Patriot Women Netters drop PBC opener to Jaguars 5-4

Patriot Women Netters drop PBC opener to Jaguars 5-4

AUGUSTA, GA – Augusta University's Marie Cantenot defeated Francis Marion University freshman  Lesshika Vala 7-6, 6-2 at No.5 singles to give the Jaguars a 5-4 upset of the 20th-ranked Patriots, Tuesday afternoon (Feb. 20) in Peach Belt Conference women's tennis action.

Francis Marion falls to 3-2 overall and 0-1 in the PBC, while Augusta improves to 6-3 and 1-2.  FMU will play at sixth-ranked Flagler College on Friday at 11 a.m., before returning home to entertain local-rival Coker College on Sunday at noon on the Kassab Courts.

FMU junior Marie Krueger and freshman Elisa Lang gave the Patriots a 1-0 lead with an 8-4 win at No.1 doubles.  The duo is ranked 13th in NCAA Division II and remains unbeaten at 5-0.

However, Augusta rallied to earn an 8-2 win at the No.2 position and an 8-3 decision at the No.3 spot to go ahead 2-1.

In singles action, Krueger won at No.1, senior Sofia Henning won at No.3, and junior Anna Wintrich won at No.4, all in straight sets, to knot the match at 4-4 and make the No.5 match the clinching result.

Krueger is ranked 37th nationally and is 4-0 in singles play this season.


Women's Tennis Match Results
Feb 20, 2018 at Augusta, Ga. (Newman Tennis Center)
Augusta University 5, #20 Francis Marion University 4
Singles competition
1. #37 Marie Krueger (FMU_W) def. Eva Miralles-Miro (AUGWT18) 6-1, 6-0
2. Ana Faria (AUGWT18) def. Elisa Lang (FMU_W) 6-1, 6-0
3. Sofia Henning (FMU_W) def. Merye Gobernate (AUGWT18) 6-2, 6-3
4. Anna Wintrich (FMU_W) def. Alejandra Arranz (AUGWT18) 6-2, 6-3
5. Marie Cantenot (AUGWT18) def. Lesshika Vala (FMU_W) 7-6, 6-2
6. Amelia Pinoargote (AUGWT18) def. Magan Head (FMU_W) 6-2, 6-2
Doubles competition
1. #13 Marie Krueger/Elisa Lang (FMU_W) def. Eva Miralles-Miro/Maria Alice Vieira (AUGWT18) 8-4
2. Merye Gobernate/Ana Faria (AUGWT18) def. Anna Wintrich/Sofia Henning (FMU_W) 8-2
3. Alejandra Arranz/Amelia Pinoargote (AUGWT18) def. Magan Head/Lesshika Vala (FMU_W) 8-3

Match Notes: Francis Marion University 3-2, 0-1 PBC; National ranking #20; Regional ranking #3
Augusta University 6-3, 1-2 PBC
Order of Finish | Doubles: 1, 3, 2 Singles: 2, 1, 4, 6, 3, 5