February 18, 2012

Lady Saints Get Back on Track, Run Past Stillman in Home Opener

Contact: Steve Cunha, sjcunh2033@northgeorgia.edu

DAHLONEGA, GA - There's no place like home for the North Georgia women's tennis team as they bounced back from their first loss of the season with a 7-2 victory over Stillman on Saturday morning in their home opener at the North Georgia Tennis Complex.

The Lady Saints (5-1) win their home opener for the third straight year, while Stillman (1-2) dropped their second straight contest.

North Georgia got off to take a large lead, winning all three of the doubles matches. Natalia Escobar and Juliana Moscoco Chiang won their match at No.1 doubles 8-0, while the duos of Audrey Marlette/Jordan Poole and Nela Handac/Maria V Casseres Romero won their matches 8-4 each.

In singles action, the Lady Saints won four of the six matches. All four of the victories came in straight set fashion.

The Lady Saints return to action on Tuesday, February 21, when they head to North Carolina to take on Mount Olive. First serve is scheduled for 2:00 pm.

North Georgia 7, Stillman College 2
Feb 18, 2012 at Dahlonega, GA (North Georgia Tennis Complex)

Singles competition
1. Natalia Escobar (NGWOMEN) def. Valentina Kelman (STILL) 6-1, 6-0
2. Elizabeth Perez (STILL) def. Juliana Chiang (NGWOMEN) 6-3, 6-4
3. Audrey Marlette (NGWOMEN) def. Eartha Blount (STILL) 6-0, 6-0
4. Rosana Medeiros (STILL) def. Jordan Poole (NGWOMEN) 6-4, 6-0
5. Nela Handac (NGWOMEN) def. Whitney Horner (STILL) 6-2, 7-6 (7-4)
6. Maria Romero (NGWOMEN) def. Jade Thornton (STILL) 6-0, 6-1
Doubles competition
1. Natalia Escobar/Juliana Chiang (NGWOMEN) def. Eartha Blount/Jade Thornton (STILL) 8-0
2. Audrey Marlette/Jordan Poole (NGWOMEN) def. Elizabeth Perez/Rosana Medeiros (STILL) 8-4
3. Nela Handac/Maria Romero (NGWOMEN) def. Whitney Horner/Valentina Kelman (STILL) 8-4
Match Notes
Stillman College 1-2
North Georgia 5-1