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Results vs. Piedmont (2007-02-16 16:00:00)

Men's Tennis Splits in Georgia
Sunday, 18 February 2007

Dahlonega, GA---The Pfeiffer men's tennis team split their matches in Georgia this weekend. On Friday Pfeiffer defeated Piedmont College 6-3. Pfeiffer lost 5-4 to North Georgia on Saturday.

Cody Simpson came up big for Pfeiffer on Friday clinching the match for the Falcons at #5 singles. Pfeiffer went up 2-1 after doubles, winning at the #2 and #3 spots. Daniel Morehead and Guilherme Chiaramonti quickly won for Pfeiffer to give the Falcons a 4-1 lead but Piedmont pulled out two tough matches at #1 and #2 singles to get within 4-3.

Simpson split the first two sets and entered the third knowing he had to win(Frank Pouchet at #4 singles had lost his first set). Simpson turned up his concentration and footwork and defeated his opponent 6-3 to clinch the match for Pfeiffer. Pouchet came back and won in three to give the Falcons their 6-3 victory.

Pfeiffer lost a heartbreaker on Saturday 5-4. The Falcons trailed 1-2 after doubles and should have been up 3-0 after #2 and #3 doubles each lost after holding a late break. AJ Flores and Frank Pouchet played a great match at #1 doubles winning 9-8 and giving Pfeiffer a chance going into singles. North Gerogia won at #5 singles but Flores dominated his opponent at #2 singles winning 6-0,6-1 to bring Pfeiffer within 3-2. TJ Maurer lost a tight match at #1 singles but Guilherme Chiaramonti won in three at #3. North Georgia captured #4 singles to win the match. Cody Simpson won at #6 to give Pfeiffer its final point.

Pfeiffer has their first home match of the year Friday at Noon against D-I Samford.

DOUBLES Flores/Pouchet l. Robertson/Gillispie 1-8 Chiaramonte/Maurer w. Leonardo/Madden 8-4 Morehead/Simpson w. LeMaster/Leonardo 8-4 SINGLES Flores l. Robertson 2-6, 4-6 Maurer l. Gillispie 6-2, 0-6, 1-6 Chiaramonte w. Leonardo 6-2, 6-2 Pouchet w. Leonardo 6-7 (5), 7-5 (10-5) Simpson w. Madden 6-3, 2-6, 6-3 Morehead w. LeMaster 6-4, 6-0 FINAL SCORE 6-3
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