FLORENCE, Ala. — The Lee University tennis Flames were swept by the University of North Alabama Saturday losing the Gulf South Conference match to the Lions 7-2. In women’s tennis, the Lady Flames were beaten 9-0.
Lee's next matches will be on the road at the University of Alabama in Huntsville on March 5. The GSC matches are scheduled to begin at 2 p.m.
The Flames (1-4, 1-2 GSC) picked up wins in No. 5 and No. 6 singles. Vincent Audy won both sets against Ali Murad 6-3. Westley Lemke took down Jonathan Vick 6-2 in the opening set and earned the singles win with a 6-4 margin in the second set.
North Alabama (3-4, 2-1 GSC) held a 3-0 lead after doubles action was completed. Guillaume Dechoz and Aliaksei Kavalenka blanked Richard Gamble and Daniel Hardesty, 8-0, at No. 1 doubles.
Lemke and Alberto Calle fell 8-5 to Max Druppel and Benjamin Poire. Kevin Tan and Audy lost 8-3 to Murad and Alex Weber.
Three of UNA's four singles wins were in straight sets. Dechoz defeated Calle 6-1, 6-2. Hardesty won three games from Druppel and Tan recorded two games against Kavalenka.
Gamble dropped his first set to Poire 6-3 before forcing a super set tie-breaker with a 6-4 mark in the second set. Gamble was edged 10-6 in the super set.
In the women's contest, the Lady Lions (3-4, 2-1 GSC) swept the doubles matches to carry an early 3-0 lead. Jodie Rice and Krista Good lost at No. 2 doubles to Madison Patey and Avery King, 8-3. Kelsey Lovingood and Annie Sandberg lost to Morgan Jose and Bruna Vieira by the same score.
Lee (2-4, 2-2 GSC) had its closest doubles match in the No. 1 matchup with Tonya McGraner and Maclain Yowarsky losing by an 8-6 margin.
The Lady Flames dropped all six singles matches in straight sets.
North Alabama 9, Lady Flames 0
1. Olivera Ngouabeu (UNA) def. Tonya McGraner (LU) 6-4, 6-1.
2. Natalia Barragan (UNA) def. Maclain Yowarsky (LU) 6-0, 6-2.
3. Bruna Vieira (UNA) def. Annie Sandberg (LU) 6-0, 6-3.
4. Avery King (UNA) def. Jodie Rice (LU) 6-0, 7-5.
5. Madison Patey (UNA) def. Krista Good (LU) 6-1, 6-4.
6. Morgan Jose (UNA) def. Morgan Friedlander (LU) 6-4, 6-2.
1. Olivera Ngouabeu/Natalia Barragan (UNA) def. Tonya McGraner/Maclain Yowarsky (LU) 8-6.
2. Madison Patey/Avery King (UNA) def. Jodie Rice/Krista Good (LU) 8-3.
3. Morgan Jose/Bruna Vieira (UNA) def. Kelsey Lovingood/Annie Sandberg (LU) 8-3.
North Alabama 7, Flames 2
1. Guillaume Dechoz (UNA) def. Alberto Calle (LU) 6-1, 6-2.
2. Benjamin Poire (UNA) def. Richard Gamble (LU) 6-3, 4-6, 10-6.
3. Max Druppel (UNA) def. Daniel Hardesty (LU) 6-0, 6-3
4. Aliaksei Kavalenka (UNA) def. Kevin Tan (LU) 6-1, 6-1.
5. Vincent Audy (LU) def. Ali Murad (UNA) 6-3, 6-3.
6. Westley Lemke (LU) def. Jonathan Vick (UNA) 6-2, 6-4.
1. Guillaume Dechoz/Aliaksei Kavalenka (UNA) def. Richard Gamble/Daniel Hardesty (LU) 8-0.
2. Max Druppel/Benjamin Poire (UNA) def. Alberto Calle/Westley Lemke (LU) 8-5.
3. Alex Weber/Ali Murad (UNA) def. Kevin Tan/Vincent Audy (LU) 8-3.