Lee netters split shutouts
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The Lee University women's tennis team opened the 2013 season in convincing style by blanking Bethel University 6-0 on Friday at the DeVos Tennis Center, meanwhile the roles were reversed for the Flames as the visitors were the ones recording the shutout.

After Saturday’s match at UT-Chattanooga was postponed due to cold weather, Lee’s next match will be Tuesday as they travel to Alabama to face perennial NAIA powerhouse Auburn-Montgomery.

Tonya Walters began Friday’s Lady Flame victory with a 6-0, 6-2 win, while Jodie Rice followed with a 6-1, 6-1 triumph and Maclain Yowarsky put the finishing touches on the singles events with a 6-0 whitewash.

In doubles, Walters and Tara Garner combined for a 8-2 win. Yowarsky and Christy North and Jodie Rice and Kelsey Lovingood scored the final two doubles wins by 8-0, 8-0 scores.

In the men’s actions, Richard Gamble and teammate Vincent Audy put up a mighty struggle before falling in the No. 1 doubles 9-8 (7-5) before Bethel claimed the 5-0 victory. The event was shortened to only five matches because Bethel scheduled another match at Tennessee Wesleyan later on Friday.

Gamble and Audy managed to win three games in their singles defeat and that closed out the victory for the visitors.

In doubles play, Daniel Hardesty and Patrick Kim dropped their match 8-2, while Fabio Medina and Kevin Tan fell in the No. 3 doubles 8-0.

Match summaries

Lady Flames 6, Bethel 0

Singles

Tonya Walters (L) def. Dasha Klyuyenko (B) 6-0, 6-2

Tara Garner (L) vs Michella Douglas (B) DNF

Jodie Rice (L) def. Connie Oliver (B) 6-1, 6-1

Maclain Yowarsky (L) def. Selina Williams (B) 6-0, 6-0

Christy North (L) vs Jerrica Corley (B) DNF

Katie North (L) vs Breanna Clayton (B) DNF

Doubles

Walters/Garner (L) def. Klyuyenko/Oliver (B) 8-2

Yowarsky/C. North (L) def. Douglas/Williams (B) 8-0

Rice/Kelsey Lovingood (L) def. Corley/Clayton (B) 8-0

Bethel 5, Flames 0

Singles

Peter Baca (B) def. Richard Gamble (L) 6-1, 6-2

Robin Demasse (B) def. Vincent Audy (L) 6-3, 6-0

Fabio Medina (L) vs Paolo Vecchi (B) DNF

Daniel Hardesty (L) vs Travis Hyman (B) DNF

Patrick Kim (L) vs Eduardo Espinar (B) DNF

Kevin Tan (L) vs Kristian Takac (B) DNF

Doubles

Baca/Demasse (B) def. Gamble/Audy (L) 9-8 (7-5)

Vecchi/Takac (B) def. Hardesty/Kim (L) 8-2

Espinar/Hyman (B) def. Medina/Tan (L) 8-0