Patriot Netters blank Bulldogs

Patriot Netters blank Bulldogs

FLORENCE, SC - The nationally ranked Francis Marion University men's and women's tennis teams played their 2015 home openers on Friday (Feb. 6) and both squads captured 9-0 wins over Barton College.

The 24th-ranked Patriot women evened their season record at 1-1 while dropping only 13 individual games to the Bulldogs, and FMU won every match in straight sets. Sophomore Samantha Koelliker, ranked 37th nationally, won 6-1, 6-0 at the No.1 singles spot.

The 29th-ranked FMU men, also now 1-1, lost only one set en route to the shutout victory.  Sophomore Richard Ashforth, ranked 17th nationally, ran his career record to 15-2 with a 6-3, 6-0 win at the top singles position.

Both Francis Marion squads will open Peach Belt Conference play on Saturday (Feb. 7) at 11 a.m. on the Kassab Courts against Columbus State University's sixth-ranked men and eighth-ranked women.
 


#24 Francis Marion University 9, Barton College 0
Feb 06, 2015 at Florence, SC (Kassab Courts)

Singles competition
1. #37 Samantha Koelliker (FMU_W) def. Smiljana Kljajic (BARTON) 6-1, 6-0
2. Julia Graf (FMU_W) def. Alicia Lasry (BARTON) 6-0, 6-1
3. Mona Piller (FMU_W) def. Meredith Pruden (BARTON) 6-4, 6-3
4. Christina Graf (FMU_W) def. Dana Kelly (BARTON) 6-0, 6-0
5. Sofia Henning (FMU_W) def. Casey Utley (BARTON) 6-0, 6-0
6. M. Taylor Whisnant (FMU_W) def. No player (BARTON), by forfeit
Doubles competition
1. Julia Graf/Nora Westbye (FMU_W) def. Smiljana Kljajic/Alicia Lasry (BARTON) 8-4
2. Samantha Koelliker/Christina Graf (FMU_W) def. Meredith Pruden/Dana Kelly (BARTON) 8-0
3. Sofia Henning/Mona Piller (FMU_W) def. No player/No player (BARTON), by default

Match Notes
Barton College 0-2
Francis Marion University 1-1; National ranking #24; Regional ranking #3
Order of finish: Doubles (3,2,1); Singles ()
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#29 Francis Marion University 9, Barton College 0
Feb 06, 2015 at Florence, SC (Kassab Courts)

Singles competition
1. #17 Richard Ashforth (FMU) def. Jake McCartney (BARTON) 6-3, 6-0
2. Gavin Davison (FMU) def. Rafael Ruiz Velasco (BARTON) 6-0, 5-7, 11-9
3. Marius Wahlier (FMU) def. Max Leppert (BARTON) 6-0, 6-0
4. J. Roettlingsberger (FMU) def. Daniel Radu (BARTON) 6-3, 6-4
5. Krisztian Mago (FMU) def. Yaxi Pintado (BARTON) 6-4, 6-2
6. Eimon Heywood (FMU) def. Jorge Pradilla (BARTON) 6-2, 6-2
Doubles competition
1. #9 Richard Ashforth/Gavin Davison (FMU) def. Jake McCartney/Rafael Ruiz Velasco (BARTON) 8-6
2. Marius Wahlier/J. Roettlingsberger (FMU) def. Max Leppert/Yaxi Pintado (BARTON) 8-0
3. Dion Nijboer/Eimon Heywood (FMU) def. Daniel Radu/McKennon Griffin (BARTON) 8-1

Match Notes
Barton College 1-1
Francis Marion University 1-1; National ranking #29; Regional ranking #7
T-3:40 A-53