Patriot tennis teams lose to Bobcats

Patriot tennis teams lose to Bobcats

MLLEDGEVILLE, GA – 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.

The Francis Marion men fall to 8-6 overall and 0-4 in the PBC, while the Patriot women are now 11-5 overall and 1-3 in conference play.  FMU will host a pair of Peach Belt matches this coming weekend: Young Harris College on Saturday at 11 a.m. and the University of North Georgia on Sunday at 11 a.m.

In the men's match, freshman Brandon Sweeney and sophomore Matt Astell won at No.3 doubles by a 6-2 score, but the Bobcats took the other two matches to earn the doubles point and a 1-0 lead.

Georgia College captured the first three singles matches to clinch the contest with a 4-0 lead.  Junior Mauricio Guerrero, a 6-4, 6-1 winner at No.3, and sophomore Charles Hutchings, 6-3, 5-7, 1-0 (11-9) winner at No.6, accounted for the two FMU points.

In the women's match, sophomore Lesshika Vala and junior Magan Head claimed the No.2 doubles match by a 6-2 decision, but the Bobcats rallied to win the other two matches and the doubles point to go on top 1-0.  FMU freshman Eva Zannier and Denise Hartmann had one match point at No.3 doubles, but eventually lost 7-5.

FMU sophomore Fredrika Regner won 6-4, 6-3 at the top singles spot to draw the Patriots to within 2-1, but Georgia College earned victories at No.3 and No.4 to clinch the match.

Sophomore Nikita Berger, a 6-1, 6-4 victor at No.5, and Vala, a 6-4, 6-1 winner at No.6, provided the other two Francis Marion points.

 

Men's Tennis Match Results
Mar 24, 2019 at Milledgeville, Ga. (Centennial Center Tennis Facility)
#18 Georgia College 5, #27 Francis Marion University 2
Singles competition
1. #6 Robin Moller (GC-M) def. Paul Meuwissen (FMU) 6-1, retired
2. Matt Rogel (GC-M) def. William Anth-Forsberg (FMU) 6-1, 6-1
3. Jannik Kumbier (GC-M) def. Matt Astell (FMU) 6-3, 6-3
4. Mauricio Guerrero (FMU) def. Noah Wallace (GC-M) 6-4, 6-1
5. Enzo Kohn (GC-M) def. Matheo Espinoza (FMU) 2-6, 6-3, 1-0 (10-6)
6. Charles Hutchings (FMU) def. Ben Grunert (GC-M) 6-3, 5-7, 1-0 (11-9)
Doubles competition
1. Robin Moller/Matt Rogel (GC-M) def. #20 William Anth-Forsberg/Charles Hutchings (FMU) 6-4
2. Jannik Kumbier/Noah Wallace (GC-M) def. Matheo Espinoza/Mauricio Guerrero (FMU) 6-2
3. Brandon Sweeney/Matt Astell (FMU) def. Nathan Connelly/Enzo Kohn (GC-M) 6-2

Match Notes: Francis Marion University 8-6, 0-4 PBC; National ranking #27
Georgia College 9-4, 3-2 PBC; National ranking #18; Regional ranking #7
Order of finish: Doubles (2,3,1); Singles (1,2,3,4,5,6)
 
Women's Tennis Match Results
Mar 24, 2019 at Milledgeville, Ga. (Centennial Center Tennis Facility)
#49 Georgia College 4, Francis Marion University 3
Singles competition
1. Fredrika Regner (FMU_W) def. Emilia Richter (GC) 6-4, 6-3
2. Valeria Lopez (GC) def. Denise Hartmann (FMU_W) 6-2, 6-0
3. Kim Yatribi (GC) def. Elisa Lang (FMU_W) 6-4, 6-2
4. Emma Fleming (GC) def. Eva Zannier (FMU_W) 6-3, 6-4
5. Nikita Berger (FMU_W) def. Paula Garriga (GC) 6-1, 6-4
6. Lesshika Vala (FMU_W) def. Irina Berklich (GC) 6-4, 6-1
Doubles competition
1. Valeria Lopez/Emma Fleming (GC) def. Fredrika Regner/Elisa Lang (FMU_W) 6-4
2. Lesshika Vala/Magan Head (FMU_W) def. Emilia Richter/Kim Yatribi (GC) 6-2
3. Paula Garriga/Irina Berklich (GC) def. Eva Zannier/Denise Hartmann (FMU_W) 7-5
 
Match Notes: Francis Marion University 11-5, 1-3 PBC; Regional ranking #10
Georgia College 9-3, 4-0 PBC; National ranking #49; Regional ranking #5
Order of finish: Doubles (2,1,3); Singles (2,1,3,4,6,5)