Boiling Springs, S.C.—North Greenville’s men’s tennis team put together its best performance of the season thus far, taking three wins from the Bulldogs of Wingate University, but the Crusaders still fell short of picking up their first match win of the season, dropping a 6-3 decision.
NGU picked up two singles wins over the Bulldogs, at the hands of Sergio Araujo Filho who took a hard earned 7-6/6-0 win over Wingate counterpart Ryan Forbes. The win over Forbes made the overall score 4-1, but NGU stayed in the hunt for its first win of the season after Andres Santiago Robles Camacho added a second singles win, taking a 6-1/6-2 decision from Westin Bennett, making the match score 4-2.
In double’s, the Crusaders inched closer, with their first doubles win of the season as Rafael Lenz Gonzalez and Jose Daniel Gomez Castillo took an 8-4 pairs decision over Townson and Hall. The Bulldogs would go on to take the final two doubles sets with scores of 8-6 and 8-3, halting North Greenville’s comeback attempt.
NGU had one more chance on Saturday to pick up its first match win of the season, after taking on Division I foe, and match host Gardner Webb. The Crusaders fell to the Running Bulldogs 6-1, with the only win of the match coming from Sergio Araujo Filho and Camacho, winning their doubles set 6-5.
North Greenville fell to 0-3 after Saturday, but picked up multiple wins in the same match for the first time this season. The Crusaders will Take on Lander University in their second home match of the season on February 12th in Greer, South Carolina, at the Greer Country Club.
NCAA Men's Tennis
Wingate 6, North Greenville 3
No. 1 Towlson (WIN) def. Lenz-Gonzalez (NGU) 6-1, 6-4
No. 2 Hall (WIN) def. Gomez-Castillo (NGU) 6-2, 6-2
No. 3 Pezzoli (WIN) def. Vargas (NGU) 6-0, 6-0
No. 4 Kudrick (WIN) def. van Eck (NGU) 6-2, 6-7, 1-0 (9)
No. 5 Araujo-Filho (NGU) def. Forbes (WIN) 7-6, 6-0
No. 6 Robles-Camacho (NGU) def. Bennett (WIN) 6-1, 6-2
No. 1 Lenz-Gonzalez/Gomez-Castillo (NGU) def. Towlson/Hall (WIN) 8-4
No. 2 Kudrick/Forbes (WIN) def. Araujo-Filho/Robles-Camacho (NGU) 8-6
No. 3 Pezzoli/Schofer (WIN) def. van Eck/Mikio-Yshikawa (NGU) 8-3
Results: Gardner-Webb 6, North Greenville 1
No. 1 Kaszás (GWU) def. Lenz (NG) 6-1, 6-0
No. 2 Alberch (GWU) def. Gomez (NG) 6-3, 6-2
No. 3 Dempsey (GWU) def. Vargas (NG) 6-0, 6-0
No. 4 Walker (GWU) def. van Eck (NG) 5-6, 6-1, 10-3
No. 5 Batalla (GWU) def. Araujo (NG) 6-3, 2-6, 10-7
No. 6 Robles (NG) def. Stillwell (GWU) 6-3, 4-6, 10-6
No. 1 Alberch/Dempsey (GWU) def. Lenz/Gomez (NG) 6-1
No. 2 Araujo/Robles (NG) def. Stillwell/Lofrumento (GWU) 6-5 (3)
No. 3 Kaszás/Macy (GWU) def. Yshikawa/van Eck (NG) 6-2