Guilford Sweeps Greensboro in Men’s & Women’s Tennis

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Guilford College’s tennis teams swept cross-town rival Greensboro College Tuesday afternoon at the McMichael Centennial Class Courts. The Quakers’ men claimed an 8-0 darkness-shortened win, while the Guilford women prevailed, 9-0.

The Quakers’ men (2-2) lost just four points in sweeping the three doubles’ matches. Guilford yielded two points in winning the first three singles contests as Tyler Mercier and Turner Votipka both claimed 6-0, 6-0 decisions. The sixth singles match between Guilford’s Ben Nelson and Johnathan Deming was not completed due to darkness.

Guilford’s women (2-0) got off to a good start with a pair of 8-0 doubles victories. Meredith Kelly took the Quakers’ Haley Andrews to three sets before the Quakers’ freshman prevailed, 4-6, 7-5 (7-6), 10-5. Kim Kleimeier also used three sets to knock off Greensboro’s Brittany Cates, 6-0, 2-6, 10-3.

Both Guilford tennis teams are back in action Sunday (2/19) when they open Old Dominion Athletic Conference play at Randolph-Macon College.

Men’s Tennis Match Results
Greensboro vs Guilford
Feb 14, 2012 at Greensboro, NC
(McMichael Centennial Class Courts)
Guilford – 8
Greensboro – 0

Men’s Singles competition
1. Tyler Mercier (GC) def. Matthew Miller (GBRO) 6-0, 6-0
2. Turner Votipka (GC) def. Crosby Simms (GBRO) 6-0, 6-0
3. Clayton Hamilton (GC) def. Matt Moscatello (GBRO) 6-2, 6-0
4. Colin Rapp (GC) def. Nicholas Gillespie (GBRO) 6-2, 6-2
5. Mark Cheong (GC) def. Chris Espinoza (GBRO) 8-2
6. Ben Nelson (GC) vs. Jonathan Deming (GBRO) unfinished

Men’s Doubles competition
1. Tyler Mercier/Clayton Hamilton (GC) def. Crosby Simms/Matthew Miller (GBRO) 8-3
2. Colin Rapp/Turner Votipka (GC) def. Jonathan Deming/Chris Espinoza (GBRO) 8-1
3. Ben Nelson/Mark Cheong (GC) def. Matt Moscatello/Nicholas Gillespie (GBRO) 8-0

Match Notes:
Greensboro 1-1
Guilford 2-2
nonconference match

Women’s Tennis Match Results
Greensboro vs Guilford
Feb 14, 2012 at Greensboro, NC
(McMichael Centennial Class Courts)

Guilford – 9
Greensboro – 0

Women’s Singles competition
1. Haley Andrews (GC) def. Meredith Kelly (GBRO) 4-6, 7-6 (7-4), 10-5
2. Allison Hewitt (GC) def. Kristen Smith (GBRO) 6-0, 6-2
3. Kim Kleimeier (GC) def. Brittany Cates (GBRO) 6-0, 2-6, 10-3
4. Natalie Sutton (GC) def. Elizabeth Adair (GBRO) 6-0, 6-2
5. Dominique Crespo (GC) def. Diana Bravo (GBRO) 6-1, 6-3
6. Meredith Shaffer (GC) def. Danielle Simpson (GBRO) 8-5

Women’s Doubles competition
1. Natalie Sutton/Kim Kleimeier (GC) def. Kristen Smith/Meredith Kelly (GBRO) 8-0
2. Haley Andrews/Allison Hewitt (GC) def. Brittany Cates/Elizabeth Adair (GBRO) 8-0
3. Adelaide Ayres/Dominique Crespo (GC) def. Diana Bravo/Danielle Simpson (GBRO) 9-7

Match Notes:
Greensboro 0-2
Guilford 2-0
nonconference match