The Lee University tennis teams were swept by visiting The University of Alabama in Huntsville Wednesday afternoon at the DeVos Tennis Center. The Lady Flames lost 6-3 and the Flames were beaten 7-2.
Alabama Huntsville (4-3, 2-3 GSC) took a 2-1 lead following the doubles matches. Richard Gamble and Daniel Hardesty lost 8-3 to Jose Soto and Nestor Perez at No. 1 doubles. Alberto Calle and Westley Lemke were edged 9-7 by Fredrik Graaner and Bruno Medeiros.
At No. 3 doubles, Kevin Tan and Vincent Audy gave Lee (1-5, 1-3 GSC) a team point with an 8-5 victory over Pablo Herrero and Harrison Stone.
UAH claimed five of six singles matches with four of the wins going in straight sets. Hardesty bested Perez 6-2 in their first set. Perez rebounded to win the next two sets 6-4 and 6-0.
Audy picked up his second win of the day at No. 5 singles. He dropped just four games in recording the two set win.
The Lady Flames (2-5, 2-3 GSC) trailed by three following the doubles matches. Tonya McGraner and Maclain Yowarsky were beaten 8-6 by Marleen Gort and Aniek Remmerswaal. Kelsey Lovingood and Annie Sandberg were held off by Aude Rappaz and Maria Lawton, 9-7. Jodie Rice and Krista Good lost 8-1 to Katie Bryant and Jessica Groupierre.
UAH (5-3, 3-3 GSC) earned two-set wins at No. 1, No. 2 and No. 6 singles.
Rice dropped just four games at No 4 singles to tally the win over Lawton. Good and Rappaz had a tight match at No. 5 singles with Good able to record the 7-5, 6-4 win.
The No. 3 singles match required tie-breakers in both sets. Sandberg won the first set tie-breaker 7-4 over Remmerswaal and needed a 7-5 margin in the second set tie-breaker to post the straight-set victory.
Lee has two weeks off before they see action again. The Flames host Young Harris College on March 19 at 2 p.m.
Lady Chargers 6, Lady Flames 3
1. Marleen Gort (UAH) def. Tonya McGraner (LU) 6-2, 6-3
2. Jessica Groupierre (UAH) def. Maclain Yowarsky (LU) 6-0, 6-1
3. Annie Sandberg (LU) def. Aniek Remmerswaal (UAH) 7-6 (7-4), 7-6 (7-5)
4. Jodie Rice (LU) def. Maria Lawton (UAH) 6-3, 6-1
5. Krista Good (LU) def. Aude Rappaz (UAH) 7-5, 6-4
6. Lina Carvajal (UAH) def. Morgan Friedlander (LU) 6-2, 6-3
1. Marleen Gort/Aniek Remmerswaal (UAH) def. Tonya McGraner/Maclain Yowarsky (LU) 8-6
2. Katie Bryant/Jessica Groupierre (UAH) def. Jodie Rice/Krista Good (LU) 8-1
3. Aude Rappaz/Maria Lawton (UAH) def. Kelsey Lovingood/Annie Sandberg (LU) 9-7
Chargers 7, Flames 2
1. Jose Soto (UAH) def. Alberto Calle (LU) 6-1, 6-2
2. Fredrik Graaner (UAH) def. Richard Gamble (LU) 6-3, 6-4
3. Nestor Perez (UAH) def. Daniel Hardesty (LU) 2-6, 6-4, 6-0
4. Bruno Medeiros (UAH) def. Kevin Tan (LU) 6-2, 6-2
5. Vincent Audy (LU) def. Brodie Holmes (UAH) 6-3, 6-0
6. Harrison Stone (UAH) def. Westley Lemke (LU) 6-3, 6-4
1. Jose Soto/Nestor Perez (UAH) def. Richard Gamble/Daniel Hardesty (LU) 8-3
2. Fredrik Graaner/Bruno Medeiros (UAH) def. Alberto Calle/Westley Lemke (LU) 9-7
3. Kevin Tan/Vincent Audy (LU) def. Pablo Herrero/Harrison Stone (UAH) 8-5