Patriot Netters bounce Saints

From Francis Marion University

FLORENCE, SC - The nationally ranked Francis Marion University men's and women's tennis teams captured key Peach Belt Conference wins over nationally ranked Flagler College, Saturday afternoon (March 27) on the Kassab Courts.

The fourth-ranked FMU Women used a come-from-behind win at No.1 doubles by Tereza Sykorova and Sabina Baberadova to take a 7-2 win over the 23rd-ranked Lady Saints.  The pair won the last three games of their match to win 9-7 and give the Patriots a 2-1 advantage after doubles play.

The 15th-ranked Patriot Men received three-set wins from Dilshod Sharifi and Oshada Wijemanne at the top two singles positions to claim a 6-3 victory over the 16th-ranked Flagler men.

FMU's match with nationally ranked Armstrong Atlantic State University scheduled for Sunday on the Kassab Courts has been postponed until April 12 because of the threat of rain.  FMU's next matches will be at Augusta State University on April 2.