Lee Men's Tennis Team Loses Pair To West Florida

Sunday, March 30, 2014
The Lee University Men's Tennis team lost a pair of Gulf South Conference matches Saturday at the Ralph "Skeeter" Carson Tennis Complex on the University of West Florida campus. The Flames (1-10, 1-6 GSC) fell 5-0 to No. 13 Valdosta State and 9-0 to No. 1 West Florida.

Lee returns home to face Delta State University on Friday, April 4. The GSC match is scheduled for 1 p.m.

No. 1 West Florida 9, Lee 0
The Argonauts (17-0. 6-0 GSC) earned a 3-0 lead following the doubles matches.
Daniel Hardesty and Richard Gamble lost 8-3 to Carlos Moura and Pedro Roese at No. 1 doubles. At No. 2 doubles, Kenny Brasil and Douglas Boe won 8-2 over Westley Lemke and Alberto Calle, while Richard Hornby and Guilherme Canineo defeated Vincent Audy and Kevin Tan 8-1.

Lemke was edged by Ture Skinner at No. 6 singles. Skinner held on to win 6-3, 6-4. Hardesty was trumped by Roese 6-1 and 6-3.

Calle won three games from Boe and Gamble garnered two games against Domenico Sano.

No. 13 Valdosta State 5, Lee 0
The Blazers (10-2, 4-0 GSC) carried a 3-0 lead out of the doubles competition and tallied the team win with victories at the No. 4 and No. 6 singles spots.

Francisco Yim Kim and Mario Navarro Bayo defeated Gamble and Hardesty, 8-3. Tammo Haake and Sebastian Jasyk teamed up to take down Calle and Lemke by the same score. Gereon Heitmann and Joachim Schemm were 8-1 winners against Tan and Audy.

In singles action, Heitmann won 6-2 and 6-1 against Tan at No 4 singles. Haake held off Lemke to win at No 6 singles, 6-4 and 6-3.

#1 West Florida 9, Lee University 0
Singles competition
1. Douglas Boe (UWFM) def. Alberto Calle (LU) 6-0, 6-3
2. Domenico Sano (UWFM) def. Richard Gamble (LU) 6-0, 6-2
3. Pedro Roese (UWFM) def. Daniel Hardesty (LU) 6-1, 6-3
4. Carlos Moura (UWFM) def. Kevin Tan (LU) 6-0
5. Tom Dynka (UWFM) def. Vincent Audy (LU) 6-0
6. Ture Skinner (UWFM) def. Westley Lemke (LU) 6-3, 6-4

Doubles competition
1. Carlos Moura/Pedro Roese (UWFM) def. Daniel Hardesty/Richard Gamble (LU) 8-3
2. Kenny Brasil/Douglas Boe (UWFM) def. Westley Lemke/Alberto Calle (LU) 8-2
3. Richard Hornby/Guilherme Canineo (UWFM) def. Vincent Audy/Kevin Tan (LU) 8-1

#13 Valdosta State 5, Lee University 0
Singles competition
4. Gereon Heitmann (VSUMT) def. Kevin Tan (LU) 6-2, 6-1
6. Tammo Haake (VSUMT) def. Westley Lemke (LU) 6-4, 6-3

Doubles competition
1. Francisco Yim Kim/Mario Navarro Bayo (VSUMT) def. Richard Gamble/Daniel Hardesty (LU) 8-3
2. Tammo Haake/Sebastian Jasyk (VSUMT) def. Alberto Calle/Westley Lemke (LU) 8-3
3. Gereon Heitmann/Joachim Schemm (VSUMT) def. Kevin Tan/Vincent Audy (LU) 8-1

Willerson, Georgia Northwestern Ready For 2014 Golf Season

Most second-year college golf programs are too busy laying a foundation to concern themselves too much with results. Jared Willerson isn’t thinking that way. In fact, the head coach of the Georgia Northwestern Bobcats is thinking in complete opposite terms when he talks about his team’s goals for the 2014-2015 season. “I don’t think I’m being unrealistic ... (click for more)

Georgia Northwestern Splits Volleyball Tri-Match At Crown College

Head Coach Carrie Powell and the Georgia Northwestern Lady Bobcats volleyball team traveled to Powell, Tenn. on Saturday for a season-opening tri-match against Alice Lloyd College and host Crown College. The Navy-and-White lost their first match of the day to the home team in heartbreaking fashion, three games to one. GNTC claimed a 25-22 victory in the first set and had their ... (click for more)

Bradley, 24, Charged In Death Of Boy, 3; Child Had Numerous Injuries After Left With Boyfriend; Mother Was In Workhouse

Justin Dale Bradley has been charged with criminal homicide in the death of a three-year-old child, who was rushed to the hospital on Wednesday and later died. Police said Dakota James Arndt had numerous injuries over his body. Authorities said Bradley, 24, is the boyfriend of the child's mother, Brianna Kwekel, who was in the Workhouse at the time. Ms. Kwekel was serving 48 ... (click for more)

Helen Burns Sharp Asks Recovery Of Legal Fees In Successful Black Creek TIF Lawsuit

Helen Burns Sharp, citizen activist who sued to try to stop a $9 million Black Creek Tax Increment Financing (TIF) and won, is seeking to have her legal expenses paid by the city and the developers. Ms. Sharp said in a court filing that her legal bills to attorney John Konvalinka are $74,427 thus far. Chancellor Frank Brown ruled in favor of Ms. Sharp, saying the Sunshine ... (click for more)

The Many Lessons I Learned From Helen McDonald Exum

Helen McDonald Exum was my friend and mentor. As I think of her passing I can only imagine the celebration that is happening in heaven as the news of her arrival is being told. I am sure that there is a party that not only has she organized but that there is not a detail that has been left to chance. I am sure that it is the grandest of events, for you see, she has been planing ... (click for more)

Insurance Burden Should Not Fall On The Teachers

I have attended several Hamilton County School Board meetings over the past few months, including the recent special called meeting" to vote on teacher insurance changes. First, let me say I am very impressed with Superintendent Rick Smith and his staff at the Central Office.  Mr. Smith is a very dedicated public servant, working hard to provide services to our community ... (click for more)