Veteran leader Richard Gamble and Daniel Hardesty got the Flames off to a quick start in doubles by downing Austin Essary and Nick Wiseman, 8-2. Kevin Tan and Wes Lemke followed the lead and defeated Steven Johnston and Daniel D’Alto, 8-3. In the No. 3 doubles Alberto Calle and Vincent Audy were awarded a default.
The singles action was more of a test for the Flames. Calle needed a short set before winning over Essary, 6-4, 4-6, 10-5. Gamble had very little trouble in his 6-2, 6-3 win, but Hardesty needed a short set before turning back Johnston, 6-2, 3-6, 10-8.
Tan waltzed past D’Alto 6-0, 6-1 and Audy was a 6-0, 6-0 winner before Lemke closed out the afternoon with a default victory.
The Flames will celebrate part of their Valentine’s Day on the courts of the DeVos Center when they host Georgetown College (Ky.) on Friday at 2 p.m.
The Lee women’s tennis team opened the 2014 season with an easy 9-0 victory over (Memphis) Christian Brothers of the Gulf South Conference. The Lady Flames will be seeking their second win of the new year on Friday when they host Georgetown College (Ky.) in matches slated to begin at 2 p.m.
Lee opened doubles play with Tonya Graner and Maclain Yowarsky winning over Carly Lane and Rebecca Johnston, 6-0, 6-1. Unfortunately that was the only doubles competition of the afternoon. CBU had only three players available for action on Sunday.
The teams of Krista Good /Jodie Rice and Annie Sandberg/Kelsey Lovingood won by forfeit.
In singles competition, McGraner, Yowarsky and Sandberg claimed wins before Rice, Good and Morgan Friedlander won by defaults.
Lee 9, CBU 0
Tonya McGraner (L) def. Carly Lane, 6-0, 6-1
Maclain Yowarsky (L) def. Rebecca Johnston, 6-1, 6-3
Annie Sandberg (L) def. Tyler Napier, Default
Jodie Rice (L) won by default
Krista Good (L) won by default
Morgan Friedlander (L) won by default
Yowarsky/McGraner (L) def. Lane/Johnston, 8-0
Good/Rice (Lee) won by default
Sandberg/Kelsey Lovingood (L) won by default
Lee 9, CBU 0
Alberto Calle (L) def. Austin Essary, 6-4, 4-6, 10-5
Richard Gamble (L) def. Nick Wiseman, 6-2, 6-3
David Hardesty (L) def. Steven Johnston, 6-2, 3-6, 10-8
Kevin Tan (L) def. Daniel D’Ato, 6-0, 6-1
Vincent Audy (L) def. Srvamy Sriraman, 6-0, 6-0
Wes Lemke (L) won by default
Gamble/Hardesty (L) def. Essary/Wiseman, 8-2
Tan/Lemke (L) def. Johnston/D’Ato, 8-3
Calle/Audy (L) won by default