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DAHLONEGA, GA – The North Georgia women's tennis team dropped their second straight Peach Belt Conference match on Saturday afternoon falling 6-3 to Lander University at the North Georgia Tennis Complex.
The Lady Saints (6-11, 1-5 PBC) have now lost 10 of their last 11, while the Bearcats (9-8, 4-5 PBC) snapped a four-game losing streak with the win.
The Bearcats got off to a quick start taking two of the three doubles contest. Juliana Moscoco-Chiang and Natalia Escobar won a marathon match at No. 1 doubles, while Nela Handac and Maria V Casseres Romero dropped a 9-7 heartbreaker at No. 3 doubles.
Moscoco-Chiang and Escobar rallied to win their match 9-8 (7-5) to put North Georgia in striking position heading into singles action.
In singles action, Moscoco-Chiang won her match when her opponent retired half way through the first set, while Handac won at No. 5 singles 6-0, 7-6 (10-5).
The Lady Saints return to the courts on Sunday, April 1, when they host USC Aiken in Peach Belt Conference action. First serve is set for 1:00 pm.
Lander University 6, North Georgia 3
Mar 31, 2012 at Dahlonega, Georgia (North Georgia Tennis Complex)
|1. Aurelia Ruffat (LUW) def. Natalia Escobar (NGWOMEN) 6-7 (7-10), 6-2, 6-1|
|2. Juliana Chiang (NGWOMEN) def. Brandi Cordell (LUW) 3-4, retired|
|3. Eliza Adusumilli (LUW) def. Audrey Marlette (NGWOMEN) 6-3, 6-4|
|4. Cayce Bradley (LUW) def. Jordan Poole (NGWOMEN) 6-1, 6-1|
|5. Nela Handac (NGWOMEN) def. Lori Flick (LUW) 6-0, 7-6 (10-5)|
|6. Raissa Adusumilli (LUW) def. Maria Romero (NGWOMEN) 7-5, 6-0|
|1. Natalia Escobar/Juliana Chiang (NGWOMEN) def. Brandi Cordell/Cayce Bradley (LUW) 9-8 (7-5)|
|2. Eliza Adusumilli/Raissa Adusumilli (LUW) def. Audrey Marlette/Jordan Poole (NGWOMEN) 8-2|
|3. Aurelia Ruffat/Nicola James (LUW) def. Nela Handac/Maria Romero (NGWOMEN) 9-7|
|Lander University 9-8, 4-5 PBC|
|North Georgia 6-11, 1-5 PBC|