April 3, 2013

Tennis Squads Sweep Carson-Newman with Matching 8-1 Victories

WOODSTOCK, Ga. – The University of North Georgia men's and women's tennis squads claimed identical 8-1 victories over Carson-Newman College Wednesday afternoon at the Eagle Watch Neighborhood in Woodstock, Ga in a neutral location match.

The 32nd-ranked Saint men (9-7) swept all three doubles matches and dropped only the No. 5 singles to improve to 7-0 in non-conference matches this season. Felipe Friedrich, Matheus GuidaGiovani Santos, Sam Gantt and Matheus Pineda all scored victories in singles action in straight sets.

On the women's side, UNG (7-10) also swept the doubles portion of the day and dropped only No. 5 singles to improve to 5-2 in non-conference action. Mathilda Baartvedt and Nela Handac both claimed their matches at No. 2 singles and No.6 in tiebreakers.

The Saint men have two more road matches against the University of South Carolina Aiken and Newberry College. The Saints and Pacers will first tangle at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Apr. 9 before closing out their regular-season at 2:00 p.m. at Newberry on Wednesday.

UNG's women will next take on Clark Atlanta at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, Apr. 6 before traveling to Morrow, Ga. to face Clayton State University at 3:00 p.m. The Saint women will then travel to Montevallo, Ala. on Sunday, Apr. 7 to take on the University of Montevallo in a 12:00 p.m. match.


#32 Men's Tennis vs. Carson-Newman (W, 8-1) – Wednesday, Apr. 3

1D – #21 Friedrich/Guida (UNG) def. Perez/Mackay (CNC) 8-1
2D – Gantt/Santos (UNG) def. Birdsong/Holdway (CNC) 9-8
3D – Mesquita/Andy McMaster (UNG) def. Allen/Duncan (CNC) 8-5

1S – #31 Felipe Friedrich (UNG) def. Juan Perez (CNC) 6-2, 6-1
2S – Matheus Guida (UNG) def. Paul Birdsong (CNC) 6-2, 6-3
3S – Giovani Santos (UNG) def. Derek Holdway (CNC) 6-2, 6-2
4S – Sam Gantt (UNG) def. Austin Mackay (CNC) 6-4, 7-5
5S – Jonathan Allen (CNC) def. Mario Mesquita (UNG) 6-1, 6-3
6S – Matheus Pineda (UNG) def. Curt Duncan (CNC) 6-2, 6-0


Women's Tennis vs. Carson-Newman (W, 8-1) – Wednesday, Apr. 3

1D – Escobar/Baartvedt (UNG) def. Stand/Guerreiro (CNC) 8-1
2D – Williams/Hazelman (UNG) def. Chastain/Ott (CNC) 8-4
3D – Handac/Audrey Marlette (UNG) def. Sanderson/Wilson (CNC) 8-4

1S – Cameron Williams (UNG) def. Stefy Stand (CNC) 6-2, 6-2
2S – Mathilda Baartvedt (UNG) def. Patricia Guerreiro (CNC) 4-6, 6-3 (3)
3S – Natalia Escobar (UNG) def. Haleigh Chastain (CNC) 6-1, 6-1
4S – Adalyn Hazelman (UNG) def. Jennifer Ott (CNC) 6-3, 6-2
5S – Brooke Sanderson (CNC) def. Jordan Poole (UNG) 7-5, 3-6 (5)
6S – Natasha Bertolucci (UNG) def. Tiffany Delias (CNC) 6-3, 7-6 (3)