TIGERVILLE, S.C. – The University of North Georgia men's and women's tennis teams each collected a win Wednesday afternoon, the third in a row for both programs, as the Saints swept the Crusaders of North Greenville University in non-conference action.
The No. 30 men (7-6, 1-6 PBC) defeated North Greenville (1-9) by a score of 7-2, dropping No. 2 doubles and No. 4 singles. It was the fifth-straight victory for the Saints at No. 1 doubles as seniorFelipe Friedrich and sophomore Matheus Guida defeated Huga Ciarracchi and Juan Vargas 8-1.
North Georgia's women (5-9, 1-7 PBC) once again swept everything except for No. 1 doubles butNatalia Escobar and Mathilda Baartvedt battled Susane Lenz and Maggie Elliott to the bitter end of a 7-9 match.
Nela Handac and Audrey Marlette dominated in their 8-1 victory over Rebecca Beacham and Victoria Gomez at No. 3 doubles. The Saints then swept through their singles matches with Escobar and Handac not giving up a single point.
The two squads will have a week to rest before their final road match of the four-match swing. The Saints will next play Newberry College in Newberry, S.C. on Tuesday, Mar. 26 in a 2:00 p.m. dual match.
#30 Men's Tennis at North Greenville (W, 7-2) – Wednesday, Mar. 20
1D – Friedrich/Guida (UNG) def. Ciarrocchi/Vargas (NGU) 8-1
2D – Ferreira/Araujo Filho (NGU) def. Veryard/Gantt (UNG) 8-5
3D – Farinas/Andy McMaster (UNG) def. Klempin/Melson (NGU) 8-1
1S – Felipe Friedrich (UNG) def. Hugo Ciarracchi (NGU) 6-1, 6-1
2S – Matheus Guida (UNG) def. Guilherme Ferreira (NGU) 7-5, 6-0
3S – Anthony Veryard (UNG) def. Juan Vargas (NGU) 6-3, 6-1
4S – Sergio Araujo Filho (NGU) def. Sam Gantt (UNG) 6-2, 7-5
5S – Ernesto Farinas (UNG) def. James Klempin (NGU) 6-0, 6-1
6S – Matheus Pineda (UNG def. John Melson (NGU) 6-0, 6-0
Women's Tennis at North Greenville (W, 8-1) – Wednesday, Mar. 20
1D – Lenz/Elliott (NGU) def. Escobar/Baartvedt (UNG) 9-7
2D – Williams/Hazelman (UNG) def. Ribeiro/Abid (NGU) 8-4
3D – Handac/Audrey Marlette (UNG) def. Beacham/Victoria Gomez (NGU) 8-0
1S – Cameron Williams (UNG) def. Susane Lenz (NGU) 6-2, 6-1
2S – Mathilda Baartvedt (UNG) def. Maggie Elliott (NGU) 6-3, 6-2
3S – Natalia Escobar (UNG) def. Rebecca Beacham (NGU) 6-0, 6-0
4S – Adalyn Hazelman (UNG) def. Haley Hardwick (NGU) 6-0, 6-1
5S – Jordan Poole (UNG) def. Muriel Adib (NGU) 6-1, 5-7, (10-5)
6S – Nela Handac (UNG) def. Aline Ribeiro (NGU) 6-0, 6-0