Patriot Tennis Teams beat Ashland by 6-1 scores

Patriot Tennis Teams beat Ashland by 6-1 scores

FLORENCE, SC – Both the Francis Marion University men's and women's tennis teams recorded 6-1 non-conference wins over Ashland University on Monday afternoon (March 4).

The Patriot men improve to 6-2, while the FMU women are now 7-2.  Both squads will play at Queens University of Charlotte on Wednesday at 1 p.m.  This weekend, Francis Marion will host a pair of matches at the Dr. Eddie Floyd/Florence Tennis Center. FMU will entertain Bluefield State College on Saturday at 2 p.m. and Chowan University on Sunday at 10 a.m.

In the women's match on Monday, the Patriots rallied after losing the doubles point.  The FMU duo of junior Magan Head and freshman Denise Hartmann won 6-4 at No.3 doubles, but the Eagles earned the 1-0 advantage with wins at No.1 and No.2 doubles.

FMU then rallied to sweep all six singles matches in the following order: sophomore Fredrika Regner at No.1 by a 6-4, 6-0 score, freshman Eva Zannier at No.4 (6-2, 6-0), freshman Denise Hartmann at No.2 (3-6, 6-3, 6-4), sophomore Elisa Lang at No.3 (4-6, 7-6 (8-6), 6-1), sophomore Lesshika Vala at No.6 and (6-2, 6-0), and sophomore Nikita Berger at No.5 (6-3, 6-0).

After dropping the No.3 doubles match, the Patriot men claimed the one doubles point by getting wins from sophomores William Anth-Forsberg and Charles Hutchings at the No.1 spot by a 6-1 count and from juniors Matheo Espinoza and Mauricio Guerrero at the No.2 position with a 6-2 decision.

FMU quickly clinched the match with straight-set singles wins by Guerrero at No.4 (6-3, 6-0), sophomore Matt Astell at No.3 (6-3, 6-4) and Anth-Forsberg at No.2 (6-1, 6-4).

Also contributing singles victories were freshman Brandon Sweeney at No.5 (6-2, 6-2) and Hutchings at No.6 (6-3, 6-4).


Men's Tennis Match Results
Mar 04, 2019 at Florence, SC (Kassab Courts)
Francis Marion University 6, Ashland University 1
Singles competition
1. Priyank Soni (AUM) def. Paul Meuwissen (FMU) 6-3, 6-4
2. W. Anth-Forsberg (FMU) def. Stuart Brdicka (AUM) 6-1, 6-4
3. Matt Astell (FMU) def. Jordan Phelps (AUM) 6-3, 6-4
4. Mauricio Guerrero (FMU) def. Colten Clark (AUM) 6-3, 6-0
5. Brandon Sweeney (FMU) def. Tche Kun Teng (AUM) 6-2, 6-2
6. Charles Hutchings (FMU) def. Stanislaw Grzeslo (AUM) 6-3, 6-4
Doubles competition
1. W. Anth-Forsberg/Charles Hutchings (FMU) def. Stuart Brdicka/Jordan Phelps (AUM) 6-1
2. Matheo Espinoza/Mauricio Guerrero (FMU) def. Colten Clark/Priyank Soni (AUM) 6-2
3. Tche Kun Teng/Stanislaw Grzeslo (AUM) def. Brandon Sweeney/Matt Astell (FMU) 6-1

Match Notes:  Ashland University 4-3
Francis Marion University 6-2
Order of finish: Doubles (3,1,2); Singles (4,3,2,1,5,6)
T-3:10 A-55

Women's Tennis Match Results
Mar 04, 2019 at Florence, SC (Kassab Courts)
Francis Marion University 6, Ashland University 1
Singles competition
1. Fredrika Regner (FMU_W) def. Camille Ringot (AUW) 6-4, 6-0
2. Denise Hartmann (FMU_W) def. Anna Hart (AUW) 3-6, 6-3, 6-4
3. Elisa Lang (FMU_W) def. Brianna Brdicka (AUW) 4-6, 7-6 (8-6), 6-1
4. Eva Zannier (FMU_W) def. Allison Brooks (AUW) 6-2, 6-0
5. Nikita Berger (FMU_W) def. Nikhol Pluta (AUW) 6-3, 6-0
6. Lesshika Vala (FMU_W) def. Hazuki Ogino (AUW) 6-2, 6-0
Doubles competition
1. Anna Hart/Brianna Brdicka (AUW) def. Fredrika Regner/Eva Zannier (FMU_W) 6-2
2. Camille Ringot/Allison Brooks (AUW) def. Elisa Lang/Lesshika Vala (FMU_W) 6-4
3. Magan Head/Denise Hartmann (FMU_W) def. Larissa Wieser/Nikhol Pluta (AUW) 6-4

Match Notes:  Ashland University 3-13
Francis Marion University 7-2; Regional ranking #10
Order of finish: Doubles (3,1,2); Singles (1,4,2,3,6,5)
T-3:30 A-50