February 25, 2012

Lady Saints Fall to Georgia Southwestern to Open Peach Belt Play

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DAHLONEGA, GA – The North Georgia women's tennis team dropped their Peach Belt conference opener on Saturday, falling 5-4 to Georgia Southwestern at The North Georgia Tennis Complex.

The Lady Saints (5-3, 0-1 PBC) dropped their second straight contest, while the Hurricanes (2-2, 1-0 PBC) won their second road match of the season. 

North Georgia raced out to an early lead taking two of the three doubles matches, but faltered in singles play taking only two of the six matches.

In doubles action, the duos of Natalia Escobar/Juliana Moscoco-Chiang and Audrey Marlette/Jordan Poole won their matches 8-4 and 8-5 respectively. 

In singles action, Escobar won in straight sets, while Moscoco-Chiang won a three-set thriller.

The Lady Saints return to action on Wednesday, February 29, when they host Peach Belt Conference foe Columbus State. First serve is set for 2:00 pm.

Georgia Southwestern 5, North Georgia 4
Feb 25, 2012 at Dahlonega, GA (North Georgia Tennis Complex)

Singles competition
1. Natalia Escobar (NGWOMEN) def. Carly Cangelosi (GSW) 6-3, 6-4
2. Juliana Chiang (NGWOMEN) def. Kalie Douberly (GSW) 7-6 (8-6), 6-3
3. Mollie McGowan (GSW) def. Audrey Marlette (NGWOMEN) 7-5, 7-5
4. Victoria Ondo (GSW) def. Jordan Poole (NGWOMEN) 6-3, 6-0
5. Ginny Jones (GSW) def. Nela Handac (NGWOMEN) 7-5, 7-5
6. Melinda Vansant (GSW) def. Maria Romero (NGWOMEN) 6-0, 6-0
Doubles competition
1. Natalia Escobar/Juliana Chiang (NGWOMEN) def. Carly Cangelosi/Victoria Ondo (GSW) 8-4
2. Audrey Marlette/Jordan Poole (NGWOMEN) def. Mollie McGowan/Ginny Jones (GSW) 8-5
3. Kalie Douberly/Melinda Vansant (GSW) def. Nela Handac/Maria Romero (NGWOMEN) 8-4
Match Notes
Georgia Southwestern 2-2
North Georgia 5-3