FMU Tennis Teams fall to nationally-ranked Queens

FMU Tennis Teams fall to nationally-ranked Queens

CHARLOTTE, NC – 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.

The FMU women fall to 7-3, while the men drop to 6-3.  Both Patriot teams will play a pair of non-conference matches this weekend at the Dr. Eddie Floyd/Florence Tennis Center. Francis Marion faces Bluefield State College on Saturday (March 9) at 2 p.m., and Chowan University on Sunday (March 10) at 10 a.m.

In the women's match, Queens swept all three doubles matches to take a 1-0 lead. The Royals then earned straight-set victories at the top three singles spots to clinch the match victory. 

Sophomore Nikita Berger claimed the lone point for Francis Marion with a 7-5, 6-3 win at the No. 5 singles position.

In the men's match, the sophomore duo of William Anth-Forsberg and Charles Hutchings won at the top doubles spot 6-4, but the Royals took the other two doubles matches to take a 1-0 advantage into singles play.

Queens then went on to claim victory with straight-set wins in all six singles matches.

 

Women's Tennis Match Results
Mar 06, 2019 at Charlotte, N.C. (Howard Levine Tennis Center)
#15 Queens University of Charlotte 6, Francis Marion University 1
Singles competition
1. #43 Yana Fleyer (QUEENSW) def. Fredrika Regner (FMU_W) 6-2, 6-0
2. Sasha Davidzenka (QUEENSW) def. Denise Hartmann (FMU_W) 6-4, 6-3
3. Isabel Fornies (QUEENSW) def. Elisa Lang (FMU_W) 6-1, 6-0
4. Caity Klaassen (QUEENSW) def. Eva Zannier (FMU_W) 6-2, 6-4
5. Nikita Berger (FMU_W) def. Katya Khramstova (QUEENSW) 7-5, 6-3
6. Hannah Lehfeldt (QUEENSW) def. Lesshika Vala (FMU_W) 6-3, 4-6, 6-0
Doubles competition
1. Sasha Davidzenka/Yana Fleyer (QUEENSW) def. Fredrika Regner/Eva Zannier (FMU_W) 6-4
2. Isabel Fornies/Caity Klaassen (QUEENSW) def. Elisa Lang/Lesshika Vala (FMU_W) 6-2
3. Kate Halickman/Hannah Lehfeldt (QUEENSW) def. Denise Hartmann/Magan Head (FMU_W) 6-3

Match Notes:  Francis Marion University 7-3; Regional ranking #10
Queens University of Charlotte 5-1; National ranking #15; Regional ranking #6
Order of finish: Doubles (1,3,2); Singles (1,3,2,4,6,5)

Men's Tennis Match Results
Mar 06, 2019 at Charlotte, N.C.  (Howard Levine Tennis Center)
#21 Queens University of Charlotte 7, Francis Marion University 0
Singles competition
1. Julian Bosch (QUEENSM) def. Paul Meuwissen (FMU) 6-3, 6-3
2. Agustin Aran Martin (QUEENSM) def. W. Anth-Forsberg (FMU) 6-4, 6-0
3. Paolo Bompieri (QUEENSM) def. Matt Astell (FMU) 6-1, 6-1
4. Mathias Degardin (QUEENSM) def. Mauricio Guerrero (FMU) 6-2, 6-2
5. Joel Dunlap (QUEENSM) def. Brandon Sweeney (FMU) 7-5, 7-5
6. Sebastian Meum (QUEENSM) def. Charles Hutchings (FMU) 6-3, 6-4
Doubles competition
1. W. Anth-Forsberg/Charles Hutchings (FMU) def. Agustin Aran Martin/Julian Bosch (QUEENSM) 6-4
2. Paolo Bompieri/Joel Dunlap (QUEENSM) def. Matheo Espinoza/Mauricio Guerrero (FMU) 7-5
3. Sebastian Meum/Kasper Rolfsen (QUEENSM) def. Paul Meuwissen/Henri Broeseler (FMU) 6-2
 
Match Notes: Francis Marion University 6-3
Queens University of Charlotte 4-2; National ranking #21; Regional ranking #6
Order of finish: Doubles (1,3,2); Singles (6,3,1,4,2,5)