Lee netters nip Monevallo twice

By LEE ATHLETIC COMMUNICATIONS
Posted 4/15/19

MONTEVALLO, Ala. – The Lee University men's tennis team ended its regular season with a 4-3 Gulf South Conference victory over Montevallo Sunday afternoon at the University of Montevallo Tennis …

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Lee netters nip Monevallo twice

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MONTEVALLO, Ala. – The Lee University men's tennis team ended its regular season with a 4-3 Gulf South Conference victory over Montevallo Sunday afternoon at the University of Montevallo Tennis Court Complex.

The No. 41 Flames (16-5, 6-4 GSC) took an early 1-0 lead following doubles competition. Jesus Garcia and Cristian Pons raced past Georg Trompler and Tanguy David 6-1 at the second position. Jake Okines and Bruno Medeiros secured the team point with a 6-3 win over Peter Dahlin and James Bloomer. The No. 3 doubles match was not played.

No. 44 Montevallo (8-7, 3-4 GSC) won the first two singles matches to take a 2-1 lead. Dahlin won 6-4 and 6-1 at No. 2 singles against Garcia. Trompler, ranked No. 22, held off Okines for a 6-4, 7-6 win at the top spot.

Antonio Pons overcame a 7-6 first-set loss to David to win the next two sets 6-0 and 6-2 to tie the team score at 2-2. Cristian Pons posted a three-set win over Daniel Del Val and Daniel Prata defeated Gavin Salton 6-3, 6-4 to clinch the team victory.

Tobias Rauch and Medeiros engaged in a three-set battle at No. 6 singles. Medeiros won the opening set 6-4 and Rauch forced a third set with a 6-3 mark in the second set. Rauch outlasted Medeiros 14-12 in the super set tie-breaker to supply the final team margin.

"What a win for our guys," said Lee head coach Patric Hynes. "They (Montevallo) had a very large and loud crowd and to bounce back after such a tough match last night shows how much character these guys have. I'm incredibly proud of everyone, but we asked Daniel and Antonio for a little more today and they delivered big time. It was a massive road win for this program and now it's time to get ready for the tournament."

LADY FLAMES 4

MONTEVALLO 3

The Lee University women's tennis team ended its regular season on a two-match win streak with a 4-3 Gulf South Conference victory over Montevallo Sunday afternoon at the University of Montevallo Tennis Court Complex.

The Lady Flames (16-5, 7-4 GSC) swept the doubles competition to take an early 1-0 lead. Asia Grzegrzolka and Micaela Belen Maiz beat the 34th-ranked team of Maria Garcia and Dorotea Hanzek 6-2. Lauren Trammell and Laura Beth Hardesty secured the doubles point with a 6-4 win over Amanda Gautreaux and Rayne Sinclair. Carley Sickinger and Lisa Kirr used a 7-5 tie-breaker to win their No. 2 doubles match with Emily Beatty and Anne-Christine Leu 7-6.

Montevallo (7-9, 4-4 GSC) tallied a tying point with Beatty's 7-5, 6-2 win over Grzegrzolka at No. 1 singles. Sickinger gave Lee the lead right back with a win at the second position. Sickinger won her opening set over Leu 7-5 then posted a tie-breaker score of 7-3 to win the second set 7-6.

Gatreaux needed a 9-7 second-set tie-breaker to complete the straight-set win over Kirr. Trammell put the Lady Flames back in front with 6-2 and 6-3 set scores against Sinclair. Belen Maiz held off Whitney Hamilton 7-5 in the first set of their No. 4 singles match before clinching the team win with a 6-1 margin in the second set.

Lauren Pero posted a three-set win over Hardesty to provide the final margin. Hardesty won the first set 6-2 and Pero won the second and third sets by 6-3 and 7-5 scores, respectively.

"This has been a great weekend for our ladies," said Lee head coach Patric Hynes. "(We played) two really good teams and to come out with two wins is just a sensational result for us. I'm very proud of Hadley (Trammell), she was huge for us this weekend. Mica and Asia were flawless in doubles against two great teams and I'm just wrapped with what these girls are doing right now. Now we just need to get some rest and get fully prepped for the tournament."

