Patriot Men’s Tennis defeats Bulldogs 7-2

Patriot Men’s Tennis defeats Bulldogs 7-2

WILSON, NC – The Francis Marion University men's tennis team swept all three doubles matches and went on to capture a 7-2 non-conference win over Barton College, Wednesday afternoon (Feb. 28).

Francis Marion improves to 4-5, while the Bulldogs remain winless at 0-4.  The Patriots will host a trio of Peach Belt Conference matches this weekend: Lander University on Friday at 2 p.m., University of North Georgia on Saturday at 11 a.m., and Young Harris College on Sunday at 11 a.m.

The doubles victories came by scores of 8-4, 8-5, and 8-3.

Freshman William Anth-Forsberg and sophomore Mauricio Guerrero quickly gave FMU the two singles points it needed to clinch the win with identical straight-sets 6-3, 6-4 decisions at the No.1 and No.2 positions respectively.

Other Patriots singles victories came from freshman Matt Astell at No.3 and sophomore Matheo Espinoza at No. 6.


Men's Tennis Match Results
Feb 28, 2018 at Wilson, N.C.  (BC Tennis Complex)
Francis Marion University 7, Barton College 2
Singles competition
1. W. Anth-Forsberg (FMU) def. Rory Gaydon (BARTON) 6-3, 6-4
2. Mauricio Guerrero (FMU) def. Jesus Gil (BARTON) 6-3, 6-4
3. Matt Astell (FMU) def. Oscar Marmestedt (BARTON) 4-6, 6-4, 10-3
4. Diego Agudelo (BARTON) def. Paul Meuwissen (FMU) 6-4, 4-6, 10-8
5. Alessandro Gerbino (BARTON) def. Charles Hutchings (FMU) 5-7, 7-6 (6-0), 10-8
6. Matheo Espinoza (FMU) def. Hugh Ryder (BARTON) 5-7, 6-4, 10-7
Doubles competition
1. W. Anth-Forsberg/Charles Hutchings (FMU) def. Jesus Gil/Diego Agudelo (BARTON) 8-4
2. Mauricio Guerrero/Matheo Espinoza (FMU) def. Rory Gaydon/Oscar Marmestedt (BARTON) 8-5
3. Paul Meuwissen/Matt Astell (FMU) def. Hugh Ryder/Martijn Eleveld (BARTON) 8-3

Match Notes:  Francis Marion University 4-5; Regional ranking #9
Barton College 0-4; Regional ranking #10
Order of finish: Doubles (3,1,2); Singles (1,2,3,6,5,4)