FLORENCE, SC – The Francis Marion University men's tennis team swept all three doubles matches and singles victories at spots No.3 and No.4 to earn a 5-1 win over Palm Beach Atlantic University, Friday night (Feb. 2) in the opening men's bracket of the City of Florence College Tennis Invitational.
The two-day event is being held at the Dr. Eddie Floyd Florence Tennis Center. Admission is free.
FMU (1-1) advances to face Wingate University in the semifinal round on Saturday at 10 a.m. The finals are set for later on Saturday at 3 p.m.
FMU freshmen William Anth-Forsberg and Charles Hutchings won the No.1 doubles match 8-4, while sophomores Mauricio Guerrero and Matheo Espinoza recorded an 8-5 victory at the No.2 position, and freshman Matt Astell and sophomore Henri Broeseler won 8-5 at the No.3 spot.
Astell gave the Patriots a 4-1 advantage with a straight-sets win (7-5, 6-2) at No.3 singles, before Hutchings registered the clinching win at No.4 singles 6-1, 3-6, 6-4.
Men's Tennis Match Results
Feb 02, 2018 at Florence, SC (Dr. Eddie Floyd Florence Tennis Center)
Francis Marion University 5, Palm Beach Atlantic University 1
1. W. Anth-Forsberg (FMU) vs. Philipp Hoffmann (PBAM) 7-6 (7-1), 5-5, unfinished
2. Mauricio Guerrero (FMU) vs. Pato Zarazua (PBAM) 4-6, 6-2, 2-4, unfinished
3. Matt Astell (FMU) def. Bernardo Ferreira (PBAM) 7-5, 6-2
4. Charles Hutchings (FMU) def. Rodolfo Hasegawa (PBAM) 6-1, 3-6, 6-4
5. Pietro de Silva (PBAM) def. Paul Meuwissen (FMU) 6-2, 6-4
6. Matheo Espinoza (FMU) vs. Carlos Niemeyer (PBAM) 6-7 (4-7), 4-2, unfinished
1. W. Anth-Forsberg/Charles Hutchings (FMU) def. Philipp Hoffmann/Bernardo Ferreira (PBAM) 8-4
2. Mauricio Guerrero/Matheo Espinoza (FMU) def. Carlos Niemeyer/Pato Zarazua (PBAM) 8-5
3. Matt Astell/Henri Broeseler (FMU) def. Pietro de Silva/Rodolfo Hasegawa (PBAM) 8-5
Match Notes: Palm Beach Atlantic University 0-1 ; Francis Marion University 1-1
Order of finish: Doubles (1,3,2); Singles (5,3,4)
City of Florence College Tennis Invitational