CRUSADERS EARN FIRST WIN OF 2013 IN ROUTE OF UVA WISE
Saturday, February 16, 2013
CRUSADERS EARN FIRST WIN OF 2013 IN ROUTE OF UVA WISE
Greer, S.C.—The North Greenville men’s tennis team earned its first win of the 2013 season on Friday afternoon with a convincing 7-2 victory over the Cavaliers of UVA Wise. 

Hugo Ciarrocchi and Juan Vargas got the day started for NGU scoring an 8-3 win over UVA Wise’s Akimenko and Huff for their first win of the season. Sergio Araujo Filho and Guilherme Ferreria gave the Crusaders a 2-0 lead with their second doubles win of the season, an 8-1 decision over Kappychenko and Cupp. Wise’s only doubles win of the day came on an 8-5 win over North Greenville’s James Klempin and John Melson. 

Wise tied the game up at 2-2 at the start of singles play, after the Cavaliers’#1  Vlad Akimenko took out NGU’s #1 Hugo Ciarrocchi in three sets, 3-6/6-3/0-6. North Greenville would then win three consecutive games, securing the win. Guilherme Ferreira regained a 3-2 advantage for NGU when he defeated Oleg Kopychenko 6-4/6-2. He was followed up by Juan Vargas and Sergio Araujo Filho who won their matches 6-3/7-6/6-5 and 6-1/6-0. James Klempin and John Melson were also victorious in their singles endeavours with wins of 5-7/6-0/10-7 and 4-6/6-
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The Crusaders are now 1-3 on the season, with a looming match against Lincoln Memorial scheduled for February 19th, at 2pm at Greer Tennis Center.