April 11, 2012

Saints Power Past Carson-Newman 8-1 on Senior Day

Contact: David Beall,

DAHLONEGA, GA – The North Georgia men's tennis team got back on track Wednesday afternoon on Senior Day, taking down Carson-Newman College 8-1 in non-conference action at the North Georgia Tennis Complex. 

The Saints (14-5) end the non-conference portion of their schedule 11-1 against non-PBC opponents, while Carson-Newman (8-9) drops their third straight road contest.

North Georgia picked up wins in two of the three doubles matches, led by an impressive 8-1 victory at No. 1 doubles by Felipe Friedrich and Mateus Camasmie. Brandon Sloan and Giovani Santos earned an equally impressive victory at No. 2 doubles, taking down Derek Holdway and Austin Mackay 8-2. 

The Saints were perfect in singles action, picking up wins in all six matches for the 8-1 victory. David Konigsberg saw his first action of the year on senior day, taking down Dalton Moore 7-5, 6-4 at No. 5 singles. Rodrigo Magan was tested at No. 3 singles, but came out on top 7-6 (7-4), 6-4 over Holdway.

Camasmie, Mathew Guida and Santos all cruised to straight set wins, while Sloan won by default at No. 6 singles. 

Before the match Brandon Sloan and David Konigsberg were honored as the two seniors playing in their final collegiate seasons for the Saints. The senior duo led North Georgia to their first-ever national ranking in 2012.

The Saints return to action on Sunday, April 15, traveling to Francis Marion to take on the Patriots in Peach Belt Conference action. First serve is slated for 11:00 a.m. in Florence, South Carolina.

#25 North Georgia 8, Carson-Newman 1
Apr 11, 2012 at Dahlonega, GA (North Georgia Tennis Complex)
Singles competition
1. Mateus Camasmie (NGMEN) def. Dusty Davis (C-NM) 6-2, 6-3
2. Mathew Guida (NGMEN) def. Warren McClure (C-NM) 6-1, 6-1
3. Rodrigo Magan (NGMEN) def. Derek Holdway (C-NM) 7-6 (7-4), 6-4
4. Giovani Santos (NGMEN) def. Austin Mackay (C-NM) 6-2, 6-1
5. David Konigsberg (NGMEN) def. Dalton Moore (C-NM) 7-5, 6-4
6. Brandon Sloan (NGMEN) def. No player (C-NM), by forfeit

Doubles competition
1. Felipe Friedrich/Mateus Camasmie (NGMEN) def. Dusty Davis/Warren McClure (C-NM) 8-1
2. Brandon Sloan/Giovani Santos (NGMEN) def. Derek Holdway/Austin Mackay (C-NM) 8-2
3. Garret Duron/Dalton Moore (C-NM) def. Sam Gantt/David Konigsberg (NGMEN) 9-8 (7-4)

Match Notes
Carson-Newman 8-9
North Georgia 19-5; National ranking #25
Order of finish: Doubles (1,2,3); Singles (4,2,1,3,5)
T-4:42 A-89