Patriots Netters lose 8-1 matches to Saints

Patriots Netters lose 8-1 matches to Saints

ST. AUGUSTINE, FL – The Francis Marion University men's and women's tennis teams dropped 8-1 decisions to Flagler College, Friday afternoon (Feb. 23) in Peach Belt Conference tennis action.

The Francis Marion men fall to 2-5 overall and 0-2 in PBC play, while the Patriot women drop to 3-3 and 0-2.  FMU will host local rival Coker College on Sunday at noon on the Kassab Courts.

Against the ninth-ranked Flagler men, freshman Paul Meuwissen accounted for the lone Patriots' point as he earned a 7-6 (7-4), 6-2 win at No.6 singles.  He and freshman doubles partner Matt Astell lost a hard-fought 9-7 match at the No.3 doubles position.

The Francis Marion women lost the three doubles matches by scores of 8-3, 8-4, and 8-4.  Senior Sofia Henning captured the FMU win with a 6-1, 6-0 victory at No.3 singles.  Junior and nationally 37th-ranked Marie Krueger suffered her first singles loss of the year with a tight 6-3, 7-5 loss to Flagler's 25th-ranked Lizanne Jinkertz at No.1 singles.

 

MEN'S TENNIS
Feb 23, 2018 at St. Augustine, Fla. (Flagler Tennis Center)
#9 Flagler 8, Francis Marion 1
Singles competition
1. Luca Bolla (FLG) def. W. Anth-Forsberg (FMU) 4-6, 6-3, 1-0 (11-9)
2. #38 Lukas Storck (FLG) def. Mauricio Guerrero (FMU) 6-1, 6-3
3. Alexander Chepik (FLG) def. Matt Astell (FMU) 6-0, 6-2
4. Felipe Carvalho (FLG) def. Charles Hutchings (FMU) 7-6 (7-4), 6-0
5. Rasmus Jonsson (FLG) def. Matheo Espinoza (FMU) 6-2, 6-4
6. Paul Meuwissen (FMU) def. Hermann Gertmann (FLG) 7-6 (7-4), 6-2
Doubles competition
1. Lukas Storck/Konstantin Dustmann (FLG) def. W. Anth-Forsberg/Charles Hutchings (FMU) 8-4
2. Felipe Carvalho/Daniel Arrien (FLG) def. Mauricio Guerrero/Matheo Espinoza (FMU) 8-3
3. Luca Bolla/Rasmus Jonsson (FLG) def. Matt Astell/Paul Meuwissen (FMU) 9-7

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

WOMEN'S TENNIS
Feb 23, 2018 at St. Augustine, Fla.  (Flagler Tennis Center)
Flagler 8, Francis Marion 1
Singles competition
1. #25 Lizanne Jinkertz (FLG) def. #37 Marie Krueger (FMU_W) 6-3, 7-5
2. Felicitas Runkel (FLG) def. Elisa Lang (FMU_W) 6-0, 6-0
3. Sofia Henning (FMU_W) def. Camila Ramazzini (FLG) 6-1, 6-0
4. Alessandra Traub (FLG) def. Anna Wintrich (FMU_W) 6-4, 6-4
5. Paloma Martinez (FLG) def. Magan Head (FMU_W) 6-4, 7-5
6. Sofia Vagaja (FLG) def. Lesshika Vala (FMU_W) 6-4, 5-7, 1-0 (11-9)
Doubles competition
1. Lizanne Jinkertz/Alessandra Traub (FLG) def. #13 Marie Krueger/Elisa Lang (FMU_W) 8-3
2. Paloma Martinez/Camila Ramazzini (FLG) def. Sofia Henning/Anna Wintrich (FMU_W) 8-4
3. Sofia Vagaja/Anika Nissen (FLG) def. Magan Head/Lesshika Vala (FMU_W) 8-4

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