Francis Marion Tennis splits 5-2 decisions at Augusta

Francis Marion Tennis splits 5-2 decisions at Augusta

FLORENCE, SC – 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 Patriot women improve to 11-4 overall and 1-2 in the PBC, while the men drop to 8-5 and 0-3.  Both teams will play at Georgia College on Sunday morning at 11 a.m.

Francis Marion earned the doubles point to begin the women's match as FMU swept all three matches.  Sophomores Elisa Lang and Fredrika Regner won 6-3 at the top position and Hartmann and freshman Eva Zannier were victorious 6-3 at the No.3 spot to clinch the point.

In singles play, FMU earned the victory with straight-set wins at positions No. 1, No.2, No.6, and No.4 in that order.  Hartmann won 6-4, 6-4 at the top spot and Lang recorded the clinching point with a 7-5, 7-5 decision at No. 4 singles.

In men's play, Francis Marion swept all three doubles matches to take a 1-0 advantage. Freshman Brandon Sweeney and sophomore Matt Astell picked up a 6-4 win at the No.3 position and sophomores William Anth-Forsberg and Charles Hutchings won 6-3 at the top spot to clinch the point.  Anth-Forsberg and Hutchings are ranked 20th nationally in the latest ITA doubles rankings.

Augusta captured the first four singles matches to conclude to claim the win.  Astell earned the Patriots' other point with a 6-4, 7-5 win at No.3 singles.


Women's Tennis Match Results
Mar 23, 2019 at Augusta, Ga. (Newman Tennis Center)
Francis Marion University 5, Augusta 2
Singles competition
1. Denise Hartmann (FMU_W) def. Ana Faria (AUGWT19) 6-4, 6-4
2. Fredrika Regner (FMU_W) def. Eva Miralles-Miro (AUGWT19) 6-2, 6-2
3. Merye Gobernate (AUGWT19) def. Eva Zannier (FMU_W) 7-5, 6-3
4. Elisa Lang (FMU_W) def. Alejandra Arranz (AUGWT19) 7-5, 7-5
5. Marie Cantenot (AUGWT19) def. Nikita Berger (FMU_W) 7-6 (6-4), 6-2
6. Lesshika Vala (FMU_W) def. Flaminia Valci (AUGWT19) 6-4, 6-2
Doubles competition
1. Elisa Lang/Fredrika Regner (FMU_W) def. Eva Miralles-Miro/Flaminia Valci (AUGWT19) 6-3
2. Magan Head/Lesshika Vala (FMU_W) def. Merye Gobernate/Marie Cantenot (AUGWT19) 6-4
3. Denise Hartmann/Eva Zannier (FMU_W) def. Alejandra Arranz/Maria Alice Viera (AUGWT19) 6-3
Match Notes: Francis Marion University 11-4, 1-2; Regional ranking #10
Augusta 9-6, 2-5, PBC
Order of finish: Doubles (1,3,2); Singles (1,2,6,4,3,5)
Men's Tennis Match Results
Mar 23, 2019 at Augusta, Ga. (Newman Tennis Center)
#39 Augusta 5, #27 Francis Marion University 2
Singles competition
1. Patrick Oliveira (AUGMT19) def. Paul Meuwissen (FMU) 6-1, 6-0
2. Joao Ferreira (AUGMT19) def. W. Anth-Forsberg (FMU) 6-1, 6-0
3. Matt Astell (FMU) def. Ricard Rubio (AUGMT19) 6-4, 7-5
4. Gaspard Mathieu (AUGMT19) def. Mauricio Guerrero (FMU) 6-4, 7-5
5. Lucas Bolle (AUGMT19) def. Brandon Sweeney (FMU) 7-5, 6-2
6. Martin Hurtado (AUGMT19) def. Matheo Espinoza (FMU) 6-1, 6-1
Doubles competition
1. #20 W. Anth-Forsberg/Charles Hutchings (FMU) def. Patrick Oliveira/Kevin Corenstein (AUGMT19) 6-3
2. Matheo Espinoza/Mauricio Guerrero (FMU) def. Lucas Bolle/Joao Ferreira (AUGMT19) 7-5
3. Brandon Sweeney/Matt Astell (FMU) def. Ricard Rubio/Martin Hurtado (AUGMT19) 6-4
Match Notes:  Francis Marion University 8-5, 0-3 PBC; National ranking #27
Augusta 8-7, 2-5; National ranking #39
Order of finish: Doubles (3,1,2); Singles (1,2,6,5,3,4)