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PFEIFFER SPORTS INFORMATION
Friday, February 13, 2009
RESULTS VS. FRANCIS MARION (2009-02-13 14:00:00)

Florence, SC -- The Pfeiffer men’s tennis team lost 1-8 to fifth-ranked Francis Marion University on Friday afternoon. Despite a strong performance by Pfeiffer’s number two doubles team of AJ Flores (Atlanta, GA) and Sid Kaushik (India) going 9-8 (7-5) against Matthew Keth (Border, South Africa) and Karl Rogers (Killiney, Ireland), the FMU team took a 3-0 lead after doubles play.
The highlight of the day’s play was when Pfeiffer’s Philip Lawson (Johannesburg, South Africa) defeated nationally-ranked Rogers 6-7 (5-7), 6-1, 6-2 at number one singles.
Pfeiffer is now 1-2 on the season, while the Patriots are 2-0.Tennis Match Results Pfeiffer University vs Francis Marion University Feb 13, 2009 at Florence, SC #5 Francis Marion University 8, Pfeiffer University 1 Singles competition 1. Philip Lawson (PFEIF) def. Karl Rogers (FMU) 6-7, 6-1, 6-2 2. Mario Kieck (FMU) def. Kaushik (PFEIF) 6-3, 6-2 3. Bastian Czwalinna (FMU) def. Johan de Wit (PFEIF) 6-1, 6-2 4. Michael Hafke (FMU) def. A.J. Flores (PFEIF) 6-3, 6-1 5. Dirk Bair (FMU) def. Frank Pouchet (PFEIF) 6-1, 6-1 6. Jack Bishop (FMU) def. Cody Simpson (PFEIF) 6-0, 6-0 Doubles competition 1. Mario Kieck/Dirk Bair (FMU) def. Johan de Wit/Philip Lawson (PFEIF) 8-3 2. Matthew Keth/Karl Rogers (FMU) def. A.J. Flores/Kaushik (PFEIF) 9-8 (7-2) 3. Jack Bishop/Noah van Moerkerken (FMU) def. Cody Simpson/Frank Pouchet (PFEIF) 8-1