Men's Tennis Opens 2018 with Four Matches

Men's Tennis Opens 2018 with Four Matches

BELMONT, N.C. - The Belmont Abbey Men's Tennis team kicked off its 2018 season competing in four matches.  At home the Crusaders faced #18-ranked North Georgia and USC Aiken.  In Sumter, S.C. The Abbey played against Benedcit and The Citadel.  Belmont Abbey won its match against the Citadel 6-3.

It looked promising early for the Crusaders, who swept North Georgia in doubles play.  George Barfoot and James Delaney led the way, with an 8-4 victory at #1.  However, Carlos Nolasco was the only Crusader to win at singles, as he earned a 6-1, 6-7, 10-5 win at #4, and the Nighthawks took the match 5-4.

In the match against USC Aiken, Reinaldo Golindano was the only Crusader to force a third set.

Against Benedict College, The Abbey earned a sweep in doubles.  Jacob Andress and Lorenzo Lopes de Oliveira led the way in singles, earning 6-0, 6-0 sweeps.

The Crusaders will next compete on Tuesday, February 6. They will host a 12 p.m. match against Augusta, and also travel to Mars Hill for a 1 p.m. match.

#18 North Georgia 5, Belmont Abbey 4

SINGLES
1. Ryan Gaskin (UNG) def. George Barfoot (BAC) 6-2, 6-4
2. Tim Kiehl (UNG) def. James Delaney (BAC) 6-3, 7-5
3. Niklas Zielen (UNG) def. Zachary Blythe (BAC) 6-0, 6-2
4. Emmanuel Nolasco (BAC) def. Mark Laishley (UNG) 6-1, 7-6 (7-4)
5. Jared Bones (UNG) def. Henrique Leal (BAC) 6-1, 7-5
6. Zack Waldow (UNG) def. Kevin Yarzagaray (BAC) 4-6, 6-4, 1-0 (10-7)

DOUBLES
1. George Barfoot/James Delaney (BAC) def. Ryan Gaskin/Niklas Zielen (UNG) 8-4
2. Zachary Blythe/Henrique Leal (BAC) def. Carl Bedrot/Zack Waldow (UNG) 8-6
3. Reinaldo Golindano/Jose Disotuar (BAC) def. Jared Bones/Tim Kiehl (UNG) 8-6

USC Aiken 9, Belmont Abbey 0

SINGLES
1. Antonio Sabugueiro (USCA) def. George Barfoot (BAC) 6-2, 6-0
2. Vicente Andrades (USCA) def. Zachary Blythe (BAC) 6-1, 6-1
3. Tales Silva (USCA) def. Carlos Nolasco (BAC) 6-3, 6-1
4. Alvaro Garcia Gil (USCA) def. Jose Disotuar (BAC) 6-1, 6-2
5. Valentin Larroque (USCA) def. Reinaldo Golindano (BAC) 4-6, 6-3, 10-8
6. Liam Wiggins (USCA) def. Andres Astudillo (BAC) 6-1, 6-2

DOUBLES
1. Alex Sklizovic/Tales Silva (USCA) def. Reinaldo Golindano/Jose Disotuar (BAC) 8-6
2. Vicente Andrades/Alvaro Garcia Gil (USCA) def. Andres Astudillo/Henrique Leal (BAC) 8-2
3. Antonio Sabugueiro/Liam Wiggins (USCA) def. James Delaney/Carlos Nolasco (BAC) 8-4

Belmont Abbey 6, Benedict College 3

SINGLES
1. Austin Schepel (BAC) def. Quentin Eloise (BC) 6-2, 6-4
2. Jacob Andress (BAC) def. Nikola Aleksic (BC) 6-0, 6-0
3. Armando Flores (BC) def. Tomas Pardo (BAC) 6-0, 7-5
4. Julius Mutetwa (BC) def. Joseph Horne (BAC) 4-6, 6-1, 15-13
5. Taj Ballantyne (BC) def. Ryan James (BAC) 6-3, 3-6, 10-8
6. Lorenzo Lopes (BAC) def. Scott Perrin (BC) 6-0, 6-0

DOUBLES
1. Jacob Andress/Austin Schepel (BAC) def. Quentin Eloise/Nikola Aleksic (BC) 9-7
2. Tomas Pardo/Michal Rapsik (BAC) def. Taj Ballantyne/Armando Flores (BC) 9-7
3. Andres Astudillo/Emmanuel Naranjo (BAC) def. Julius Mutetwa/Scott Perrin (BC) 8-1

The Citadel 9, Belmont Abbey 0

SINGLES
1. Noah Nawabi (CIT) def. Jacob Andress (BAC) 6-3, 7-5
2. Matthew Henson (CIT) def. Austin Schepel (BAC) 6-1, 6-1
3. Jack Pyritzf (CIT) def. Lorenzo Lopes (BAC) 6-3, 6-3
4. Roy Hobson (CIT) def. Hunter Owen (BAC) 6-2, 7-5
5. Will Graham (CIT) def. Chip Moore (BAC) 6-2, 7-5
6. Gavin Stewart (CIT) def. Louis Lockwood (BAC) 6-2, 6-1

DOUBLES
1. Matthew Henson/Gavin Stewart (CIT) def. Tomas Pardo/Michal Rapsik (BAC) 8-5
2. Trey Davis/Roy Hobson (CIT) def. Daniel Astudillo/Emmanuel Naranjo (BAC) 8-6
3. Will Graham/Jack Pyritz (CIT) def. Ryan James/Lorenzo Lopes (BAC) 8-3