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.
Men's Tennis Match Results
Feb 28, 2018 at Wilson, N.C. (BC Tennis Complex)
Francis Marion University 7, Barton College 2
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
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)