BELMONT, N.C. – The University of North Georgia men's and women's tennis teams each continued their non-conference Spring Break road trip with wins over Belmont Abbey College. The No. 30 Saint men earned an 8-1 win over the Crusaders while North Georgia's women stepped up to claim an 8-1 victory.
The North Georgia men (6-6, 1-6 PBC) swept doubles action with Felipe Friedrich and Matheus Guida earning an 8-1 victory while Giovani Santos and Sam Gantt won 8-3 at No. 2 doubles. Ernesto Farinas and Andy McMaster combined to win 8-4 at No. 3 doubles.
The Saint men then claimed five of the six singles matches as Tim Tanko defeated McMaster 5-7, 7-5 (10-5) at No. 6 singles to avoid the sweep.
The Saint women (4-9, 1-7 PBC) swept everything except for No. 1 doubles where Belmont Abbey earned an 8-5 win. In singles action, North Georgia swept through the Crusaders in straight sets with Adalyn Hazelman and Jordan Poole both earning 6-0, 6-0 victories.
Both the men's and women's teams will next travel to Tigerville, S.C. for a match against North Greenville University on Wednesday, Mar. 20. Doubles action will get underway at 2:00 p.m. with singles action to follow.
#30 Men's Tennis at Belmont Abbey (W, 8-1) – Tuesday, Mar. 19
1D – Friedrich/Matheus Guida (UNG) def. McMann/Wigley (BAC) 8-1
2D – Santos/Gantt (UNG) def. Gabriel Trombini/Van Dusen (BAC) 8-3
3D – Farinas/McMaster (UNG) def. Moya/Tanko (BAC) 8-4
1S – Felipe Friedrich (UNG) def. Conner McMann (BAC) 6-2, 4-6, (12-10)
2S – Giovani Santos (UNG) def. Michael Van Dusen (BAC) 6-0, 6-1
3S – Anthony Veryard (UNG) def. Tom Wigley (BAC) 6-2, 6-1
4S – Sam Gantt (UNG) def. Rodrigo Alatore (BAC) 6-2, 6-1
5S – Ernesto Farinas (UNG) def. Idris Moya (BAC) 6-1, 6-2
6S – Tim Tanko (BAC) def. Andy McMaster (UNG) 5-7, 7-5, (10-5)
Women's Tennis at Belmont Abbey (W, 8-1) – Tuesday, Mar. 19
1D – Jenkins/Miller (BAC) def. Escobar/Baartvedt (UNG) 8-5
2D – Williams/Hazelman (UNG) def. Ingram/Franer (BAC) 8-0
3D – Marlette/Jordan Poole (UNG) def. French/Brigid Donohue (BAC) 8-0
1S – Cameron Williams (UNG) def. Kirstie Jenkins (BAC) 6-1, 6-4
2S – Mathilda Baartvedt (UNG) def. Katharine Miller (BAC) 7-5, 6-4
3S – Natalia Escobar (UNG) def. Brooke Ingram (BAC) 6-0, 6-1
4S – Adalyn Hazelman (UNG) def. Paige French (BAC) 6-0, 6-0
5S – Mallory Kolts (UNG) def. Bridget Franer (BAC) 6-1, 6-1
6S – Jordan Poole (UNG) def. Abby Poetker (BAC) 6-0, 6-0