No. 10 Men's Tennis tops North Georgia in 2012 season opener
By Matt Green
ROME – The 10th-ranked Shorter University men's tennis team captured four of six singles matches en route to a 5-4 victory over NCAA Division II North Georgia College & State University on Thursday afternoon at the Rome-Floyd Tennis Center.
Lefevre's win at No. 2 singles over North Georgia's Matthew Guida perhaps proved most vital. The Shorter freshman from Maisons Alfort, France defeated Guida in three sets, 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 in the day's only three-setter.
Ferriera and Etienne teamed up to provide Shorter with its lone win in doubles competition. The freshman tandem, playing out of the No. 2 doubles slot, downed North Georgia's pair of Giovani Santos and Brandon Sloan, 8-4, as the Saints won two of three doubles matches to take a 2-1 lead into singles play.
Shorter returns to action on Friday, Feb. 3 when it plays host to a second straight NCAA Division II member, Columbus State University also of the Peach Belt Conference, at 2 pm at the Rome-Floyd Tennis Center.
#10 Shorter 5, North Georgia 4
1: Mateus Camasmie / Matthew Guida (NG) def. Guillaume Ledrap / Romain Lefevre (SU), 8-2
2: Romain Ferriera / Florain Etienne (SU) def. Giovani Santos / Brandon Sloan (NG), 8-4
3: Sam Gantt / Ernesto Farinas (NG) def. Colt Kelley / Arturo Lifshitz (SU), 8-5
1: Camasmie (NG) def. Ledrap (SU), 6-3, 7-5
2: Lefevre (SU) def. Guida (NG), 6-3, 3-6, 7-6
3: Ferriera (SU) def. Santos (NG), 6-1, 6-2
4: Lifshitz (SU) def. Sloan (NG), 6-3, 6-3
5: Etienne (SU) def. Gantt (NG), 6-0, 6-1
6: Farinas (NG) def. Kelley (SU), No Score Reported