FMU) 6-1, 6-3
4. #13 Pablo Gor (ARMSTRNG) def. J. Roettlingsberger (FMU) 6-3, 6-2
5. Luca Cerin (ARMSTRNG) def. Eimon Heywood (FMU) 6-0, 6-1
6. Damian Okrutny (ARMSTRNG) def. Tim Ruepke (FMU) 6-3, 6-1
Doubles competition
1. Jaan Kononov/Pedro Scocuglia (ARMSTRNG) def. Richard Ashforth/Gavin Davison (FMU) 8-2
2. Ignacio Hernandez/Damian Okrutny (ARMSTRNG) def. Tim Ruepke/Marius Wahlier (FMU) 8-2
3. Luca Cerin/Pablo Gor (ARMSTRNG) def. Eimon Heywood/J. Roettlingsberger (FMU) 8-3

 

Match Notes: Francis Marion University 7-6, 4-5 PBC; National ranking #29; Regional ranking #8
Armstrong 13-6, 8-1 PBC; National ranking #5; Regional ranking #1
Order of finish: Doubles (1,2,3); Singles (1,3,5,6,2,4)
T-3:23  A-50 

 

Women's Tennis Match Results
Apr 12, 2014 at Savannah, Ga.

 

#2 Armstrong 9, #41 Francis Marion University 0
Singles competition
1. #3 Aleksndra Filipovski (ARMSTRNG) def. Samantha Koelliker (FMUW) 6-1, 6-1
2. #11 Barbora Krtickova (ARMSTRNG) def. Julia Graf (FMUW) 6-1, 6-0
3. #15 Marlen Hacke (ARMSTRNG) def. Nora Westbye (FMUW) 6-2, 6-1
4. #19 Carolina Prats-Milan (ARMSTRNG) def. Kimberley Hurter (FMUW) 6-0, 6-0
5. #42 Clara Perez (ARMSTRNG) def. Veronika Viegas (FMUW) 6-0, 6-0
6. Olga Kalodzitsa (ARMSTRNG) def. Savanna Summers (FMUW) 6-0, 6-0
Doubles competition
1. #2 Aleksndra Filipovski/Barbora Krtickova (ARMSTRNG) def. #16 Julia Graf/Nora Westbye (FMUW) 8-2
2. #8 Marlen Hacke/Olga Kalodzitsa (ARMSTRNG) def. Kimberley Hurter/Samantha Koelliker (FMUW) 8-3
3. Clara Perez/Carolina Prats-Milan (ARMSTRNG) def. Caitlin Siney/Veronika Viegas (FMUW) 8-0

 

Match Notes:  Francis Marion University 13-4, 9-3 PBC; National ranking #41; Regional ranking #7
Armstrong 20-1, 12-0 PBC; National ranking #2; Regional ranking #1
Order of finish: Doubles (3,1,2); Singles (5,6,4,1,2,3)
T-2:15  A-50