Crusaders edged by Anderson

Crusaders edged by Anderson
Friday, February 17, 2017
Crusaders edged by Anderson

Tigerville, S.C. – North Greenville men and women’s tennis showed some improvement on Friday afternoon in a pair of 5-4 and 7-2 losses to Anderson University.

The Trojans defeated the men’s team 8-1 in the fall and downed the women’s team 9-0 on the same day. The men added three wins to their total on Friday while the women fought their way to a pair of victories.

NGU’s men looked to be on the right track on Friday as they swept double’s play to take a 3-0 lead. Alejandro de la Torre and Dion Nijoboer got things started with an 8-5 victory over Ascarrunz and Dayton. The tandem teams of Jose Gomez/Will Greaves and Sjors van Eck/Austin Schlarb tacked on a pair of 8-4 victories.

In singles play, the men picked up one victory as Greaves earned a 7-6/6-3 win over Anderson’s Morpeth. Van Eck fell 3-5/5-7, de la Torre lost his singles frame 4-6/1-6 and Gomez dropped a 6-7/6-4/5-7 decision. Nijboer fell 4-6/0-6 while Edmundo Torres also fell 4-6/0-6.

The women struggled in double’s play as the Trojans took all three games. Christina Keissling and Grayson Elms fell 0-8 while the teams of Fernanda de Lucca/Kylie Sandusky and Camille Duhan/Faith Moyars dropped a pair of 5-8 and 3-8 decisions.

Keissling would bounce back in singles play though as she downed Anderson’s Dean 6-1/6-4. De Lucca also picked up a victory in solo play as she took out Wiggans 6-3/7-6 to round out NGU’s wins on Friday for the ladies. Duhan dropped a 6-7/1-6 game while Sandusky fell 1-/0-6. Moyars and Elms also dropped singles matches by scores of 0-6/0-6 and 2-6/1-6.

The men’s team will host Spartanburg Methodist on Saturday afternoon at 1pm. The women will be back in action on February 21st when the team travels to Spartanburg to take on Wofford.