The Lee University tennis teams played their final matches of the 2013 regular season Saturday afternoon at the DeVos Tennis Center with the Flames coming away 7-2 winners over Milligan College, while the Lady Flames were on the downside of the same score to the visiting Lady Buffs.
Both squads will head to Montgomery, Ala.
, this upcoming weekend for the Southern States Athletic Conference Championships.
The Flames (4-4) won 2-of-3 in doubles play with Milligan (6-11) earning victories at No. 2 doubles and No. 2 singles.
Richard Gamble and Fabio Medina took down Andy Pullen and Colin Bumann, 8-2. Patrick Kim and Andre Ishida were 8-1 winners against Caleb Friddell and Mickey Brown.
Vincent Audy and Kevin Tan were edged, 8-5, by Sebastian Jonsson and Jackson Lenoir.
Gamble overcame a 6-1 loss in the first set of his No. 1 singles match against Pullen to record a three-set win, while Medina and Kim were easy straight-set winners over Jonsson and Lenoir, respectively.
Tan dropped his first set 6-4 and won the second set 6-1 against Friddell. The third set super-tiebreaker went in Tan’s favor, 11-9.
Ishida and Brown played a pro set with Ishida claiming an 8-6 margin.
Audy lost a tightly contest first set with a 7-5 mark in the tie-breaker. Bumann sealed the match with a 6-2 tally in the second set.
Milligan’s women (16-2) won both the No. 2 and No. 3 doubles matches by the same 8-2 score. Lee’s No. 1 duo of Tonya Walters and Tarah Garner outlasted Grace Sarver and Sarah Rainwater, 8-5, to get the Lady Flames (4-6) on the board.
Walters would post her second win of the day at No. 1 singles. The sophomore defeated Sarver 6-1 and 6-3.
Garner defeated Rachel Hodas 6-2 in the opening set, but Hodas held her off with matching 6-3 scores in the second and third sets.
Rice and Yowarksi fell to Rainwater and Kayla Kelly, respectively, by the same 6-1, 6-3 margins.
Christy North was beaten 6-3 and 6-3 by Ahmee Kelly. Katie North and Halie Winfrey played a pro set with Winfrey coming out ahead, 8-3.
Flames 7, Milligan College 2
Richard Gamble (LEE) def. Andy Pullen 1-6, 6-1, 6-4
Colin Bumann (MC) def. Vincent Audy 7-6 (7-5), 6-2
Fabio Medina (LEE) def. Sebastian Jonsson 6-2, 6-0
Patrick Kim (LEE) def. Jackson Lenoir 6-2, 6-3
Kevin Tan (LEE) def. Caleb Friddell 4-6, 6-1, 11-9 TB
Andre Ishida (LEE) def. Mickey Brown 8-6
Gamble/Medina (LEE) def. Pullen/Bumann 8-2
Jonsson/Lenoir (MC) def. Audy/Tan 8-5
Kim/Ishida (LEE) df. Friddell/Brown 8-1
Milligan College 7, Lady Flames 2
Tonya Walters (LEE) def. Grace Sarver 6-1, 6-3
Rachel Hodas (MC) def. Tarah Garner 2-6, 6-3, 6-3
Sarah Rainwater (MC) def. Jodie Rice 6-1, 6-3
Kayla Kelly (MC) def. Maclain Yowarsky 6-1, 6-3
Ahmee Kelly (MC) def. Christy North 6-3, 6-3
Halie Winfrey (MC) def. Katie North 8-3
Walters/Garner (LEE) def. Sarver/Rainwater 8-5
K. Kelly/Hodas (MC) def. Yowarski/K. North 8-2
A. Kelly/Winfrey (MC) def. Rice/Kelsey Lovingood 8-2