Francis Marion netters both fall to Chanticleers 6-1

Francis Marion netters both fall to Chanticleers 6-1

CONWAY, SC – The Francis Marion University men's and women's tennis teams both lost 6-1 decisions to NCAA Division I Coastal Carolina University in non-conference action on Wednesday (April 12).

The 37th-ranked FMU women drop to 11-7, while the Patriot men fall to 6-9.  The CCU men's and women's squads improve to 13-7 and 15-6 respectively.  The match was played using Division I rules, including the doubles portion counting as only one point.

Prior to the match, Coastal Carolina held an official naming dedication ceremony for the Delan and Lynn Stevens Tennis Complex.

Both FMU squads will conclude their regular-season schedules by hosting Georgia College on Friday at 2 p.m. for Senior Day and the annual Sea of Red match.  Admission to the Kassab Courts is free.

Two of the men's doubles matches (at positions No. 2 and 3) were decided by narrow 7-6 scores.  FMU's lone point came when freshman Henri Broeseler defeated Francesco Gamero 6-3, 1-6, 6-3 at No.6 singles.

The women's doubles duo of senior Samantha Koelliker and sophomore Marie Krueger were victorious 7-5 at the No.1 position, but the Chanticleers captured the other two doubles contests to earn the one point.

In singles play, FMU senior Eva Lieben earned a 6-1, 6-1 win at the No.3 position.  Koelliker, ranked 25th in Division II singles, forced a tiebreaker at the No.1 spot, before falling 6-4, 1-6, 10-7.


Men's Tennis Match Results
Apr 12, 2017 at Conway, S.C. (Stevens Tennis Complex)
Coastal Carolina 6, Francis Marion University 1
Singles competition
1. Velickovic, Vuk (COASTAL) def. #24 Richard Ashforth (FMU) 6-4, 6-0
2. Faria, Luiz (COASTAL) def. J. Roettlingsberger (FMU) 7-6, 6-2
3. Schneider, Sebastian (COASTAL) def. Tarass Thevenaz (FMU) 6-4, 6-2
4. Migliano, Francesco (COASTAL) def. Matheo Espinoza (FMU) 6-2, 6-2
5. Talic, Zak (COASTAL) def. Raul Madrid (FMU) 7-6, 6-4
6. Henri Broeseler (FMU) def. Gamero, Francesco (COASTAL) 6-3, 1-6, 6-3
Doubles competition
1. Velickovic, Vuk/Faria, Luiz (COASTAL) def. Richard Ashforth/Tarass Thevenaz (FMU) 6-4
2. Schneider, Sebastian/Talic, Zak (COASTAL) def. Henri Broeseler/Matheo Espinoza (FMU) 7-6
3. Migliano, Francesco/Gamero, Francesco (COASTAL) def. J. Roettlingsberger/Raul Madrid (FMU) 7-6


Match Notes:  Francis Marion University 6-9
Coastal Carolina 13-7
Order of finish: Doubles (1,2,3); Singles (1,3,4,2,5,6)


Women's Tennis Match Results
Apr 12, 2017 at Conway, S.C. (Stevens Tennis Complex)
Coastal Carolina 6, #37 Francis Marion 1
Singles competition
1. Cox, Rylie (COASTAL) def. #25 Samantha Koelliker (FMU_W) 6-4, 1-6, 10-7
2. Babayan, Marie (COASTAL) def. Marie Krueger (FMU_W) 6-4, 6-4
3. Eva Lieben (FMU_W) def. Wall, Natalie (COASTAL) 6-1, 6-1
4. Bondar, Sara (COASTAL) def. Sofia Henning (FMU_W) 6-2, 6-1
5. Delay, Romane (COASTAL) def. Anna Wintrich (FMU_W) 6-2, 6-0
6. Khomchenko, Maria (COASTAL) def. Theresa Hammerschlag (FMU_W) 6-1, 6-1
Doubles competition
1. Samantha Koelliker/Marie Krueger (FMU_W) def. Babayan, Marie/Bondar, Sara (COASTAL) 7-5
2. Wall, Natalie/Cox, Rylie (COASTAL) def. Eva Lieben/Anilu Barraza Araiza (FMU_W) 6-1
3. Campbell, Brooke/Delay, Romane (COASTAL) def. Sofia Henning/Anna Wintrich (FMU_W) 6-2


Match Notes:  Francis Marion 11-7; National ranking #37; Regional ranking #7
Coastal Carolina 15-6