Cameron Sweeps UAFS Lions Men’s and Women’s Tennis Teams

Courtesy University of Arkansas at Fort Smith Athletics Department

Both the UAFS men’s and women’s tennis teams faced a tough encounter on Saturday afternoon against Cameron University, but despite several competitive matches, UAFS was swept by Cameron at Fort Smith Athletic Club.

The Lions lost their match 8-1, while the Lady Lions lost a heartbreaker 5-4.

The Lions played hard and fought for every single point in both doubles and singles matches against No. 19-ranked Cameron. The highlight for UAFS was the No. 1 doubles match, where freshmen Chris Ramirez and Jorge Salazar beat Nicolai Ferrigno and Dennis Merdan 8-2.

The Lady Lions also played great matches against very tough No. 11-ranked Cameron.

Junior Whitney Hobson and freshman Taylor Price beat Elle Sholles and Antonia Moberg at No. 3 doubles, securing Lady Lions’ only doubles match win.

The Lady Lion’s continued to play great throughout the singles matches, winning three of six matches.

Junior Amy Belanger beat Sholles at No. 3 singles in a three-set thriller 6-2, 6-7, 6-1. Freshman Abby Thompson played a tough match at No. 5 singles, beating Laura Winter 6-4, 5-7, 10-7. Once again, Hobson won her second straight No. 6 singles match, beating Moberg in straight sets 6-2, 6-1.

The Lady Lions will host NCAA Division I University of Central Arkansas at 1 p.m. on Tuesday at the Fort Smith Athletic Club 

MEN’S TENNIS

NO. 19 CAMERON 8, UAFS 1

SATURDAY

At Fort Smith Athletic Club

Doubles

Jorge Salazar/Chris Ramirez, UAFS, def. Nicolai Ferrigno/Dennis Merdan, Cameron, 8-2

Duje Janjic/Dean Weigelt, Cameron, def. Sean Manning/Caleb Gunsch, UAFS, 8-2

Angelo Lencioni/Joao Fazendiero, Cameron, def. Matt Tabler/Clay Sandefur, UAFS, 8-5

Singles

No. 19 Ferrigno, Cameron, def. Manning, UAFS, 6-1, 6-1

Jorge Gerosi, Cameron, def. Ramirez, UAFS, 6-4, 6-4

No. 46 Janjic, Cameron, def. Salazar, UAFS, 7-6, 6-1

Merdan, Cameron, def. Tabler, UAFS, 6-1, 6-2

Lencioni, Cameron, def. Gunsch, UAFS, 6-0, 6-1

Fazendiero, Cameron, def. Pedro Carvalho, UAFS, 6-1, 6-0

 

WOMEN’S TENNIS

NO. 11 CAMERON 5, UAFS 4

SATURDAY

At Fort Smith Athletic Club

Doubles

Amanda Moberg/Florencia Tornero, Cameron, def. Amy Belanger/Madison Carr, UAFS, 8-1

Julia Puckhaber/Laura Winter, Cameron, def. Masa Podunavac/Abby Thompson, UAFS, 8-2

Taylor Price/Whitney Hobson, UAFS, def. Elle Sholles/Antonia Moberg, Cameron, 8-3

SINGLES

No. 29 Amanda Moberg, Cameron, def. Podunavac, UAFS, 6-2, 6-0

No. 43 Puckhaber, Cameron, def. Price, UAFS, 6-3, 6-0

Belanger, UAFS, def. Sholles, Cameron, 6-2, 6-7, 6-1

Tornero, Cameron, def. Carr, UAFS, 6-3, 6-1

Thompson, UAFS, def. Winter, Cameron, 6-4, 5-7, 10-7

Hobson, UAFS, def. Antonia Moberg, Cameron, 6-2, 6-1

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