The GSC Championship will be held May 2-4 at Lagoon Park and O'Connor Tennis Center in Montgomery, Ala.

Saturday matches

LADY FLAMES 5

AUM 2

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Lee University women's tennis team ended a two-match losing streak with a 5-2 win at Auburn Montgomery in a Gulf South Conference match Saturday afternoon at the AUM Tennis Complex. The victory is the first for the Lady Flames in the all-time series with the Warhawks.

Alba De La Torre and Sofia Mustre beat Laura Beth Hardesty and Lauren Trammell to give AUM (7-11, 5-3 GSC) the early advantage in doubles competition.

The Lady Flames (15-5, 6-4 GSC) responded by winning the final two doubles matches to earn the 1-0 lead. Lisa Kirr and Carley Sickinger took down Julia Enderink and Tonja Foessmeier 6-2 at No. 2 doubles. Asia Grzegrzolka and Micaela Belen Maiz battled back to record a 7-6 win at the top position against Sofia Navarro and Svenja Petri.

Kirr opened singles competition with a 6-3, 6-4 defeat of Petri at the third position. Belen Maiz extended Lee's lead to 3-0 with a 6-3, 6-3 win over De La Torre. Trammell beat Enderink 6-4 and 6-3 to clinch the team win.

Navarro held off Sickinger 7-5 in their opening set and ended Lee's shutout hopes with a 6-1 margin in the second set. Foessmeier recorded a three-set win against Grzegrzolka to give AUM its second point.

Hardesty supplied the final margin with a 7-5, 6-3 win over Mustre at the No. 6 position.

"One of the best road wins this team has had," said Lee head coach Patric Hynes. "Our ladies did a great job today. We are developing some real toughness with them and I'm very proud of what they did today. We need to keep moving forward and be ready to fight again tomorrow against a good Montevallo squad."

AUM 4

FLAMES 3

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Lee University men's tennis team dropped its second consecutive Gulf South Conference match with a 4-3 loss at No. 30 Auburn Montgomery Saturday afternoon at the AUM Tennis Complex.

No. 41 Lee (15-5, 5-4 GSC) grabbed the earlier advantage after winning two of the three doubles matches. Bruno Medeiros and Jake Okines upset the No. 42-ranked doubles team of Jose Garcia and Alvaro Terron 6-1. Eban Straker-Meads and Santiago Veglia evened the tally with a 6-4 defeat of Jesus Garcia and Cristian Pons. Antonio Pons and Daniel Prata secured the team point with a 7-5 win over Francisco Jimenez and Marcus Lind at the third position.

Jimenez opened singles competition with a 6-2, 6-4 win over Antonio Pons to give AUM (10-6, 5-2 GSC) its first team point. Cristian Pons posted 6-4 scores in both sets to beat Garcia. Veglia outlasted Prata 7-6 in their opening set and evened the team score at 2-2 with a 6-3 score in the second set.

Okines and Garcia each won their opening sets against ranked opponents, but they were unable to complete the wins at the top two singles positions. Okines beat Terron, ranked No. 19, 6-1 in the opening set before dropping the next two sets 6-4 and 6-3. The 52nd-ranked Straker-Meads responded to his 6-2 loss to Garcia with 7-6 and 6-2 scores in the second and third sets to clinch the team victory for AUM.

Medeiros supplied the final margin with a three-set win at No. 6 singles. Lind held off Medeiros 7-5 in the first set and the Lee sophomore forced a deciding set with a 6-3 margin in the second set. Medeiros completed the win with a 10-4 mark in the super set tie-breaker.

"Tough result today," said Lee head coach Patric Hynes. "It was a pretty intense match all the way through and we had our chances. Didn't capitalize on a good start, so this one stings a bit. No time to dwell on it though, we need to get ourselves ready and bounce back tomorrow at Montevallo."

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