Georgia College Deals Saint Men and Women 7-2 Losses
DAHLONEGA, Ga. – Friday afternoon, the University of North Georgia men's and women's tennis teams dropped a pair of Peach Belt Conference matches to Georgia College, ranked 18th-nationally in both men's and women's tennis. The Bobcats claimed matching 7-2 decisions at the North Georgia Tennis Complex.
The 18th-ranked Bobcat men (10-3, 4-2 PBC) took an early 2-1 lead over the No. 30 Saint men (4-6, 1-6 PBC) in doubles action with Felipe Friedrich and Matheus Guida claiming No. 1 doubles over Johan Wadstein and Yannick Hass 8-2.
Friedrich then claimed a 6-4, 6-3 win over Wadstein at No. 1 singles. Wadstein entered the 2013 season ranked #47 in the nation.
Georgia College's women (6-7, 3-4 PBC), ranked 18th in NCAA Division II and fourth in the Southeast Region by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association, swept the doubles portion of the match over the North Georgia women (2-9, 1-7 PBC) before sophomore Cameron Williams and senior Jordan Poole claimed victories in straight sets at No. 1 and No. 6 singles. Williams defeated Ivana Marevic 6-1, 6-3 while Poole defeated Sarah Murray 6-0, 6-1.
Both North Georgia squads will next hit the road for a four-match, Spring Break road swing. The Saint men and women will first travel to Salisbury, N.C. where they will take on Lees-McRae on Sunday, Mar. 17 at 11:00 a.m.
#30 Men's Tennis vs. #18 Georgia College (L, 2-7) – Friday, Mar. 15
1D – Friedrich/Guida (UNG) def. Wadstein/Hass (GC) 8-2
2D – Schubert/Taylor Powell (GC) def. Santos/Gantt (UNG) 9-7
3D – Ainalides/Andersson (GC) def. Farinas/Mario Mesquita (UNG) 8-4
1S – Felipe Friedrich (UNG) def. #47 Johan Wadstein (GC) 6-4, 6-3
2S – Andi Ainalides (GC) def. Matheus Guida (UNG) 3-6, 6-3, 6-4
3S – Yannick Hass (GC) def. Giovani Santos (UNG) 6-2, 6-2
4S – Alex Schubert (GC) def. Anthony Veryard (UNG) 6-4, 6-2
5S – Mattia Campus (GC) def. Sam Gantt (UNG) 6-3, 6-1
6S – Wictor Andersson (GC) def. Matheus Pineda (UNG) 6-1, 6-1
Women's Tennis vs. #18 Georgia College (L, 2-7) – Friday, Mar. 15
1D – Barksdale/Krupp (GC) def. Escobar/Baartvedt (UNG) 8-5
2D – Johnson/Marevic (GC) def. Williams/Hazelman (UNG) 8-2
3D – Lingner/Murray (GC) def. Audrey Marlette/Nela Handac (UNG) 8-6
1S – Cameron Williams (UNG) def. Ivana Marevic (GC) 6-1, 6-3
2S – May Johnson (GC) def. Mathilda Baartvedt (UNG) 6-4, 6-3
3S – Kay Barksdale (GC) def. Natalia Escobar (UNG) 6-0, 6-4
4S – Katie Krupp (GC) def. Adalyn Hazelman (UNG) 6-3, 6-1
5S – Michelle Lingner (GC) def. Mallory Kolts (UNG) 6-3, 6-0
6S – Jordan Poole (UNG) def. Sarah Murray (GC) 6-0, 6-1