March 7, 2010

No. 8 Columbus State Cruises Past North Georgia

DAHLONEGA, GA – The North Georgia men’s tennis team hosted the No. 8 team in the country and fell 9-0 on Sunday afternoon as Columbus State University came to town and blanked the Saints in Peach Belt Conference action.

The Saints fall to 1-7 overall on the season, and 1-2 in Peach Belt Conference action, while the Cougars, who came into the day ranked No. 8 in the country and No. 2 in the latest Southeast Region poll improve to 6-3 overall and 2-1 in league action.

North Georgia returns to action on Saturday, March 13, traveling to North Carolina to take on UNC Asheville in a non-conference matchup. Start time is slated for 11:00 a.m.


Singles competition
1. #16 Frank Suarez (CSU) def. Luciano Paes Neto (NGCSUM) 6-1, 6-2
2. Olivier Simonet (CSU) def. Daniel Aquilon (NGCSUM) 6-1, 6-1
3. Martin Shishkov (CSU) def. Brandon Sloan (NGCSUM) 7-6 (9-7), 6-3
4. Gordan Divljak (CSU) def. Adrien Saulais (NGCSUM) 6-0, 6-1
5. Christophe Noblet (CSU) def. Andy McMaster (NGCSUM) 6-1, 6-0
6. Nemanja Djuric (CSU) def. Parker LaSure (NGCSUM) 7-6 (7-4), 6-1

Doubles competition
1. #8 Frank Suarez/Christophe Noblet (CSU) def. Luciano Paes Neto/Daniel Aquilon (NGCSUM) 8-4
2. Gordan Divljak/Nemanja Djuric (CSU) def. Grant Partrick/Brandon Sloan (NGCSUM) 8-1
3. Daniel Stomberg/Filip Cojbasic (CSU) def. Adrien Saulais/Parker LaSure (NGCSUM) 8-1

Match Notes
Columbus State University 6-3, 2-1 PBC; National ranking #8; Regional ranking #2
North Georgia 1-7, 1-2 PBC