Patriot Netters sweep Cobras

Patriot Netters sweep Cobras

HARTSVILLE, SC – Sophomore Paul Meuwissen earned a three-set victory at the No.4 singles position to hand Francis Marion University a 4-3 win over local-rival Coker College, Thursday afternoon (Feb. 21) in men's tennis non-conference action.  The FMU women defeated the Cobras 7-0.

The Patriot men improve to 3-1, while the FMU women move to 4-1.  Both Francis Marion squads will host Barton College as part of Homecoming 2019 festivities on Saturday at noon on the Kassab Courts.

In the men's match, FMU captured the doubles point as sophomores William Anth-Forsberg and Charles Hutchings won 6-4 at the No.1 spot and juniors Matheo Espinoza and Mauricio Guerrero won 6-4 at No.2.

Guerrero took a 6-1, 6-3 win at No.6 singles and sophomore Matt Astell claimed a hard-fought 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 decision at the No.2 position as the two squads fought to a 3-3 deadlock before Meuwissen provided the winning point with a 6-3, 5-7, 6-4 victory.

In the women's contest, Francis Marion again claimed the doubles point as sophomores Fredrika Regner and Nikita Berger won 6-4 at the No.2 spot and junior Magan Head and sophomore Lesshika Vala were credited with a forfeit win at No.3.

Singles wins came by Regner (6-4, 6-4) at No.1, sophomore Elisa Lang (6-1, 6-4) at No.2, freshman Eva Zannier (6-4, 6-4) at No.3, Berger (6-0, 6-0) at No.4, Vala (6-1, 6-1) at No.5, and Head (by forfeit) at No.6.


Men's Tennis Match Results
Feb 21, 2019 at Coker College
Francis Marion University 4, Coker College 3
Singles competition
1. Melwin Krall (CCMTEN19) def. W. Anth-Forsberg (FMU) 6-2, 6-1
2. Matt Astell (FMU) def. Hunter Horton (CCMTEN19) 6-3, 3-6, 6-3
3. Justus Lehmann (CCMTEN19) def. Charles Hutchings (FMU) 6-2, 6-2
4. Paul Meuwissen (FMU) def. Max Sturgess (CCMTEN19) 6-3, 5-7, 6-4
5. Isaac MacMillan (CCMTEN19) def. Matheo Espinoza (FMU) 6-4, 6-1
6. Mauricio Guerrero (FMU) def. Pablo Gonzalo-Saul (CCMTEN19) 6-1, 6-3
Doubles competition
1. W. Anth-Forsberg/Charles Hutchings (FMU) def. Melwin Krall/Max Sturgess (CCMTEN19) 6-4
2. Matheo Espinoza/Mauricio Guerrero (FMU) def. Justus Lehmann/Isaac MacMillan (CCMTEN19) 6-4
3. Hunter Horton/Pablo Gonzalo-Saul (CCMTEN19) def. Brandon Sweeney/Matt Astell (FMU) 7-5

Match Notes:  Francis Marion University 3-1
Coker College 1-3

Women's Tennis Match Results
Feb 21, 2019 at Coker College
Francis Marion University 7, Coker College 0
Singles competition
1. Fredrika Regner (FMU_W) def. Tammie Chew (CCWTEN19) 6-4, 6-4
2. Elisa Lang (FMU_W) def. Charlotte Clarke (CCWTEN19) 6-1, 6-4
3. Eva Zannier (FMU_W) def. Zoe Heed (CCWTEN19) 6-4, 6-4
4. Nikita Berger (FMU_W) def. Kelli Stinchcomb (CCWTEN19), 6-0, 6-0
5. Lesshika Vala (FMU_W) def. Kelli Hurt (CCWTEN19) 6-1, 6-1
6. Magan Head (FMU_W) def. No player (CCWTEN19), by forfeit
Doubles competition
1. Tammie Chew/Charlotte Clarke (CCWTEN19) def. Denise Hartmann/Elisa Lang (FMU_W) 6-3
2. Fredrika Regner/Nikita Berger (FMU_W) def. Zoe Heed/Kelli Stinchcomb (CCWTEN19) 6-4
3. Magan Head/Lesshika Vala (FMU_W) def. No player/No player (CCWTEN19), by forfeit
Match Notes:  Francis Marion University 4-1; Regional ranking #10
Coker College 1-3