FMU tennis squads beat Chowan 5-2 and 6-1

FMU tennis squads beat Chowan 5-2 and 6-1

FLORENCE, SC – The Francis Marion men's and women's tennis programs completed their sweep of a pair of non-conference match this weekend at the Dr. Eddie Floyd/Florence Tennis Center by beating Chowan University 5-2 in men's action and 6-1 in women's play on Sunday afternoon (March 10).

Both Francis Marion teams will play host to Flagler College on Saturday at 11 a.m. on the Kassab Courts.  The Flagler men are ranked 15th nationally.

In Sunday's victory over the Hawks, the FMU men earned the doubles point, and later junior Mauricio Guerrero provided the clinching point with a straight-sets win (7-5, 6-1) at the No. 4 singles position.

Guerrero and junior Matheo Espinoza improved to a team-best 8-3 in doubles play with a 6-3 victory at the No.2 spot, while Guerrero and freshman Brandon Sweeney now lead the squad with six singles wins this season.  Sweeney earned his sixth victory with a 6-1, 6-2 triumph at the No.5 position.

In the women's match, Francis Marion swept the three doubles matches to take a 1-0 advantage.  Sophomore Elisa Lang was victorious 6-2, 6-0 at No.3 singles to account for the Patriots' clinching point.

Sophomore Nikita Berger, a Hartsville native, improved to a team-best 10-2 in singles play this season with a 6-0, 6-0 win at the No.5 spot.
 

Men's Tennis Match Results
Mar 10, 2019 at Florence, SC  (Dr. Eddie Floyd/Florence Tennis Center)
Francis Marion University 5, Chowan University 2
Singles competition
1. W. Anth-Forsberg (FMU) def. YEH, Mariano (CU) 7-6 (9-7), 6-4
2. EDMOND, Aynedjian (CU) def. Matt Astell (FMU) 4-6, 6-2, 1-0 (10-5)
3. KALIAKPEROV, Adi (CU) def. Paul Meuwissen (FMU) 6-3, 6-3
4. Mauricio Guerrero (FMU) def. PROULX, Louis (CU) 7-5, 6-1
5. Brandon Sweeney (FMU) def. D'ATRI, Rafael (CU) 6-1, 6-2
6. Matheo Espinoza (FMU) def. No player (CU), by forfeit
Doubles competition
1. W. Anth-Forsberg/Charles Hutchings (FMU) def. YEH, Mariano/EDMOND, Aynedjian (CU) 6-4
2. Matheo Espinoza/Mauricio Guerrero (FMU) def. KALIAKPEROV, Adi/PROULX, Louis (CU) 6-3
3. Paul Meuwissen/Matt Astell (FMU) def. No player/No player (CU), by forfeit

Match Notes: Chowan University 1-5
Francis Marion University 8-3
Order of finish: Doubles (3,2,1); Singles (6,5,3,4,1,2)

Women's Tennis Match Results
Mar 10, 2019 at Florence, SC  (Dr. Eddie Floyd/Florence Tennis Center)
Francis Marion University 6, Chowan University 1
Singles competition
1. Fredrika Regner (FMU_W) def. CARRIER, Cynthia (CU-W) 6-2, 4-6, 1-0 (10-6)
2. KARBOLINA, Arina (CU-W) def. Denise Hartmann (FMU_W) 4-6, 7-5, 1-0 (10-8)
3. Elisa Lang (FMU_W) def. LECCE, Julieta (CU-W) 6-2, 6-0
4. Eva Zannier (FMU_W) def. GOUIN, Angelique (CU-W) 6-1, 6-0
5. Nikita Berger (FMU_W) def. REVELLE, Claire (CU-W) 6-0, 6-0
6. Lesshika Vala (FMU_W) def. No player (CU-W), by forfeit
Doubles competition
1. Elisa Lang/Fredrika Regner (FMU_W) def. CARRIER, Cynthia/KARBOLINA, Arina (CU-W) 6-2
2. Denise Hartmann/Magan Head (FMU_W) def. LECCE, Julieta/GOUIN, Angelique (CU-W) 6-3
3. Lesshika Vala/Nikita Berger (FMU_W) def. No player/No player (CU-W), by forfeit

Match Notes:  Chowan University 0-5
Francis Marion University 9-3; Regional ranking #10
Order of finish: Doubles (3,1,2); Singles (6,5,3,4,1,2)