Francis Marion drops C-N, 9-0
March 8, 2009
JEFFERSON CITY, TENN. - The Eagles fell to Francis Marion University, 9-0. Carson-Newman drops to 1-3 in season play and 1-0 in the South Atlantic Conference.
Francis Marion swept the Eagles in both singles and doubles play. The No. 1 and 2 matches fell 8-1. Francis Marion's Wijemanne and Sharifi defeated Rudolpho and Guiseppe Schwarz (Brazil). In the No. 2 match, Kieck and Bair over took Jack Harvie (Snellville, Ga.) and Chris Acker (Knoxville, Tenn.). Adriano Kira (Brazil) and Trent Slagle (Knoxville, Tenn.) fell to Keth and Moerkerken 8-4.
In singles play, Wijemanne beat Harvie 6-1, 6-1 in the No. 1 match. Sharifi was victorious over Slagel 6-3, 6-2 and Rogers over took Kira 6-4, 6-2. Bair grabbed the No. 4 match from Rodolpho Schwarz 6-1, 6-1. Moerkerken rallied with Acker and came out victorious 6-2, 4-6, 11-9. Poirier took the final match 6-1, 7-5.
The Eagles will be back in action in South Atlantic Conference play against Lenoir-Rhyne, at home on Tuesday March 10. The match begins at 2 p.m.
1. Wijemanne/Sharifi (FM) d. Schwarz/Schwarz 8-1
2. Kieck/Bair (FM) d. Harvie/Acker 8-1
3. Keth/Moerkerken (FM) d. Kira/Slagle 8-4
1. Wijemanne (FM) d. Jack Harvie 6-1,6-1
2. Sharifi (FM) d. Trent Slagle 6-2,6-3
3. Rogers (FM) d. Adriano Kira 6-4,6-2
4. Bair (FM) d. Rodolfo Schwarz 6-1,6-1
5. Moerkerken (FM) d. Chris Acker 6-2,4-6, 11-9
6. Poirier (FM) d. John Borthick 6-1,7-5