DAHLONEGA, Ga. - The University of North Georgia tennis teams split their matches with the University of South Carolina Aiken as the Saint women claimed their final Peach Belt Conference match of the season 5-2 over the Pacers. The 30th-ranked Pacer men defeated the 32nd-ranked Saint men by a similar 5-2 score at the USC Aiken Tennis Complex.
The nationally-ranked Saint men fall to 9-8 for the season and are now in a tie for eighth-place with Flagler College in the conference standings with a 2-8 PBC record, but the Saints from St. Augustine, Fla. hold the tie breaker in the head-to-head.
In Tuesday's match, the Pacers leaped out to a 3-0 lead as they swept the doubles action. USC Aiken was able to cap off the win fairly quickly with wins at No. 3 and No. 4 singles in straight sets while Felipe Friedrich and Matheus Guida each won their singles matches in three sets.
The Saint women (9-11, 4-9 PBC) mirrored the USC Aiken men as they swept through doubles action with Cameron Williams and Adalyn Hazelman jumping up to play No. 1 doubles for the first time this season.
Mathilda Baartvedt and Natalia Escobar then put the finishing touches on the match as they were victorious at No. 2 and No. 3 singles. Baartvedt's win in three sets clinched the win for the Saint women Tuesday.
Both squads will close out their regular-seasons tomorrow, Wednesday, Apr. 9 on the road at Newberry College. The match is scheduled to get underway at 2:00 p.m. with doubles action.
#32 Men's Tennis vs. #30 USC Aiken (L, 2-5) – Tuesday, Apr. 9
1D – Stiebinger/Wichelhaus (USCA) def. #21 Friedrich/Guida (UNG) 8-3
2D – Orlandini/Quirk (USCA) def. Gantt/Santos (UNG) 8-5
3D – Zerath/Reberac (USCA) def. Mesquita/Pineda (UNG) 8-3
1S – #31 Felipe Friedrich (UNG) def. Kevin Zerath (USCA) 4-6, 6-4, 6-3
2S – Matheus Guida (UNG) def. Patrick Stiebinger (USCA) 6-4, 3-6, 6-1
3S – Ettore Damiani (USCA) def. Giovani Santos (UNG) 6-0, 6-0
4S – Lucas Gobbi (USCA) def. Sam Gantt (UNG) 6-1, 6-3
5S – Bruno Orlandini (USCA) vs. Mario Mesquita (UNG) DNF
6S – Max Wichelhaus (USCA) vs. Matheus Pineda (UNG) DNF
Women's Tennis vs. USC Aiken (W, 5-2) – Tuesday, Apr. 9
1S – Margot Simon (USCA) def. Cameron Williams (UNG) 6-3, 6-4
2S – Mathilda Baartvedt (UNG) def. Giovanna Ramos (USCA) 3-6, 6-2, 7-5
3S – Natalia Escobar (UNG) def. Franziska Regel (USCA) 6-2, 6-0
4S – Shauna Williams (USCA) def. Adalyn Hazelman (UNG) 6-1, 6-1
5S – Jordan Poole (UNG) vs. Julia Arruda (USCA) DNF
6S – Mallory Kolts (UNG) vs. Caitlyn Lawrence (USCA) DNF