Men's Tennis Drops Close Contest at North Georgia

DAHLONGEGA - The Georgia Southwestern men's tennis team was unable to record its second-straight victory over North Georgia, as the Saints defeated GSW 7-2 on Saturday afternoon. It was the Peach Belt Conference opener for both schools.

The Hurricanes fell behind 2-1 after doubles play, with their lone win coming at No. 3 where Chris Eastwood and Stephen Moore beat Giovani Santos and Brandon Sloan, 8-5.

Yvan Ruelle won a three-set affair at No. 3 singles, 6-3, 4-6, 6-2 over Rodrigo Magan, to give the Hurricanes their final point in the match.

Eastwood at No. 4 and Koonce at No. 6 took their matches to a third set, but could not come away with a victory.

GSW defeated North Georgia, 5-4, last spring in Americus.

The Hurricanes travel to Shorter on Tuesday for a 2:30 p.m. match.

Singles competition
1. Felipe Friedrich (NGMEN) def. Stephen Moore (GSW-M) 6-1, 6-2
2. Mateus Camasmie (NGMEN) def. Joseph Bjerregaard (GSW-M) 6-4, 6-2
3. Yvan Ruelle (GSW-M) def. Rodrigo Magan (NGMEN) 6-3, 4-6, 6-2
4. Mathew Guida (NGMEN) def. Chris Eastwood (GSW-M) 7-5, 5-7, 6-4
5. Giovani Santos (NGMEN) def. Ryan Bartz (GSW-M) 6-4, 6-3
6. Mario Mesquita (NGMEN) def. Jake Koonce (GSW-M) 6-2, 3-6, 10-2
 
Doubles competition
1. Felipe Friedrich/Mateus Camasmie (NGMEN) def. Joseph Bjerregaard/Yvan Ruelle (GSW-M) 8-0
2. Rodrigo Magan/Mathew Guida (NGMEN) def. Ryan Bartz/Jake Koonce (GSW-M) 8-5
3. Chris Eastwood/Stephen Moore (GSW-M) def. Giovani Santos/Brandon Sloan (NGMEN) 8-5