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No. 3 Georgia Too Much For Razorback Netters

BY ANDRES FOCIL
No. 3 Georgia Too Much For Razorback Netters

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The No. 33 Arkansas men’s tennis team was beat Sunday by defending national champions Georgia, 7-0, at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex in Athens, Ga. The Razorbacks’ lone win of the dual came at No. 2 doubles as Colin Mascall and Dmitry Lebedev teamed to beat Luis Flores and Josh Varela, 8-7, the Razorback duo’s first win as a team.

Georgia (16-1, 6-0) picked up the doubles point with wins at the first and third doubles positions. Jamie Hunt and Nate Schnugg, the 31st-ranked team in the nation, defeated Blake Strode and Taylor King, 8-2 The Bulldogs clinched the point when Drake Bernstein and Travis Helgeson picked up an 8-3 win over Matt Hogan and Bradwin Williams.

Schnugg and Josh Varela gave the home team a 3-0 lead with wins at No. 2 and 6 singles, respectively. Schnugg, the eighth-ranked player in the nation, topped Mascall, 6-2, 6-1, while Varela also won in straight sets over Williams, 6-0, 6-1.

No. 63 Luis Flores clinched the match for the Bulldogs with a 6-2, 6-1 victory over Lebedev. At No. 3 singles, No. 63 Hunt beat Hogan, 6-3, 6-3, to push Georgia’s lead to 5-0. Christian Vitulli followed with a win against Chris Nott, 6-4, 6-4.

Strode, No. 90 in the nation, pushed the sixth-ranked Helgeson, but fell in two tight sets, 6-4, 7-5, to complete the sweep for Georgia.

Arkansas (10-8, 2-4) will return to action Friday at the George M. Billingsley Tennis Center against Florida. First serve is scheduled for 1 p.m. CT. Log on to www.hogwired.com for continued coverage of Razorback tennis.

#3 Georgia 7, #33 Arkansas 0

March 23, 2008

Athens, Ga.

Singles

1. #6 Travis Helgeson (UGA) def. #90 Blake Strode (UA), 6-4, 7-5

2. #8 Nate Schnugg (UGA) def. Colin Mascall (UA), 6-2, 6-1

3. #36 Jamie Hunt (UGA) def. Matt Hogan (UA), 6-3, 6-3

*4. #63 Luis Flores (UGA) def. Dmtry Lebedev (UA), 6-2, 6-1

5. Christian Vitulli (UGA) def. Chris Nott (UA), 6-4, 6-4

6. Josh Varela (UGA) def. Bradwin Williams (UA), 6-0, 6-1

Doubles

1. #31 Jamie Hunt/Nate Schnugg (UGA) def. Blake Strode/Taylor King (UA) 8-2

2. Dmtry Lebedev/Colin Mascall (UA) def. Luis Flores/Josh Varela (UGA), 8-7

3. Drake Bernstein/Travis Helgeson (UGA) def. Matt Hogan/Bradwin Williams (UA), 8-3

Order of Finish: Doubles (1, 3, 2); Singles (2, 6, 4*, 3, 5, 1)

* – clinching match



Sports Category : Tennis (M)