NGU FALLS TO FRANCIS MARION
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Florence, SC-  The North Greenville men’s and women’s tennis teams took on Francis Marion University on March 6, 2013 in a non-conference matchup.  NGU’s Men’s team fell to Francis Marion 8-1, while the Women’s team lost 9-0. 

The men’s team lost in both doubles and singles competition’s by a total of 8-1. It was highlighted with an victorious match by John Melson defeated Rod Russell 6-2, 6-2.  The Crusaders fall to 1-7 on the season. 

The Women’s team lost the overall match 9-0 in both doubles and singles competition. However, The Crusaders were able to put up a battle in the singles match between Lena Specht and Muriel Adib where Lena Specht def. Muriel Adib  6-3, 6-0. The Crusaders fall to 2-6 on the year. 

Tomas Kurhajec’s men’s and women’s tennis teams will take on March, 7, 2013 in Gaffney, SC as the Crusaders take on the Limestone Saints in doubles and singles competition. The next home match for the Crusader’s will be on March 20,2013 against North Georgia College & State University. 

Men'sTennis Match Results
 Mar 06, 2013 at Florence, SC
#27 Francis Marion University 8, North Greenville University 1

Singles competition 
1. #10 Alex Caspari (FMU) def. Hugo Ciarrocchi (NGUM) 6-0, 6-0
 2. Arnaud Holl (FMU) def. Juan Vargas (NGUM) 6-1, 6-0
 3. Tim Ruepke (FMU) def. Guilherme Ferreira (NGUM) 6-0, 6-2
 4. Eimon Heywood (FMU) def. Sergio Araujo Filho (NGUM) 6-3, 6-4
 5. Luke Bateup (FMU) def. James Klempin (NGUM) 6-0, 6-0
 6. John Melson (NGUM) def. Rod Russell (FMU) 6-2, 6-2

Doubles competition 
1. Alex Caspari/Tim Ruepke (FMU) def. Hugo Ciarrocchi/Juan Vargas (NGUM) 8-1
 2. Eimon Heywood/Arnaud Holl (FMU) def. Guilherme Ferreira/Sergio Araujo Filho (NGUM) 8-2
 3. Marius Wahlier/Luke Bateup (FMU) def. James Klempin/John Melson (NGUM) 8-2

Match Notes:
 North Greenville University 1-7
 Francis Marion University 7-3; National ranking #27; Regional ranking #8
 Order of finish: Doubles (1,2,3); Singles (1)
 T-2:45  A-36  


Women'sTennis Match Results
 Mar 06, 2013 at Florence, SC
#11 Francis Marion University 9, North Greenville University 0

Singles competition 
1. #25 Mona Blauen (FMU_W) def. Susane Lenz (NGUW) 6-0, 6-0
 2. Tereza Baranova (FMU_W) def. Rebecca Beacham (NGUW) 6-0, 6-0
 3. Julia Graf (FMU_W) def. Maggie Elliott (NGUW) 6-0, 6-0
 4. Kimberley Hurter (FMU_W) def. Haley Hardwick (NGUW) 6-1, 6-0
 5. Lena Specht (FMU_W) def. Muriel Adib (NGUW) 6-3, 6-0
 6. Nora Westbye (FMU_W) def. Aline Ribeiro (NGUW) 6-1, 6-0

Doubles competition 
1. #17 Mona Blauen/Julia Graf (FMU_W) def. Susane Lenz/Maggie Elliott (NGUW) 8-1
 2. Tereza Baranova/Nora Westbye (FMU_W) def. Aline Ribeiro/Muriel Adib (NGUW) 8-0
 3. Kerry Hall/Caitlin Siney (FMU_W) def. Rebecca Beacham/Victoria Gomez (NGUW) 8-2

Match Notes:
 North Greenville University 2-6
 Francis Marion University 10-1; National ranking #11; Regional ranking #3
 Order of finish: Doubles (2,1,3); Singles ()  T-3:15  A-36