Lee tennis sweeps Reinhardt Eagles
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On a bright, sunny Saturday afternoon the Lee University tennis teams swept visiting Reinhardt University at the DeVos Tennis Center.

The Lady Flames got back on the winning side with an 8-1 mark and the Flames recorded their second win of the season with a 6-3 score.

The two squads will be back in action Tuesday afternoon against Tennessee Wesleyan College. The nonconference match is scheduled for a 2 p.m. start at the DeVos Tennis Center.

Tonya Walters and Tarah Garner put the Lady Flames (3-4) on the winning track with an 8-2 victory over Diana Nariño and Alyssa Kroll at No. 1 doubles. Reinhardt evened the score at 1-1 after Alyssa Seibold and Tara Mathis edged Maclain Yowarsky and Christy North, 8-6.

Jodie Rice and Kelsey Lovingood teamed up for an 8-5 win at No. 3 doubles to give Lee a 2-1 lead following doubles play.

Walters and Garner won their singles matches in straight sets after dropping just one game each.

Rice earned a three-set win over Maria Bejarano. Rice won the first set 6-1, lost the second set 6-3 and claimed the match with a 6-1 mark in the final set.

Yowarski finished a straight-set victory at No. 4 singles after outlasting Kroll 7-5 in the second set. North defeated Seibold 6-1 and 6-4.

Katie North held off Lindsay McCutchen, 6-1, 6-3 at No. 6 singles.

The men’s team (2-4) won 2-of-3 doubles matches and earned victories at the top four singles spots on the way to the 6-3 win.

Richard Gamble and Daniel Hardesty made short work of Jacob Barnette and Steven Sepulveda with an 8-2 score at No. 1 doubles.

Vincent Audy and Kevin Tan teamed up for an 8-3 mark over Andrew Cobb and Matt Porter to give Lee an early 2-0 lead.

Reinhardt (4-4) got on the board after Nick Draghiceanu and Garrick Sanford edged Patrick Kim and Andre Ishida, 8-6.

Gamble, Audy, Hardesty and Fabio Medina recorded straight-set singles wins to give the team the positive result.

Gamble dropped three games against Cobb, Audy lost just one game and Hardesty blanked Sepulveda. Medina won both sets with matching 6-4 margins.

Patrick Kim needed a tie-breaker to win his first set against Garrick Sanford. Sanford would recover to win the second set 6-1 before claiming the No. 5 singles match with a 10-3 super tie-break.

Draghiceanu gave Reinhardt a third point with a two-set defeat of Kevin Tan. Following a 6-2 mark in the first set, Tan fell 7-3 in a second-set tie-breaker.

Results

Women

Lady Flames 8,

Lady Eagles 1

Singles

Tonya Walters (LEE) def. Diana Nariño 6-1, 6-0

Tarah Garner (LEE) def. Tara Mathis 6-0, 6-1

Jodie Rice (LEE) def. Maria Bejarano 6-1, 3-6, 6-1

Maclain Yowarski (LEE) def. Alyssa Kroll 6-2, 7-5

Christy North (LEE) def. Alyssa Siebold 6-1, 6-4

Katie North (LEE ) def. Lindsay McCutchen 6-1, 6-3

Doubles

Walters/Garner (LEE) def. Nariño/Kroll 8-2

Seibold/Mathis (RU) def. Yowarski/C. North 8-6

Rice/Kelsey Lovingood (LEE) def. Bejarano/McCutchen 8-5

Men

Flames 6,

Eagles 3

Singles

Richard Gamble (LEE) def. Andrew Cobb 6-1, 6-2

Vincent Audy (LEE) def. Jacob Barnette 6-1, 6-0

Daniel Hardesty (LEE) def. Steven Sepulveda 6-0, 6-0

Fabio Medina (LEE) def. Matt Porter 6-4, 6-4

Garrick Sanford (RU) def. Patrick Kim 6-7 (6-8), 6-1, 10-3 TB

Nick Draghiceanu (RU) def. Kevin Tan 6-2, 7-6 (7-3)

Doubles

Gamble/Hardesty (LEE) def. Barnette/Sepulveda 8-2

Audy/Tan (LEE) def. Andrew Cobb/Porter 8-3

Draghiceanu/Sanford (RU) def. Kim/Andre Ishida 8-6