FLORENCE, SC – Nineteenth-ranked USC Aiken won two of three doubles matches and then rode that early lead to a 7-2 win over 24th-ranked Francis Marion University, Sunday afternoon (April 8) in Peach Belt Conference men's tennis action.
FMU ends its regular season with a 7-10 overall record and a 3-6 mark in the Peach Belt. The Patriots will serve as hosts for the PBC Tournament, April 20-22, at the Dr. Eddie Floyd Florence Tennis Center.
Hutchings also earned a straight-sets 6-4, 6-2 win at No.5 singles.
The Patriots' line-up on Sunday consisted entirely of freshmen and sophomores.
Men's Tennis Match Results
Apr 08, 2018 at Florence, SC (Kassab Courts)
#19 USC Aiken 7, #24 Francis Marion University 2
1. Vicente Andrades (USCA) def. W. Anth-Forsberg (FMU) 7-6 (7-2), 6-2
2. Antonio Sabugueiro (USCA) def. Paul Meuwissen (FMU) 6-2, 6-1
3. Alvaro Garcia Gil (USCA) def. Mauricio Guerrero (FMU) 6-2, 6-1
4. Liam Wiggins (USCA) def. Matheo Espinoza (FMU) 4-6, 6-3, 6-4
5. Charles Hutchings (FMU) def. Valentin Larroque (USCA) 6-4, 6-2
6. Alex Sklizovic (USCA) def. Matt Astell (FMU) 6-1, 7-5
1. W. Anth-Forsberg/Charles Hutchings (FMU) def. Tales Silva/Alex Sklizovic (USCA) 8-3
2. Vicente Andrades/Antonio Sabugueiro (USCA) def. Matheo Espinoza/Mauricio Guerrero (FMU) 8-2
3. Wojciech Adamek/Alvaro Garcia Gil (USCA) def. Paul Meuwissen/Matt Astell (FMU) 8-2
Match Notes: USC Aiken 13-5 , 4-4; National ranking #19; Regional ranking #6
Francis Marion University 7-10 , 3-6; National ranking #24; Regional ranking #9