March 29, 2011

Men's Tennis Falls to No. 11 Bearcats in PBC Action

DAHLONEGA, GA – The North Georgia men's tennis team battled 11th-ranked and undefeated Lander University on Tuesday afternoon, falling 8-1 at the hands of the Bearcats in Peach Belt Conference action.

The Saints, ranked 18th-ranked in the latest ITA Southeast Regional Rankings, dropped their third straight match, falling to 6-7 overall and 0-6 in Peach Belt Conference action. The Bearcats continue to remain perfect on the year, moving to 15-0 overall and 6-0 in league play.

North Georgia captured their only point of the match in doubles play as the Felipe Friedrich and Mateus Camasmie combined to take down Paul-Henri Arrigoni and Carlos Marques 8-4 at No. 1 doubles.

The Saints appeared to have a second point locked up at No. 2 doubles, but Lander's Christopher Mattsson and Oscar Perman came storming back to edge Brandon Sloan and Adrien Saulais 9-7. 

A pair of three-set singles matches put pressure on the Bearcats late, as Camasmie fell 4-6, 7-6 (7-4), 10-3 to Henrick Willers at No. 2 singles, while Ernesto Farinas fell 5-7, 6-2, 10-6 to Mattsson at No. 6 singles.

North Georgia returns to action on Thursday afternoon, traveling to Tusculum College to battle the Pioneers in non-conference action. First sere is set for 4:00 p.m.

#11 Lander University 8, North Georgia 1
Mar 29, 2011 at Dahlonega, GA (Yahoola Creek Tennis Complex)

Singles competition
1. Paul-Henri Arrigoni (LU) def. Felipe Friedrich (NGCSUM) 6-1, 6-1
2. Henrik Willers (LU) def. Mateus Camasmie (NGCSUM) 4-6, 7-6 (7-4), 10-3
3. Oscar Perman (LU) def. Giovani Santos (NGCSUM) 6-0, 6-2
4. Carlos Marques (LU) def. Adrien Saulais (NGCSUM) 6-2, 6-1
5. Oscar Axelsson (LU) def. Brandon Sloan (NGCSUM) 6-3, 6-2
6. Christopher Mattsson (LU) def. Ernesto Farinas (NGCSUM) 5-7, 6-2, 10-6
Doubles competition
1. Felipe Friedrich/Mateus Camasmie (NGCSUM) def. Paul-Henri Arrigoni/Carlos Marques (LU) 8-4
2. Christopher Mattsson/Oscar Perman (LU) def. Brandon Sloan/Adrien Saulais (NGCSUM) 9-7
3. Henrik Willers/Oscar Axelsson (LU) def. Giovani Santos/Ernesto Farinas (NGCSUM) 8-
Match Notes
Lander University 15-0, 6-0; National ranking #11; Regional ranking #2
North Georgia 6-7, 0-6 PBC; Regional ranking #18