Dalton State Tennis Competes At Grizzly Open

Saturday, October 19, 2013 - by James Beavers

The Dalton State tennis teams are competing through Sunday in the inaugural Grizzly Open at the Georgia Gwinnett College tennis facility in Lawrenceville, Ga.

All three Roadrunner men’s doubles teams lost in Friday night competition. In Flight A, Stephen Moore and Oliver Mitchell of Georgia Southwestern knocked off David Draghiceanu and Hadyn Fava of DS, 8-3.  Mark Heinberger and Asteway Adams of Palm Beach Atlantic bested Dalton’s Nikolay Nikiforov and Adam Hornby, 8-6. Nikiforov played with an injury.  Reinhardt University’s Gonzalo D’Avilo and Rene Ramos defeated Dalton’s Lucas de Souza and Juan Pablo Arguello, 8-5.

In men’s singles, Flight A, de Souza will play Channon Phunsavat, who is listed as unattached, at noon on Saturday.  Nikiforov downed Seth Taylor of Berry College, 2-1.  Nikiforov will next play Saturday at 1:30 p.m.

In singles, Flight B, Dragiceeanu and Pena (unattached) meet at 9:00 a.m. Saturday.  Hornby will play the winner of a match between Diego Manzanas of Presbyterian College and Gian Taraceno of Palm Beach Atlantic.

In Friday night’s women’s A Flight doubles, Dalton State’s Laura-Sophie Winter and Diana Narino downed Georgia Southwestern’s Carly Cangelosi and Victoria Ondo, 8-5. Winter and Narino will next face Brenau’s Zalina Nazarova and Perdoma at 8:00 a.m. Wednesday.

The Lady Roadrunner’s Chelsea Powell and Maria Alejandra Bejarano lost to Brankica Orlovic and Natalie Lorenco of Alabama State University Friday night.

Women’s singles are to begin Saturday.  In a flight, Winter will play Carly Cangelosi of GASW at 3:00 p.m.  Narino plays Hilary Flournoy of GASW at 4:30 p.m. In B Flight, Powell will play at 6:00 p.m. Saturday against the winner of a match between Jamie Thomas of GASW and Michele Samson, unattached.

Dalton State is one of 15 colleges and universities from across the Southeast participating in the tourney. 



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