Flames Tennis Suffers Losses To Visiting North Alabama

Saturday, March 18, 2017
Joanna Grzegrzolka earned one of Lee's team points. She defeated Claudia Arroyo 6-0, 6-2 at No. 2 singles.
Joanna Grzegrzolka earned one of Lee's team points. She defeated Claudia Arroyo 6-0, 6-2 at No. 2 singles.
- photo by Lee University
The Lee University tennis teams were swept by visiting University of North Alabama Saturday afternoon at the DeVos Tennis Center. The Flames fell 5-1 to the 45th-ranked Lions, while the Lady Flames lost 5-2.

Both teams will get back on the courts on Mar. 23 against The University of Alabama in Huntsville. The GSC matches are scheduled for 2 p.m. starts.


The Flames (6-3, 1-2 GSC) claimed one of the three doubles matches, but were unable to record any singles win as their six-match win streak came to an end.
North Alabama improved to 7-2 overall and 4-0 in conference play.

Jake Okines and Boyd Blackburn were 8-5 winners at No. 2 doubles against Ray Donovan and Gustavo Girao. Rhys Milne and Igor Schattan took Max Druppel and Benjamin Poire into a tie-breaker before losing 9-8. Daniel Prata and Wes Lemke lost 8-5 to Miguel Garcia and Taylor Ausbon.

Teodor Deljanovksi lost in straight sets by matching 6-3 scores to Druppel. Milne and Schattan took their opponents to three sets before being retired. Milne lost his opening set against Garcia 6-2 and turned the score around to win 6-2 in the second set. Garcia held on for the win with a 6-4 margin in the final set. Schattan and Poire exchanged 6-4 scores to set up a third set where Poire pulled away for a 6-1 win.

The final three singles matches were left unfinished.


North Alabama (6-3, 5-0 GSC) carried a 3-0 lead following doubles competition. Donna Haycock and Claudia Arroyo were 8-2 winners over Francesca Tondi and Marta Garcia-Nieto. Ana Webber and Laura Beth Hardesty fell 8-1 at No. 3 doubles. Joanna Grzegrzolka and Krista Good were doubled-up by Olivera Ngouabeu and Nele Seitz.

Lee (5-2, 2-2 GSC) fought back to win the first two singles matches to pull within one point. Tondi defeated Ngouabeu 6-2 and 6-0, while Grzegrzolka was a 6-0, 6-2 winner over Arroyo.

Nina Linke posted a 6-3, 6-1 win over Garcia-Nieto and Claire DeGeorge knocked off Hardesty 6-4 and 6-2 to claim the team win. The final two matches were unfinished.
Boyd Blackburn teamed with Jake Okines at No. 2 doubles to record Lee's lone win over #45 North Alabama.
Boyd Blackburn teamed with Jake Okines at No. 2 doubles to record Lee's lone win over #45 North Alabama.
- Photo2 by Lee University

PHOTOS: Lady Vols Douse Flames, 100-60

Covenant Tennis Teams Post Wins

The Covenant men's tennis team remained unbeaten in USA South play as the Scots dominated Maryville and took a 9-0 win on Friday afternoon at the MC Tennis Courts. Covenant (9-2, 4-0 USA South) has won eight of its last nine matches and remains perfect in conference play at 4-0 on the year.  On Friday, the Scots controlled play from the start and took additional points ... (click for more)

Volkswagen Sets Press Conference To Announce New Project; Governor Haslam To Attend

Volkswagen has called a press conference at its Chattanooga plant on Monday to announce "a new project." Governor Bill Haslam is among those set to attend. Also taking part will be Antonio Pinto, president and CEO of the Volkswagen Chattanooga plant, and Hinrich J. Woebcken, president and CEO of Volkswagen group of America. The announcement will be at 2:30 p.m. at the plant ... (click for more)

Clark D. Nolan, Accused Of Imprisoning And Assaulting Wife, Found Competent To Stand Trial

A Graysville, Tn., man who allegedly strangled, assaulted and threatened to kill his wife while holding her prisoner in their home is competent to stand trial, according to two forensic evaluators. Psychologist Robert W. Brown Jr. and forensic coordinator Todd Wiggins reported to Sequatchie County General Sessions Court that they evaluated Clark Dean Nolan on charges of aggravated ... (click for more)

Why Are Pictures Of Our President And Vice President Not Hanging At Our Federal Courthouse?

I would like to know why the pictures of our President and Vice President have not been hung in our Federal Courthouse. They have been approved by the White House. Every time I call they tell me they are on order. Tommy Fryar (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Saturday Funnies

As your dress in your best green outfit today so you can join in the Saint Patrick’s Day revelry, here’s a conversation that was overhead at an Irish pub in Killarney. Finnegan is sitting in his favorite corner, using some of the proceeds after selling his friend Michael a donkey. Suddenly Michael bolts in the door and yells, “Hey, Finnegan, that donkey you sold me went and died.' ... (click for more)