February 21, 2010

Men’s Tennis Falls to #14 Francis Marion, 9-0

FLORENCE, SC – The North Georgia College and State University’s men’s tennis team dropped 9-0 to 14th-ranked Francis Marion Sunday afternoon their first conference match of the season. 

The Saints fall to 0-4 on the season and 0-1 in the Peach Belt Conference, while the Patriots improve to 4-1 overall and 1-1 in the league.

North Georgia men will return to action Tuesday hosting Erksine College at 2 p.m.


Singles competition
1. #17 Dilshod Sharifi (FMUM) def. Luciano Paes Neto (NGCSUM) 6-1, 6-1
2. #9 Oshada Wijemanne (FMUM) def. Daniel Aquilon (NGCSUM) 6-4, 6-1
3. Karl Rogers (FMUM) def. Grant Partrick (NGCSUM) 7-5, 6-4
4. Dirk Bair (FMUM) def. Brandon Sloan (NGCSUM) 6-1, 7-6 (7-1)
5. Alex Caspari (FMUM) def. Adrien Saulais (NGCSUM) 6-2, 6-2
6. Jack Bishop (FMUM) def. Andy McMaster (NGCSUM) 6-0, 6-0


Doubles competition
1. #2 Oshada Wijemanne/Dilshod Sharifi (FMUM) def. Grant Partrick/Adrien Saulais (NGCSUM) 8-2
2. Karl Rogers/Dirk Bair (FMUM) def. Luciano Paes Neto/Daniel Aquilon (NGCSUM) 9-8 (7-1)
3. Tanguy Montoisy/Alex Caspari (FMUM) def. Brandon Sloan/Andy McMaster (NGCSUM) 8-2


Match Notes
North Georgia 0-4, 0-1 PBC
Francis Marion University 3-1, 1-1 PBC; National ranking #14; Regional ranking #4