April 11, 2012

Lady Saints Soar Past Eagles 6-3 on Senior Day

Contact Joey Daniels, jddani9448@northgeorgia.edu

DAHLONEGA, GA – The North Georgia women's tennis team picked up a non-conference win over Carson-Newman on Wednesday afternoon, 6-3 on Senior Day.

No. 1 doubles got the Saints off on the right track, as Natalia Escobar and senior Juliana Moscoso-Chiang got an 8-0 shutout-match victory over the Eagles No. 1 doubles of Jennifer Ott and Erin Green.

Also adding a doubles victory were the No. 3's for North Georgia, as Nela Handac and Maria V Casseres Romero won handily 8-2 to give the Saints a 2-1 lead heading into singles matches.

Escobar and Moscoso-Chiang kept their winning going as they both won their singles matches, to give North Georgia a 4-1 lead.

Escobar defeated Ott 6-2 and 6-0 in No. 1 singles, while Moscoso-Chiang defeated Green 6-3 and 6-0.

Also picking up wins for the Saints was Jordan Poole at No. 4 and Nela Handac at No. 5 singles.

Poole defeated Stand 6-1 and 6-3 and Handac defeated Wilson 6-1 and 6-0.

Audrey Marlette came up just short at No. 3 singles, dropping a third-set heartbreaker to Brown, 10-6 in the tiebreaker. Marlette dropped the first set then bounced back to take the second set and force a third-set tiebreaker.

The win helped the Saints snap a five-game losing streak, and will now look forward to their final three games of the 2012 season.

North Georgia will travel to UNC Pembroke on Saturday. First serve is set for 1:00 PM.

North Georgia 6, Carson-Newman 3
Apr 11, 2012 at Dahlonega, GA (North Georgia Tennis Complex)

Singles competition
1. Natalia Escobar (NGWOMEN) def. Jennifer Ott (C-NW) 6-0, 6-2
2. Juliana Chiang (NGWOMEN) def. Erin Green (C-NW) 6-3, 6-0
3. Katie Brown (C-NW) def. Audrey Marlette (NGWOMEN) 0-6, 6-0, 10-6
4. Jordan Poole (NGWOMEN) def. Stefy Stand (C-NW) 6-1, 6-3
5. Nela Handac (NGWOMEN) def. Megan Wilson (C-NW) 6-1, 6-0
6. Tiffany Delias (C-NW) def. Maria Romero (NGWOMEN), by default
Doubles competition
1. Natalia Escobar/Juliana Chiang (NGWOMEN) def. Jennifer Ott/Erin Green (C-NW) 8-0
2. Katie Brown/Devon Jennings (C-NW) def. Audrey Marlette/Jordan Poole (NGWOMEN) 9-8 (7-3)
3. Nela Handac/Maria Romero (NGWOMEN) def. Megan Wilson/Stefy Stand (C-NW) 8-
Match Notes
Carson-Newman 6-10
North Georgia 7-14
T-4:32 A-78