March 30, 2014

Tennis Swept At Francis Marion

FLORENCE, S.C. - The Georgia Southwestern tennis teams were swept by Francis Marion University on Sunday afternoon at Kassab Courts. The GSW men lost 8-1 and the women fell 6-3.

The GSW men are 3-8 this spring, 0-6 in Peach Belt Conference play while the women are 5-8 overall and 1-6 in the PBC.

Abel Acuna picked up GSW's lone victory on the men's side. Acuna defeated Tim Ruepke at No. 3 singles, 6-4, 6-2.

Oliver Marshall came up short in a match-deciding tiebreaker at No. 5 singles.

On the women's side, Anna Kate Shaw picked up a pair of victories for GSW. Shaw teamed up with Kalie Douberly to win 8-0 at No. 3 doubles over the FMU pair of Savanna Summers and Veronika Viegas. Shaw proceeded to rattle off a 6-3, 6-3 victory at No. 5 singles. Lauren Resnick grabbed the other point for the Lady Hurricanes when she won 6-2, 6-4 at No. 6 singles over Summers.

The GSW women travel to UNC Pembroke on Monday for a match at noon. The men host ABAC at 2 p.m. on Tuesday.

#29 Francis Marion University 8, GSW Men 1

 Singles competition
1. Gavin Davison (FMU) def. Valentin Demande (GSW) 6-3, 6-1
2. #27 Richard Ashforth (FMU) def. Jake Koonce (GSW) 6-2, 6-3
3. Abel Acuna (GSW) def. Tim Ruepke (FMU) 6-4, 6-2
4. Marius Wahlier (FMU) def. Stephen Moore (GSW) 7-5, 6-0
5. Eimon Heywood (FMU) def. Oliver Marshall (GSW) 6-0, 4-6, 1-0 (10-4)
6. J. Roettlingsberger (FMU) def. Darren Kenny (GSW) 6-0, 6-0

 Doubles competition
1. Gavin Davison/Richard Ashforth (FMU) def. Valentin Demande/Jake Koonce (GSW) 8-4
2. Tim Ruepke/Marius Wahlier (FMU) def. Stephen Moore/Oliver Marshall (GSW) 8-2
3. Luke Bateup/J. Roettlingsberger (FMU) def. Abel Acuna/Darren Kenny (GSW) 8-6

#41 Francis Marion University 6, GSW Women 3

 Singles competition
1. Samantha Koelliker (FMUW) def. Carly Cangelosi (GSW) 6-0, 6-0
2. Julia Graf (FMUW) def. Kalie Douberly (GSW) 6-4, 6-1
3. Nora Westbye (FMUW) def. Victoria Ondo (GSW) 6-4, 6-4
4. Kimberley Hurter (FMUW) def. Ginny Jones (GSW) 6-0, 6-1
5. Anna Kate Shaw (GSW) def. Veronika Viegas (FMUW) 6-3, 6-3
6. Lauren Resnick (GSW) def. Savanna Summers (FMUW) 6-2, 6-4

 Doubles competition
1. #16 Julia Graf/Nora Westbye (FMUW) def. Carly Cangelosi/Victoria Ondo (GSW) 8-5
2. Samantha Koelliker/Kimberley Hurter (FMUW) def. Sydnee Smith/Ginny Jones (GSW) 8-2
3. Kalie Douberly/Anna Kate Shaw (GSW) def. Savanna Summers/Veronika Viegas (FMUW) 8-0