March 10, 2012

Flying Fleet Rally in Singles Play to Take Down Lady Saints 7-2

Contact: Steve Cunha, 

DAHLONEGA, GA – The woes continued for the North Georgia women's tennis team on Saturday afternoon as they dropped their fifth straight match falling 7-2 to Erskine at the North Georgia Tennis Complex.

After starting the season the 5-1, the Lady Saints (5-6) have struggled, earning more than three points in a match just once, while Erskine (11-2) won their ninth straight match and improved to 3-1 on the road. 

North Georgia came out of the gates with a bang taking two of the three doubles matches. It was the first time in the last three matches that the Lady Saints registered more than one point in doubles play.

The duo of Natalia Escobar and Juliana Moscoco-Chiang won a marathon match at No. 1 doubles 9-8, while Nela Handac and Maria V Casseres Romero won 8-6 at No 3. doubles. 

Erskine rallied in singles action taking all six matches in straight sets. Audrey Marlette put up the biggest fight at No. 3, falling 6-3, 6-4, while Moscoco-Chiang fell 6-3, 6-2 at No. 2 singles.

The Lady Saints look to jump back into the win column next Sunday, March 18, when they host Peach Belt Conference foe Augusta State. First serve is scheduled for 1:00 pm.

Erskine College 7, North Georgia 2
Mar 10, 2012 at Dahlonega, GA (North Georgia Tennis Comples)

Singles competition
1. Corin Hallman (ECWT2012) def. Natalia Escobar (NGWOMEN) 6-4, 6-1
2. Tessa Rheault (ECWT2012) def. Juliana Chiang (NGWOMEN) 6-3, 6-2
3. Abby O'Reilly (ECWT2012) def. Audrey Marlette (NGWOMEN) 6-3, 6-4
4. Mika Goyette (ECWT2012) def. Jordan Poole (NGWOMEN) 6-1, 6-1
5. Victoria Stephens (ECWT2012) def. Nela Handac (NGWOMEN) 6-2, 6-1
6. April Horne (ECWT2012) def. Maria Romero (NGWOMEN) 6-2, 6-0
Doubles competition
1. Natalia Escobar/Juliana Chiang (NGWOMEN) def. Tessa Rheault/Mika Goyette (ECWT2012) 9-8 (7-1)
2. Corin Hallman/Victoria Stephens (ECWT2012) def. Audrey Marlette/Jordan Poole (NGWOMEN) 8-5
3. Nela Handac/Maria Romero (NGWOMEN) def. Abby O'Reilly/Nikki Miller (ECWT2012) 8-6
Match Notes
Erskine College 11-2
North Georgia 5-6