BELMONT, NC- Young Harris claimed all six victories in singles matches, as the 39th-Ranked Mountain Lions defeated Belmont Abbey, 7-2, Friday afternoon at the Michael Reidy Tennis Center in Belmont. The Crusaders are now 1-2 overall, while Young Harris improves to 1-1 overall.
Belmont Abbey claimed two of the three doubles matches, as Juan Baez and James Delaney earned a strong 8-1 win in the top flight. In flight two, Young-Jin Kang and Grant Goldin added an 8-5 win to give the Crusaders a 2-1 lead entering the six singles matches.
In singles play, both Baez and Delaney lost hard fought singles matches. At #1 singles, Baez lost to Brecht Vangrinsven 6-3, 7-5, while Delaney lost his match in three sets to Alejandro Ridruejo 6-4, 2-6, 10-6.
The Crusaders return to action on Thursday, February 18 against Augusta University at the Michael Reidy Tennis Center. Match time is 12:00PM.
#39 Young Harris 7, Belmont Abbey 2
1. Brecht Vangrinsven (YHC) def. Juan Baez (BAC) 6-3, 7-5
2. Alejandro Ridruejo (YHC) def. James Delaney (BAC) 6-4, 2-6, 10-6
3. Daniel Tiboldi (YHC) def. Grant Goldin (BAC) 6-3, 6-4
4. Hamad Gandouz (YHC) def. Young-Jin Kang (BAC) 8-5
5. Raul Quevedo (YHC) def. Nikhil Reddy (BAC) 6-2, 6-1
6. Jan-Niklas Graetz (YHC) def. Edurado Escobar (BAC) 6-2, 6-0
1. Juan Baez/James Delaney (BAC) def. Raul Quevedo/ Alex Pavel (YHC) 8-1
2. Young-Jin Kang/Grant Goldin (BAC) def. Alejandro Ridruejo / Daniel Tiboldi (YHC) 8-5