BUIES CREEK, N.C. – Longwood men’s and women’s tennis traveled south for a Big South matchup against the Campbell Camels. The Lancers fell in both contests by scores of 7-0 and 6-1.
No. 1: CAM Damien Nezar def. LWU Guillermo Cagigas 6-7 (7), 6-4, 10-5
No. 2: CAM Tomas Balazi def. LWU Timeo Puech 7-5, 7-5
No. 3: CAM Lukas Steffen def. LWU Ernest Rocabert 6-1, 6-3
No. 4: CAM Benjamin Maes def. LWU Lukas Krause 6-1, 6-1
No. 5: CAM Leon Petko def. LWU Alejandro Uribe 7-6 (6), 6-3
No. 6: CAM Robin Angles def. LWU Gary Huang 6-2, 6-2
No. 1: CAM Tamsin Hart def. LWU Emma Nurgazieva 6-2, 6-4
No. 2: LWU Maria Saez def. CAM Lena Karlovcan 6-4, 6-2
No. 3: CAM Mialy Ranaivo def. LWU Karina Rizvanova 6-3, 6-3
No. 4: CAM Anna-Marie Kopecka def. LWU Sophia Marchetta 3-6, 6-2, 7-6 (5)
No. 5: CAM Mariana Ossa def. LWU Wiktoria Czerny 6-2, 6-1
No. 6: CAM Abbie Tyler def. LWU Nina Hederich 6-3, 6-1
No. 1: CAM Balazi/Petko def. LWU Cagigas/Puech 6-3
No. 2: LWU Uribe/Rocabert vs. CAM Nezar/Maes 4-3 (DNF)
No. 3: CAM Angles/Lukstins def. LWU Huang/Reis 6-2
No. 1: CAM Ranaivo/Kopecka def. LWU Nurgazieva/Rizvanova 6-0
No. 2: LWU Saez/Hederich vs. CAM Tyler/Prospalova 4-3 (DNF)
No. 3: CAM Ossa/Karlovcan def. LWU Marchetta/Czerny 6-4
HOW IT HAPPENED:
Both duals began with doubles play, and the men’s and women’s matches played out very similarly. Campbell took the doubles point in both duals due to winning at the No. 1 and No. 3 spots while both matches at No. 2 were left unfinished.
After Emma Nurgazieva dropped her match at No. 1, Maria Saez claimed a 6-4, 6-2 win at No. 2 over Campbell’s Lena Karlovcan. Following Saez’s victory, Campbell clinched the dual meet win with a victory over Karina Rizvanova.
Sophia Marchetta claimed an opening set victory at No. 4, but ultimately fell 6-3, 2-6, 6-7 (5) in her contest. Campbell earned victories at No. 5 and No. 6, leading to their Big South win.
On the men’s side, Guillermo Cagigas opened singles play with a dramatic match against Campbell’s Damien Nezar. Despite winning the first set by a tiebreaker, Cagigas dropped the final two sets to lose the opening point.
Timeo Puech battled to a seventh point in both sets at No. 2, but ultimately lost his point. Following a win at No. 3, Campbell clinched their dual meet win to move to 10-4 overall on the season.
WHAT THEY SAID:
“Tough match for the ladies today,” said Longwood Director of Tennis Adam Jackson. “We had some opportunities but weren’t able to capitalize. We are focused on North Carolina A&T now.”
“The guys played with a lot of heart at the top of the lineup today,” said Jackson. “We are fighting well in a lot of spots and will be tough if we can get healthy.”
Men’s and women’s tennis head south to take on North Carolina A&T on Tuesday, March 21st. First match is set to begin at 1 p.m.
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