Flames Tennis Suffers Losses To Visiting North Alabama

Saturday, March 18, 2017
Joanna Grzegrzolka earned one of Lee's team points. She defeated Claudia Arroyo 6-0, 6-2 at No. 2 singles.
Joanna Grzegrzolka earned one of Lee's team points. She defeated Claudia Arroyo 6-0, 6-2 at No. 2 singles.
- photo by Lee University
The Lee University tennis teams were swept by visiting University of North Alabama Saturday afternoon at the DeVos Tennis Center. The Flames fell 5-1 to the 45th-ranked Lions, while the Lady Flames lost 5-2.

Both teams will get back on the courts on Mar. 23 against The University of Alabama in Huntsville. The GSC matches are scheduled for 2 p.m. starts.

NORTH ALABAMA 5, FLAMES 1

The Flames (6-3, 1-2 GSC) claimed one of the three doubles matches, but were unable to record any singles win as their six-match win streak came to an end.
North Alabama improved to 7-2 overall and 4-0 in conference play.

Jake Okines and Boyd Blackburn were 8-5 winners at No. 2 doubles against Ray Donovan and Gustavo Girao. Rhys Milne and Igor Schattan took Max Druppel and Benjamin Poire into a tie-breaker before losing 9-8. Daniel Prata and Wes Lemke lost 8-5 to Miguel Garcia and Taylor Ausbon.

Teodor Deljanovksi lost in straight sets by matching 6-3 scores to Druppel. Milne and Schattan took their opponents to three sets before being retired. Milne lost his opening set against Garcia 6-2 and turned the score around to win 6-2 in the second set. Garcia held on for the win with a 6-4 margin in the final set. Schattan and Poire exchanged 6-4 scores to set up a third set where Poire pulled away for a 6-1 win.

The final three singles matches were left unfinished.

NORTH ALABAMA 5, LADY FLAMES 2

North Alabama (6-3, 5-0 GSC) carried a 3-0 lead following doubles competition. Donna Haycock and Claudia Arroyo were 8-2 winners over Francesca Tondi and Marta Garcia-Nieto. Ana Webber and Laura Beth Hardesty fell 8-1 at No. 3 doubles. Joanna Grzegrzolka and Krista Good were doubled-up by Olivera Ngouabeu and Nele Seitz.

Lee (5-2, 2-2 GSC) fought back to win the first two singles matches to pull within one point. Tondi defeated Ngouabeu 6-2 and 6-0, while Grzegrzolka was a 6-0, 6-2 winner over Arroyo.

Nina Linke posted a 6-3, 6-1 win over Garcia-Nieto and Claire DeGeorge knocked off Hardesty 6-4 and 6-2 to claim the team win. The final two matches were unfinished.
Boyd Blackburn teamed with Jake Okines at No. 2 doubles to record Lee's lone win over #45 North Alabama.
Boyd Blackburn teamed with Jake Okines at No. 2 doubles to record Lee's lone win over #45 North Alabama.
- Photo2 by Lee University


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