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L-R Men Notch First Win, Ladies Lose PDF Print
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Thursday, 28 March 2013 08:16

The Lenoir-Rhyne Men's Tennis Team (1-7) notched its first win of the year, 5-4, over Barton (4-8) Wednesday afternoon at Hickory High School.

L-R picked up singles victories at No. 2, No. 4 and No. 5 by senior Kilian Symalla (Wolfsburg, Germany), sophomore John Christian Reid (Claremont, N.C.) and freshman Matthew Ledford (Lincolnton, N.C.), respectively.
Symalla earned a 6-0, 6-2 victory over Barton's Jorge Pradilla (Bogota, Columbia) at second singles and Ledford clinched the match by prevailing at fifth singles against the Bulldogs' Mihnea Tomoas (Apex, N.C.), 6-0, 7-6 (8-6).
In the women's match, the Barton Women's Tennis Team (8-6) defeated Lenoir-Rhyne (0-8), 6-3, Wednesday afternoon in a non-conference affair at Hickory High School. Despite the loss, sophomore Maggie Brown (Cranford, N.J.) won at both fifth singles and third doubles for the Bears.
Brown and junior Lacey Lapp (Maitland, Fla.) defeated Caroline Fischer (Socorro, Brazil) and Francesca Del Pozo (Lima, Peru), 8-4, at third doubles. Lenoir-Rhyne freshman Amanda Bryan (Taylorsville, N.C.) also won in singles play, downing Kristy Lievense (Wilson, N.C.), 7-6, 5-7 and 10-8, at No. 6.
Lenoir-Rhyne next faces Brevard on the road in a South Atlantic Conference match on Thursday beginning at 2:00 p.m. Barton hosts Lees-McRae in a Conference Carolinas match on Saturday beginning at 1:00 p.m.

NCAA Division II Men's Tennis Final
Lenoir-Rhyne 5, Barton 4
March 27, 2013 at Hickory, N.C.
Hickory High School
Singles competition:

1. Rafael Ruiz Velasco (BARTON) def. David Richardson (L-R), 6-3, 7-6
2. Kilian Symalla (L-R) def. Jorge Pradilla (BARTON), 6-2, 6-0
3. Nick Genest (BARTON) def. Filip Dobrosavljevic (L-R), 6-2, 6-2
4. John Christian Reid (L-R) def. Daniel Radu (BARTON), 6-4, 7-5
5. Matthew Ledford (L-R) def. Mihnea Tomos (BARTON), 6-0, 7-6 (8-6)
6. Jordan Lawson (L-R) won by default

Doubles competition:
1. Jorge Pradilla/Nick Genest (BARTON) def. Filip Dobrosavljevic/Kilian Symalla (L-R), 8-5
2. Rafael Ruiz Velasco/Daniel Radu (BARTON) def. John Christian Reid/David Richardson (L-R), 8-6
3. Dylan Millwood/Jordan Lawson (L-R) won by default

Records: Barton (4-8), Lenoir-Rhyne (1-7)

NCAA Division II Women's Tennis Final
Barton 6, Lenoir-Rhyne 3
March 27, 2013 at Hickory, N.C.
Hickory High School
Singles competition:

1. Smiljana Kljajic (BARTON) def. Ivey Tant (L-R), 6-2, 6-0
2. Alicia Lasry (BARTON) def. Kelsey Love (L-R), 6-1, 6-1
3. Meredith Pruden (BARTON) def. Lacey Lapp (L-R), 6-0, 6-1
4. Lindsey Frederick (BARTON) def. Nateesha Hurtt (L-R), won by injury default
5. Maggie Brown (L-R) def. Caroline Fischer (BARTON), 6-3, 6-3
6. Amanda Bryan (L-R) def. Kristy Lievense (BARTON), 7-6, 5-7, 10-8

Doubles competition:

1. Lindsey Frederick/Meredith Pruden (BARTON) def. Nateesha Hurtt/Ivey Tant (L-R), 8-6
2. Smiljana Kljajic/Alicia Lasry (BARTON) def. Amanda Bryan/Kelsey Love (L-R), 8-2
3. Maggie Brown/Lacey Lapp (L-R) def. Caroline Fischer/Francesca Del Pozo (BARTON), 8-4

Barton (8-6), Lenoir-Rhyne (0-8)


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