April 9, 2011

Hurricanes Snag Late Matches to Sneak Past Saints 5-4

DAHLONEGA, GA – The North Georgia men's tennis team dropped a pair of close matches on Saturday afternoon on their way to a 5-4 defeat at the hands of Georgia Southwestern in Peach Belt Conference action.

The Saints fall to 8-10 overall on the year and 0-9 in the Peach Belt Conference, while the Hurricanes improve to 6-13 overall and 1-7 in league play. North Georgia continues to be on the brink of some close victories, as they drop their fourth 5-4 decision of the year, with three of those coming in PBC action.

North Georgia managed to pull out a point at No. 1 doubles as Felipe Friedrich and Mateus Camasmie toppled Pinones-Haltenhof and Matt Vansant 8-4, while the Hurricanes edged the Saints 9-7 and 8-6 at No. 2 and No. 3 doubles respectively.

Friedrich and Camasmie continued their good work in singles play, picking up wins in straight sets at the top two spots, while Adrien Saulais captured a 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 (7-3) victory at No. 4 singles. The victory by Saulais would be the Saints' final point of the day however, falling 5-4 on the road.

The Saints return to action on Tuesday afternoon, traveling to Erskine College to battle the Flying Fleet in non-conference action. First serve is set for 2:00 p.m. in Due West, South Carolina.

Georgia Southwestern 5, North Georgia 4
Apr 10, 2011 at Americus, GA (Susan K. Smith Tennis Complex)

Singles competition
1. Felipe Friedrich (NGCSUM) def. V. Pinones-Haltenhof (GSW) 6-0, 6-1
2. Mateus Camasmie (NGCSUM) def. Matt Vansant (GSW) 6-3, 6-0
3. Ryan Bartz (GSW) def. Giovani Santos (NGCSUM) 6-1, 6-4
4. Adrien Saulais (NGCSUM) def. Stephen Moore (GSW) 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 (7-3)
5. Chris Eastwood (GSW) def. Brandon Sloan (NGCSUM) 6-3, 6-2
6. Tommy Cangelosi (GSW) def. Ernesto Farinas (NGCSUM) 6-3, 7-6 (7-4)
Doubles competition
1. Felipe Friedrich/Mateus Camasmie (NGCSUM) def. V. Pinones-Haltenhof/Matt Vansant (GSW) 8-4
2. Ryan Bartz/Stephen Moore (GSW) def. Brandon Sloan/Adrien Saulais (NGCSUM) 9-7
3. Chris Eastwood/Tommy Cangelosi (GSW) def. Giovani Santos/Ernesto Farinas (NGCSUM) 8-6