February 27, 2013

Saints Tennis Sweep Mars Hill on the Road, Women Win 8-1

MARS HILL, N.C. – The University of North Georgia men's and women's tennis teams both defeated the Mountain Lions of Mars Hill College Wednesday afternoon. The 23rd-ranked men (3-2) won 9-0 while the women (1-5) claimed an 8-1 victory over the Southeast Region opponent.

On the men's side, Mars Hill had three defaults at No. 3 doubles and at No. 5 and 6 singles. With the 3-0 boost, Felipe Friedrich, Matheus Guida, Giovani Santos and Anthony Veryard were able to cruise to victory. Guida, the Peach Belt Conference Men's Tennis Player of the Week, and doubles partner Friedrich won 9-7 and then had little trouble in their singles matches while Veryard swept Mike Melvill in straight sets 6-0, 6-0.

For the women, Mars Hill was able to claim a victory at No. 1 doubles, but the Saints swept the rest of the matches from the Mountain Lions. Cameron Williams and Adalyn Hazelman combined to win 8-2, the same score for Audrey Marlette and Nela Handac in their doubles match at No. 3.

Both North Georgia teams will next travel to Savannah, Ga. to take on PBC foe Armstrong Atlantic State University on Saturday, Mar. 2. The Pirates are ranked No. 1 in the nation in both men's and women's tennis. From there, the Saints will travel to St. Augustine, Fla. to take on Flagler College on Sunday, Mar. 3.


#30 Men's Tennis vs. Mars Hill College (W, 9-0) – Wednesday, Feb. 27
1D – Friedrich/Guida (UNG) def. Simm/Guerrero (MHC) 9-7
2D – Santos/Gantt (UNG) def. High/Melvill (MHC) 8-2
3D – Mesquita/Ernesto Farinas (UNG) Default

1S – Felipe Friedrich (UNG) def. Lucas Simm (MHC) 6-1, 6-2
2S – Matheus Guida (UNG) def. Euquerio Guerrero (MHC) 6-2, 6-4
3S – Giovani Santos (UNG) def. Zach High (MHC) 6-2, 6-0
4S – Anthony Veryard (UNG) def. Michael Melvill (MHC) 6-0, 6-0
5S – Mario Mesquita (UNG) Default
6S – Sam Gantt (UNG) Default


Women's Tennis vs. Mars Hill College (W, 8-1) – Wednesday, Feb. 27
1D – Dualiby/Pinate (MHC) def. Escobar/Baartvedt (UNG) 8-2
2D – Williams/Hazelman (UNG) def. Rickenbaker/Friedly (MHC) 8-2
3D – Audrey Marlette/Nela Handac (UNG) def. Jones/Hillbig (MHC) 8-2

1S – Cameron Williams (UNG) def. Tatiana Dualiby (MHC) 6-4, 6-1
2S – Mathilda Baartvedt  (UNG) def. Anna Rickenbaker (MHC) 6-3, 6-4
3S – Natalia Escobar (UNG ) def. Marian Pinate (MHC) 4-6, 6-3, (11-9)
4S – Adalyn Hazelman (UNG) def. Alison Friedly (MHC) 6-2, 6-0
5S – Jordan Poole (UNG) def. Natalie Hillbig (MHC) 6-4, 6-1
6S – Mallory Kolts (UNG) def. A. Jones (MHC) 6-1, 7-6 (4)