SALISBURY, N.C. – The University of North Georgia men's and women's tennis teams each stepped out of their Peach Belt Conference schedule Sunday with a dual match against Lees McRae College in Salisbury, N.C., a neutral location for both schools. The 30th-ranked Saint men earned a 9-0 victory over the Bobcats with the women earning a similar 9-0 victory.
For the North Georgia men (5-6, 1-6 PBC), Felipe Friedrich and No. 1 doubles partner Matheus Guida continued to dominate with an 8-1 victory while Giovani Santos and Sam Gantt combined for an 8-2 victory at No. 2 doubles. Ernesto Farinas and Andy McMaster also won 8-1 at No. 3 doubles.
The Saint men then swept the singles matches with everyone winning in straight sets.
The Saint women (3-9, 1-7 PBC) were led by Natalia Escobar and Mathilda Baartvedt winning 8-2 at No. 1 doubles while Cameron Williams and Adalyn Hazelman won 8-1 at No. 2 doubles. No. 3 doubles was not contested.
Like the men, the women won their five singles matches all in straight sets en route to the 9-0 win.
Both North Georgia squads will remain on the road with three more non-conference matches. The Saints will first travel to Belmont, N.C. where they will face Belmont Abbey College on Monday, Mar. 18 at 3:00 p.m.
#30 Men's Tennis vs. Lees McRae (W, 9-0) – Sunday, Mar. 17
1D – Friedrich/Guida (UNG) def. Araujo/Pinel (LMC) 8-1
2D – Santos/Gantt (UNG) def. Poplawski/Choi (LMC) 8-2
3D – Farinas/Andy McMaster (UNG) def. Chivers/Artrip (LMC) 8-1
1S – Felipe Friedrich (UNG) def. Joao Araujo (LMC) 6-2, 6-2
2S – Giovani Santos (UNG) def. Taduez Poplawski (LMC) 6-4, 6-2
3S – Anthony Veryard (UNG) Carlos Pinel (LMC) 6-1, 6-2
4S – Sam Gantt (UNG) def. Hang Lak Choi (LMC) 6-1, 6-2
5S – Matheus Pineda (UNG) def. Jesse Artrip (LMC) 6-0, 6-0
6S – Ernesto Farinas (UNG) def. Adam Chivers (LMC) 6-0, 6-0
Women's Tennis vs. Lees McRae (W, 9-0) – Sunday, Mar. 17
1D – Escobar/Baartvedt (UNG) def. Wohlers/Lutz (LMC) 8-2
2D – Williams/Hazelman (UNG) def. Bost/Harrell (LMC) 8-1
3D – Marlette/Jordan Poole (UNG) by Default
1S – Cameron Williams (UNG) def. Samantha Wohlers (LMC) 6-1, 6-0
2S – Mathilda Baartvedt (UNG) def. Hilary Lutz (LMC) 6-3, 6-1
3S – Adalyn Hazelman (UNG) def. Taylor Bost (LMC) 6-2, 6-2
4S – Nela Handac (UNG) def. Stevie Harrell (LMC) 6-0, 6-0
5S – Natasha Bertolucci (UNG) def. Emily Jones (LMC) 6-1, 6-1
6S – Audrey Marlette (UNG) by Default