UAH Tennis Sweeps Lee

Wednesday, March 5, 2014
The Lee University tennis teams were swept by visiting The University of Alabama in Huntsville Wednesday afternoon at the DeVos Tennis Center. The Lady Flames lost 6-3 and the Flames were beaten 7-2.

Alabama Huntsville (4-3, 2-3 GSC) took a 2-1 lead following the doubles matches. Richard Gamble and Daniel Hardesty lost 8-3 to Jose Soto and Nestor Perez at No. 1 doubles. Alberto Calle and Westley Lemke were edged 9-7 by Fredrik Graaner and Bruno Medeiros.

At No. 3 doubles, Kevin Tan and Vincent Audy gave Lee  (1-5, 1-3 GSC) a team point with an 8-5 victory over Pablo Herrero and Harrison Stone.

UAH claimed 5-of-6 singles matches with four of the wins going in straight sets. Hardesty bested Perez 6-2 in their first set. Perez rebounded to win the next two sets 6-4 and 6-0.

Audy picked up his second win of the day at No. 5 singles. He dropped just four games in recording the two set win.

The Lady Flames (2-5, 2-3 GSC) trailed by three following the doubles matches. Tonya McGraner and Maclain Yowarsky were beaten 8-6 by Marleen Gort and Aniek Remmerswaal. Kelsey Lovingood and Annie Sandberg were held off by Aude Rappaz and Maria Lawton, 9-7. Jodie Rice and Krista Good lost 8-1 to Katie Bryant and Jessica Groupierre.

UAH (5-3, 3-3 GSC) earned two-set wins at No. 1, No. 2 and No. 6 singles.

Rice dropped just four games at No 4 singles to tally the win over Lawton. Good and Rappaz had a tight match at No. 5 singles with Good able to record the 7-5, 6-4


The No. 3 singles match required tie-breakers in both sets. Sandberg won the first set tie-breaker 7-4 over Remmerswaal and needed a 7-5 margin in the second set

tie-breaker to post the straight-set victory.

Lee has two weeks off before they see action again. The Flames host Young Harris College on March 19 at 2 p.m.

Alabama Huntsville 7, Flames 2

Singles competition
1. Jose Soto (UAH) def. Alberto Calle (LU) 6-1, 6-2
2. Fredrik Graaner (UAH) def. Richard Gamble (LU) 6-3, 6-4
3. Nestor Perez (UAH) def. Daniel Hardesty (LU) 2-6, 6-4, 6-0
4. Bruno Medeiros (UAH) def. Kevin Tan (LU) 6-2, 6-2
5. Vincent Audy (LU) def. Brodie Holmes (UAH) 6-3, 6-0
6. Harrison Stone (UAH) def. Westley Lemke (LU) 6-3, 6-4

Doubles competition
1. Jose Soto/Nestor Perez (UAH) def. Richard Gamble/Daniel Hardesty (LU) 8-3
2. Fredrik Graaner/Bruno Medeiros (UAH) def. Alberto Calle/Westley Lemke (LU) 9-7
3. Kevin Tan/Vincent Audy (LU) def. Pablo Herrero/Harrison Stone (UAH) 8-5

Alabama Huntsville 6, Lady Flames 3

Singles competition
1. Marleen Gort (UAH) def. Tonya McGraner (LU) 6-2, 6-3
2. Jessica Groupierre (UAH) def. Maclain Yowarsky (LU) 6-0, 6-1
3. Annie Sandberg (LU) def. Aniek Remmerswaal (UAH) 7-6 (7-4), 7-6 (7-5)
4. Jodie Rice (LU) def. Maria Lawton (UAH) 6-3, 6-1
5. Krista Good (LU) def. Aude Rappaz (UAH) 7-5, 6-4
6. Lina Carvajal (UAH) def. Morgan Friedlander (LU) 6-2, 6-3

Doubles competition
1. Marleen Gort/Aniek Remmerswaal (UAH) def. Tonya McGraner/Maclain Yowarsky (LU) 8-6
2. Katie Bryant/Jessica Groupierre (UAH) def. Jodie Rice/Krista Good (LU) 8-1
3. Aude Rappaz/Maria Lawton (UAH) def. Kelsey Lovingood/Annie Sandberg (LU) 9-7

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