February 8, 2012

Lady Saints Win Second Straight, Take Down Coker 5-4

Contact: Steve Cunha, sjcunh2033@northgeorgia.edu

HARKERSVILLE, SC - The North Georgia women's tennis team won their second straight contest to open the season on Wednesday afternoon, holding on to beat Coker 5-4 at the Coker Tennis Courts.

The Lady Saints (2-0) open the season with consecutive wins for the second straight year as they handed Coker (1-1) their first loss of the season.

North Georgia swept doubles action and won two of the six singles matches to escape with the 5-4 victory.

In doubles action, Natalia Escobar and Juliana Moscoco-Chiang held on to win for a thrilling 9-8 (14-12) victory over Alyssa Blanchard and Stephanie Medley at No. 1 doubles.

Audrey Marlette and Jordan Poole had an easier go in No. 2 doubles defeating Cora Berna and Kayla Meermans 8-2, while Maria V. Casseres Romero and Nela Handac cruised to their second straight doubles victory at No. 3 doubles racing past Faith Baxley and Brittany Yando 8-3.

Poole and Handac were the only Lady Saints to win their singles matches and they did so in style, as both won in straight sets while losing only three games in four sets.

At No. 4 singles, Poole defeated Baxley 6-0, 6-0, while Handac took down Yando 6-3, 6-0.

The Lady Saints return to action on Thursday, February 9, as they travel to North Carolina to take on Pfeiffer.