DAHLONEGA, GA – The regionally ranked North Georgia men's tennis team suffered a 5-4 defeat on Saturday afternoon to 12th-ranked Flagler College at the Yahoola Creek Tennis Complex in Peach Belt Conference action.
The Saints fall to 6-8 overall on the season and 0-7 in the Peach Belt Conference, while Flagler improves to 8-4 overall and 6-1 in league play.
North Georgia was impressive early, taking a pair of the doubles matches and leading 2-1 heading to singles play. After dropping No. 1 doubles, the Saints rallied with a 9-7 victory at No. 2 doubles, followed by an 8-6 win at No. 3 three doubles to take the lead.
Mateus Camasmie and Giovani Santos then took care of business in singles play to give North Georgia a commanding 4-1 lead, but the Saints were unable to pull off another victory and Flagler came storming back to grab the 5-4 victory.
The Saints return to action on Sunday afternoon, welcoming 2nd-ranked Armstrong Atlantic to town for another Peach Belt Conference match at the Yahoola Creek Tennis Complex. First serve is set for 12-noon.
|1. #7 David Cotrone (FCM) def. Felipe Friedrich (NGCSUM) 2-6, 6-3, 6-2|
|2. Mateus Camasmie (NGCSUM) def. Peter Coulis (FCM) 6-3, 6-3|
|3. Giovani Santos (NGCSUM) def. Gino Ramirez (FCM) 6-1, 6-3|
|4. #55 Harry Snoxell (FCM) def. Adrien Saulais (NGCSUM) 6-2, 6-3|
|5. Adam Hunt (FCM) def. Brandon Sloan (NGCSUM) 6-0, 6-4|
|6. Uriel Oquendo (FCM) def. Ernesto Farinas (NGCSUM) 6-2, 6-2|
|1. #10 David Cotrone/Gino Ramirez (FCM) def. Felipe Friedrich/Mateus Camasmie (NGCSUM) 8-4|
|2. Brandon Sloan/Adrien Saulais (NGCSUM) def. Harry Snoxell/Uriel Oquendo (FCM) 9-7|
|3. Giovani Santos/Ernesto Farinas (NGCSUM) def. Peter Coulis/Adam Hunt (FCM) 8-6|
|Flagler 8-4, 6-1 PBC; National ranking #12; Regional ranking #3|
|North Georgia 6-8, 0-7 PBC; Regional ranking #18|