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YHC men’s tennis falls in Atlanta

September 18, 2010

by Ethan Burch, Sports Editor
with information from wire reports

Atlanta — The Young Harris College men’s tennis team opened its fall season Friday at the SCAD-Atlanta Invitational.The Mountain Lion netters had some mixed results, but overall head coach Jacob Turner was pleased with some of the positive results.

“It was a long day, with lots of ups and downs,” Turner said. “The highlight of the day was the play of freshman Victoria Herndon (on the women’s team who was undefeated on the day in both singles and doubles) and freshman Taylor Hamala. Both Victoria and Taylor won their Main Draw singles matches by fighting hard and overcoming some nerves at times. I am hopefully that tomorrow (Saturday) we will be able to pick up our play in both singles and doubles and come out with some more positive results.”

In the Men’s A Flight Singles Main Draw, Mitchell Midkiff fell to Salif Kante, 6-0, 6-0 and Koren Gottenbos lost to Jack Anton, 6-1, 6-0. Martin Harach dropped a hard-fought match to Ismail Lemtoni, 7-5, 7-5.  In the consolation bracket, Gottenbos lost to Harach, 6-3 and then retired. Akeen Bryon topped Midkiff 6-1, 6-4.

In the Men’s B Flight Singles Main Draw, Jacob Greene was blanked by Christian Beling, 6-0, 6-0 and Jacon Scarborough fell to Ali Vazin Homedani, 6-0, 6-0. Hamala won his match over Nathan Singleton, 6-3, 7-6 (7-2). In consolation play, Singleton topped Scarborough, 6-3, 6-1.

In men’s doubles play, Scarborough and Green lost to Konte and Bryan, 8-0 and Harach and Gottenbos defeated Beling and Singleton, 8-5. Midkiff and Hamala dropped a hard-fought 8-5 decision to Lemtouri and Homedani.

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