March 3, 2012

Flagler Too Much for Lady Saints in 9-0 Loss on the Road

Contact: Steve Cunha, 

ST. AUGUSTINE, FL – The North Georgia women's tennis team was shutout 9-0 in Peach Belt Conference action on Saturday against Flagler at the Flagler Tennis Center. 

The loss was the second straight in conference play for the Lady Saints (5-4, 0-2 PBC), while Flagler (3-3, 3-0 PBC) won their third straight conference match after starting the season 0-3.

For just the second time this season North Georgia failed to register a victory, the first time coming back on February 15, to NAIA powerhouse Brenau. 

In their first conference road test of the season a young Lady Saints squad came up short, dropping all of their matches in straight sets.

In doubles action, Audrey Marlette and Jordan Poole fell 8-4, while the duos of Natalia Escobar/Juliana Moscoco-Chiang and Maria V Casseres Romero/Nela Handac each dropped their matches 8-3. 

In singles action it was much of the same as Flagler was too strong for the Lady Saints.

After starting the season 4-0 the Lady Saints have faltered as of late, dropping four of their last five matches. North Georgia looks to get back on the winning track on Sunday, March 4, when they travel to Savannah, to take on PBC foe and national powerhouse Armstrong Atlantic.

#15 Flagler 9, North Georgia 0
Mar 03, 2012 at St. Augustine, Fla. (Flagler Tennis Center)

Singles competition
1. Veronica Figueroa (FLG) def. Natalia Escobar (NGWOMEN) 6-2, 6-2
2. Jennifer Saviano (FLG) def. Juliana Chiang (NGWOMEN) 6-0, 6-3
3. Barbora Sebkova (FLG) def. Audrey Marlette (NGWOMEN) 6-3, 6-0
4. Rachel Gould (FLG) def. Jordan Poole (NGWOMEN) 6-1, 6-2
5. Esther Santiago (FLG) def. Nela Handac (NGWOMEN) 6-2, 6-2
6. Krista Ingrilli (FLG) def. Maria Romero (NGWOMEN) 4-6, 6-2, 10-7
Doubles competition
1. Rachel Gould/Barbora Sebkova (FLG) def. Natalia Escobar/Juliana Chiang (NGWOMEN) 8-3
2. Veronica Figueroa/Jennifer Saviano (FLG) def. Audrey Marlette/Jordan Poole (NGWOMEN) 8-3
3. Krista Ingrilli/Esther Santiago (FLG) def. Nela Handac/Maria Romero (NGWOMEN) 8-3
Match Notes
North Georgia 5-4, 0-2 PBC
Flagler 3-3, 3-0 PBC; National ranking #15; Regional ranking #4