Another Close Match for Men's Tennis
Saturday, April 11, 2009
Another Close Match for Men's Tennis

Greer, S.C.--The Crusaders had a tough Match on Saturday, April 11, against Tusculum College. NGU suffered two major blows at the very beginning, with losses in their first two doubles matches. However they came back strong and won doubles number three and singles one, three and four – placing the Crusaders in the lead with a score of 4-3.

Gabriel Altmayer and William Ho had excellent performances today. They each won their respective singles matches 6-3, 6-1 and 6-1, 6-4. Ho also won his doubles match with help from partner Guilherme Vasques.

Vasques started his singles match strong with a lossed tie breaker of 7-6 in his first set, but he couldn’t quite hammer it out in the second set and lossed again 6-1. However, NGU would not go quietly, Jacob Rogers went three sets before losing to Drew Kiser 6-3 in his last set. Despite North Greenville’s tenacious efforts, TC came back, in singles five and six, and won 5-4.

The men will be back on the court at 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 15, to play the University of South Carolina- Lancaster at home in Greer, S.C.

Tusculum 5, North Greenville 4
Singles
1 – Timur Kimilov (NGU) def. Thomas Rees 5-7, 6-4, 6-2
2 – Henrique Rodrigues (TC) def. JC Aguliera 6-4, 6-3
3 – Gaberial Altmayer (NGU) def. Hunter Beal 6-3, 6-1
4 – William Ho (NGU) def. Leo Guaycurus 6-1, 6-4
5 – Steven Lin (TC) def. Guliherme Vasquez 7-6, 6-1
6 – Drew Kiser (TC) def. Jacob Rogers 3-6, 6-2, 6-3

Doubles
1 – Rees/Kiser (TC) def. Aguliera/Rogers 8-5
2 – Guaycurus/Rodrigues (TC) def. Kimilov/Altmayer 8-4
3 – Ho/Vasquez (NGU) def. Lin/Beal 9-8