FLORENCE, SC – Three doubles wins propelled 20th-ranked Francis Marion University to a 5-1 win over Newberry College, Friday evening (Feb. 2) in the opening women's bracket of the City of Florence College Tennis Invitational.
The two-day event is being held at the Dr. Eddie Floyd Florence Tennis Center. Admission is free.
Francis Marion (1-0) will face Augusta University in the semifinal bracket on Saturday at noon. The finals are set for later on Saturday at 5 p.m.
Junior Marie Krueger and freshman Elisa Lang, ranked 13th nationally in doubles, registered an 8-6 win at No.1 doubles, while senior Sofia Henning and junior Anna Wintrich won 8-6 at No.2 doubles, and sophomore Magan Head and freshman Lesshika Vala won 8-0 at the No.3 spot.
Vala quickly earned a 6-0, 6-0 win at No.6 singles to up the FMU advantage to 4-0. After Newberry won the No.2 singles contest, Krueger captured a 6-1, 6-4 win at the top position to clinch the match. Krueger is ranked 37th nationally in NCAA Division II singles.
Women's Tennis Match Results
Feb 02, 2018 at Florence, SC (Dr. Eddie Floyd Florence Tennis Center)
#20 Francis Marion University 5, Newberry College 1
1. #37 Marie Krueger (FMU_W) def. Amanda Carrillo (NBY) 6-1, 6-4
2. Elisa Aguirre (NBY) def. Elisa Lang (FMU_W) 6-1, 6-3
3. Sofia Henning (FMU_W) vs. Marta Gomar (NBY) 3-5, unfinished
4. Anna Wintrich (FMU_W) vs. Lucia Davila (NBY) 6-4, 1-1, unfinished
5. Magan Head (FMU_W) vs. Rebeca Martinez (NBY) 3-6, 1-3, unfinished
6. Lesshika Vala (FMU_W) def. Morgan Powers (NBY) 6-0, 6-0
1. #13 Marie Krueger/Elisa Lang (FMU_W) def. Amanda Carrillo/Marta Gomar (NBY) 8-6
2. Sofia Henning/Anna Wintrich (FMU_W) def. Lucia Davila/Elisa Aguirre (NBY) 8-6
3. Lesshika Vala/Magan Head (FMU_W) def. Korina Martinez/Rebeca Martinez (NBY) 8-0
Match Notes: Newberry College 0-1
Francis Marion University 1-0; National ranking #20; Regional ranking #3
Order of finish: Doubles (3,1,2); Singles (6,2,1)
City of Florence College Tennis Invitational