The Peach Belt Conference announced that 1,517 student-athletes have been named to the 28th-annual Presidential Honor Roll. The list includes a record 113 student-athletes from Francis Marion University. Each of FMU’s 14 sponsored-sports were recognized on the list.
Francis Marion University men’s tennis coach Garth Thomson has announced the signing of Liam Day of Edenvale, South Africa, to a national letter of intent to attend FMU this fall and play for the Patriots in 2020.
Francis Marion University junior Mauricio Guerrero and sophomore Paul Meuwissen have been named to the 2019 Peach Belt Conference Men’s Tennis All-Academic Team. Guerrero earns the honor for the second year in a row.
Francis Marion University recently held its 49th-annual Athletic Gala in the university’s Performing Arts Center. Most Valuable Player awards were given in 14 sports and for the first time the athletic department awarded 13 Frankie Awards, including the Swamp Fox Academic Award, the Ray E. Thames Memorial Raise the Roof Award, and the Mark Haselden Sportsmanship Award.
The 32nd-ranked Francis Marion University men’s tennis team was eliminated from the 2019 Peach Belt Conference Tennis Championships, losing a 4-0 decision to top-seeded and top-ranked Columbus State University on Saturday morning (April 20) in Peach Belt Conference action.
The 2019 Peach Belt Conference Men’s and Women’s Tennis Tournaments will be held Friday through Sunday (April 19-21) at the Dr. Eddie Floyd/Florence Tennis Center. Admission to the three-day single-elimination event is free. This is the seventh consecutive year Francis Marion University has served as the host institution.
The Francis Marion University men’s and women’s tennis teams dropped 7-0 road decisions to Columbus State University squads ranked sixth and second respectively, Saturday afternoon (April 13) in Peach Belt Conference action.
Sophomore Lesshika Vala contributed two early points that sparked Francis Marion University to a 5-2 road victory over Lander University, Saturday afternoon (April 6) in Peach Belt Conference women’s tennis action. The 27th-ranked Francis Marion men’s squad dropped a 6-1 decision to No.7 Lander, also on Saturday.
Francis Marion University athletic officials recently announced the names of 12 Patriot student-athletes named to the university’s chapter of Chi Alpha Sigma, the National College Athlete Honor Society.
The 14th-ranked University of North Georgia men’s tennis team defeated 27th-ranked Francis Marion University 6-1, Wednesday afternoon (March 3) in Peach Belt Conference action, while the 12th-ranked UNG women beat the Patriots 7-0.
Junior Henri Broeseler delivered a come-from-behind three-set win (4-6, 6-4, 7-5) at No.6 singles to hand 26th-ranked Francis Marion University a 4-3 victory over Young Harris College, Saturday afternoon (March 30) in Peach Belt Conference men’s tennis action. The 48th-ranked FMU women’s team took advantage of a short-handed Young Harris squad to claim a 6-1 win, also on Saturday.
The 18th-ranked Georgia College men’s tennis team beat 27th-ranked Francis Marion University 5-2 on Sunday (March 23) in Peach Belt Conference action, while the 49th-ranked Georgia College women edged FMU 4-3.
Freshman Denise Hartmann contributed a pair of wins to lead Francis Marion University to a 5-2 road victory over Augusta University, Saturday afternoon (March 23) in Peach Belt Conference women’s tennis action. In the men contest, 39th-ranked Augusta defeated the 27th-ranked FMU men by a 5-2 score.
The Francis Marion men’s and women’s tennis programs completed their sweep of a pair of non-conference match this weekend at the Dr. Eddie Floyd/Florence Tennis Center by beating Chowan University 5-2 in men’s action and 6-1 in women’s play on Sunday afternoon (March 10).
The Francis Marion University men’s tennis team defeated the top-ranked team in the Atlantic Region, Bluefield State College, 5-2 on Saturday (March 9) in non-conference action, while the FMU women defeated BSC 6-1.
The Francis Marion University women’s tennis team dropped a 6-1 decision to 15th-ranked Queens University of Charlotte on Wednesday (March 6), while the Patriot men’s squad lost to the 21st-ranked Royals men 7-0.
Francis Marion University captured singles wins at the final three positions, including sophomore Charles Hutchings’ clinching win at the No.6 spot, as the Patriot men rallied for a 4-3 non-conference victory over the University of Mount Olive, Saturday afternoon in tennis action. The Patriot women cruised to a 6-1 win over the Trojans.
The Francis Marion University women’s tennis team dropped a hard-fought 5-2 decision to unbeaten USC Aiken on Tuesday (Feb. 26), while the Patriot men’s squad lost to the 25th-ranked Pacer men 6-1 as both teams opened Peach Belt Conference play.
Sophomore Lesshika Vala earned a 6-4, 6-1 win at No.6 singles to clinch a 4-3 victory for the Francis Marion University women’s tennis team over Barton College, Saturday afternoon (Feb. 23) at the Dr. Eddie Floyd/Florence Tennis Center. The Francis Marion men’s squad captured a much easier 6-1 win over the Bulldogs on Saturday.
The Francis Marion University men's and women's basketball teams will play host to Flagler College for a key Peach Belt Conference doubleheader on Saturday (Feb. 23) as the school celebrates Homecoming 2019. The FMU baseball and softball teams will also be in action this weekend at the Griffin Athletic Complex and the tennis teams on the Kassab Courts.
Sophomore Paul Meuwissen earned a three-set victory at the No.4 singles position to hand Francis Marion University a 4-3 win over local-rival Coker College, Thursday afternoon (Feb. 21) in men’s tennis non-conference action. The FMU women defeated the Cobras 7-0.
Junior Matheo Espinoza provided two wins, including the clinching singles point, to lead the Francis Marion University men’s tennis team to a 4-2 victory over the University of Mount Olive in the third-place match of the second-annual City of Florence College Tennis Invitational Tournament, Saturday afternoon (Feb. 9) at the Dr. Eddie Floyd/Florence Tennis Center. The Patriots lost to 11th-ranked Wingate University 4-0 earlier in the day in the tournament semifinals.
The Francis Marion University men’s tennis team opened its 2019 campaign with a 4-0 blanking of Barton College in the opening round of the second-annual City of Florence College Tennis Invitational Tournament, hosted on Friday (Feb. 8) at the Dr. Eddie Floyd/Florence Tennis Center.