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


Mocs Remain Undefeated In SoCon Wrestling With Win Over Citadel

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga wrestling team used four first-period pins to roll over The Citadel 38-7 in Southern Conference action in Charleston, S.C., today.  The Mocs even their overall record a 6-6 and moved to 4-0 in SoCon competition.  Junior Alonzo Allen set the tone early with a first period tech fall over Williams Jacobs.  He scored two ... (click for more)

Dalton State Makes It 5 In A Row With Win Over Mobile

#13-ranked Dalton State collected their fifth win in a row, defeating Mobile (Ala.) 99-78 at H. Austill Pharr Gymnasium in Mobile, Ala. on Saturday evening. Mobile would jump out to an early three point lead to begin the game, but the Roadrunners would strike back quickly. An 11-2 run by Dalton State would see them stretch out a 12 point lead at 25-13 after an Isaiah Box three ... (click for more)

Ivy Johnson, 23, And Cordarrius Johnson, 26, Shot Early Sunday Morning On Lillian Lane

Ivy Johnson, 23, And Cordarrius Johnson, 26, were shot early Sunday morning.   Chattanooga Police were notified at 4:39 a.m. of two people arriving at a local hospital with gunshot wounds. Upon arrival, police spoke with the two victims who were suffering from non-life threatening gunshot wounds. The victims arrived at the hospital via personal vehicle.   ... (click for more)

2 Top Officials Leave Administration Of Sheriff Eric Watson

Bradley County Sheriff Eric Watson on Sunday announced the resignations of Chief Deputy Brian Smith and Director of Administrations Arnold Botts. He said they "served with distinction for the past four years." The Sheriff's Office said, "Smith notified Sheriff Watson that he is exploring business opportunities in the private sector, while Botts mentioned the timing was right ... (click for more)

DACA Or Amnesty To Become The Majority?

As we have the political drama that we see in D.C. let’s be honest about what DACA is all about. We understand as the liberal policies of abortion, dependency on the government and an anti-American globalist / progressive agenda that many have come to realize these policies no longer represent their core beliefs and have left a certain party. Without an influx of new dependency ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: What’s The ‘Super’ Done?

The headline on Jan. 10 in the Times Free Press read, “Report shows Hamilton County students still lagging behind Tennessee peers.” In smaller type underneath, the sub-head added, “Less than 33 percent of county elementary, middle school students read at grade level.” Then, just seven days later, this on Friday, the same newspaper bannered, “Hamilton County Schools superintendent ... (click for more)