The 41st-ranked Francis Marion University women’s tennis team dropped a 6-0 decision to second-ranked and top-seeded Armstrong Atlantic State University, Friday morning (April 18) in semifinal action at the 2014 Peach Belt Conference Tennis Tournament.
FMU (14-6), seeded fourth in the tournament, will play 24th-ranked and third-seed Flagler College in the tournament third-place match at 8 a.m. weather permitting at the Dr. Eddie Floyd Tennis Center. That match will be key in determining possible bids to the NCAA Division II national tournament. Armstrong will face second-seeded Columbus State University in the title match, also at 8 a.m.
The Pirates (23-1), winners of the past two NCAA Division II national championships and the last 10 PBC championships, won the doubles matches on Friday by scores of 8-2, 8-2, and 8-0. Armstrong then captured singles victories at positions four through six.
Women’s Tennis Match Results
Apr 18, 2014 at Florence, SC
#2 Armstrong Atlantic State Univ. 6, #41 Francis Marion University 0
1. #3 Aleksndra Filipovski (ARMSTRNG) vs. Samantha Koelliker (FMUW) unfinished
2. #11 Barbora Krtickova (ARMSTRNG) vs. Julia Graf (FMUW) unfinished
3. #15 Marlen Hacke (ARMSTRNG) vs. Nora Westbye (FMUW) unfinished
4. #19 Carolina Prats-Milan (ARMSTRNG) def. Kimberley Hurter (FMUW) 6-0, 6-1
5. #42 Clara Perez (ARMSTRNG) def. Veronika Viegas (FMUW) 6-1, 6-0
6. Dora Andrejszki (ARMSTRNG) def. Savanna Summers (FMUW) 6-0, 6-0
1. #2 Aleksndra Filipovski/Barbora Krtickova (ARMSTRNG) def. #16 Julia Graf/Nora Westbye (FMUW) 8-2
2. #8 Marlen Hacke/Olga Kalodzitsa (ARMSTRNG) def. Samantha Koelliker/Kimberley Hurter (FMUW) 8-2
3. Clara Perez/Carolina Prats-Milan (ARMSTRNG) def. Veronika Viegas/Savanna Summers (FMUW) 8-0
Francis Marion University 14-6; National ranking #41; Regional ranking #7
Armstrong Atlantic State Univ. 23-1; National ranking #2; Regional ranking #1
Peach Belt Conference Tournament semifinal match
Armstrong is #1 seed; Francis Marion #4 seed