GC Men’s Tennis Beats LaGrange 8-1; Women Fall 8-1

The Pride men’s tennis team won its second straight decision and fourth of its past five in an 8-1 win over LaGrange, while the women fell at home to the Panthers 8-1. The men are now 5-4 overall and 4-1 in the USA South, while the women drop to 2-7 overall and 2-5 in the conference.

The men rolled through doubles play on Friday with a perfect 3-0 mark. Zach Passman and Kyle Gatti won at number one 8-2, Ian Weiner and Matthew Troy came away victorious 8-6 at two, with Brett Graeser and Keneau Fletcher capping the sweep with an 8-4 win at three.

Greensboro continued to roll in singles, winning at positions one through five to clinch the match. Passman came out on top 6-1, 6-0 at one, Gatti breezed 6-3, 6-2 at two, Graeser won 6-4, 6-1 at three, Troy battled for a 7-6 (1), 6-4 win at four and Matt Moscatello closed out the wins with a 6-1, 6-2 victory at five. Chris Espenoza nearly completed the 9-0 sweep, but dropped a hard fought match in the number six spot.

Meredith Kelly earned the lone win for The Pride on the women’s side, winning 6-3, 6-3 in the one singles position. Kelly and Elizabeth Adair came up short in a hotly contested doubles match at one 8-5, and Paige Brown was outlasted in the two singles spot 7-6 (7), 6-0.

Both teams will be back at home on Saturday against Piedmont. The matches will begin at 10 a.m. at Hester Park. The women will recognize seniors Meredith Kelly and Elizabeth Adair prior to the start.

Mens Tennis
Greensboro College 8, LaGrange 1
Mar 29, 2013 at Greensboro, NC (Hester Park)
Singles competition
1. Zach Passman (GCM) def. Alex Glass (LCM) 6-1, 6-0
2. Kyle Gatti (GCM) def. Steve Wendel (LCM) 6-3, 6-2
3. Brett Graeser (GCM) def. Kevin Folsom (LCM) 6-4, 6-1
4. Matthew Troy (GCM) def. Wade Fegley (LCM) 7-6 (6-1), 6-4
5. Matt Moscatello (GCM) def. Solomon Jones (LCM) 6-1, 6-2
6. Stevie Harrison (LCM) def. Chris Espinoza (GCM) 7-6 (6-3), 6-1

Doubles competition
1. Zach Passman/Kyle Gatti (GCM) def. Alex Glass/Wade Fegley (LCM) 8-2
2. Ian Weiner/Matthew Troy (GCM) def. Steve Wendel/Kevin Folsom (LCM) 8-6
3. Brett Graeser/Keanau Fletcher (GCM) def. Solomon Jones/Stevie Harrison (LCM) 8-4

Match Notes
LaGrange 3-8, 2-5 USAS
Greensboro College 5-4, 4-1 USAS

Women’s Tennis
LaGrange 8, Greensboro 1
Mar 29, 2013 at Greensboro, NC (Hester Park)
Singles competition
1. Meredith Kelly (GCW) def. Caroline Brasier (LCW) 6-3, 6-3
2. Kelsey Ellison (LCW) def. Paige Brown (GCW) 7-6 (7-5), 6-0
3. Blake Alford (LCW) def. Elizabeth Adair (GCW) 6-1, 6-1
4. Leslie Smith (LCW) def. Margaret Dubey (GCW) 6-3, 6-1
5. Morgan McDonald (LCW) def. Alice Traub (GCW) 6-0, 6-0
6. Madison McDonald (LCW) def. Anne-Marie Green (GCW) 6-0, 6-0

Doubles competition
1. Caroline Brasier/Kelsey Ellison (LCW) def. Meredith Kelly/Elizabeth Adair (GCW) 8-5
2. Bri Gooden-Browne/Leslie Smith (LCW) def. Paige Brown/Margaret Dubey (GCW) 8-3
3. Morgan McDonald/Madison McDonald (LCW) def. Anne-Marie Green/Alice Traub (GCW) 8-1

Match Notes
LaGrange 7-4, 5-3 USAS
Greensboro 2-7, 2-5 USAS