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Wingate tops Barton in Sunday action
Monday, 03/23/2009

Wingate, N.C.----The Wingate University Bulldogs defeated the Bulldogs of Barton College in men’s and women’s tennis action Sunday afternoon. The Wingate men (4-4 overall) defeated Barton (4-5 overall) 6-3. The Wingate women (7-4 overall) defeated Barton (1-8 overall) 7-2.


For the Wingate men, freshman Matthew Lichtenstein (Darnestown, Md.) won his singles and doubles match Sunday afternoon. He defeated freshman Pier-Alexandre Desilets (Quebec, Canada) 6-4, 6-4 in number five singles actions. Lichtenstein teamed with senior Jose Valarezo (Guayaquil, Ecuador) to defeat junior Matthew Jackman (England) and sophomore Diego Salinas (Mexico City, Mexico) 8-5 in number three doubles action.


The host Bulldogs went 5-1 in singles action. Sophomore Mitchell Lvovsky (Dania, Fla.) defeated Jackman 7-6 and 6-1 in number two singles action while Wingate sophomore Braeden Patchell (Oakville, Ontario) won the first set 6-1 over sophomore Chris Martel (Burlington, Vt.) before Martel retired due to an injury. Wingate freshman Andrew Owen (Kitchener, Ontario) added a 6-3, 6-3 win in number four singles over Salinas while Freshman Flavio Rathsam (Sao Paulo, Brazil) won 6-1, 6-2 over sophomore Leandro Peron (Santana de Parnaiba, Brazil).


For Barton, sophomore Cesar Grobel (Sao Paulo, Brazil) went 2-0 on the day, topping Wingate freshman Bruno Pudence (Sao Paulo, Brazil) 6-1, 6-2 in number one doubles while teaming with Martel to defeat Patchell and sophomore Louis Villarroel (Maraval, Trinidad) 8-2 in number one doubles.


On the women’s side, Wingate sophomores Kara Stasikelis (Greer, S.C.) and Zoe Hartas (Sydney, Australia) along with freshman Ewa Opala (Redziny, Poland) went 2-0 on the afternoon. Stasikelis defeated freshman Lindsay Toth (Sewickley, Pa.) 6-2, 6-1 in number one singles, while teaming with junior Pierce Dillard (Simpsonville, S.C.) to pick up an 8-3 win in number two doubles.


Hartas defeated senior Summer Chase (Snow Hill, N.C.) 6-1, 6-1 in number three doubles, while teaming with Opala for an 8-3 win in number three doubles. Opala added a 6-1, 6-0 win in number six doubles over freshman Ahday Newsome (Duncanville, Texas). 


Junior Hollyn Alberghini (Stanfield, N.C.) rallied for a victory in number four doubles, defeating junior Kristen Packer (Burlington, N.C.) 6-7, 6-1, 10-8. Freshman Samantha Alschlager (Indian Trail, N.C.) picked up a 6-0, 6-3 win in number five singles over Blair Burke.


For Barton, senior Jessica Galasso (Winston-Salem, N.C.) was a perfect 2-0 on the afternoon. She teamed with Toth to defeat Alberghini and Alschlager 8-5 in number one doubles. Galasso followed that with a 6-2, 6-1 win over Dillard in number two singles.

Both Wingate teams return to action Tuesday, hosting Lenoir-Rhyne at 2:30 p.m. Barton travels to Lenoir-Rhyne Monday for a 2 p.m. start.



SUNDAY, MARCH 22, 2009


#1 Cesar Grobel (BC) def. Bruno Pudence (WIN) 6-1, 6-2

#2 Mitchell Lvovsky (WIN) def. Matt Jackman (BC) 7-6 (5), 6-1

#3 Braeden Patchell (WIN) def. Chris Martel (BC) 6-1, retired (injury)

#4 Drew Owen (WIN) def. Diego Salinas (BC) 6-3, 6-3

#5 Matthew Lichtenstein (WIN) def. Pier-Alexandre Desilets (BC) 6-4, 6-4

#6 Flavio Rathsam (WIN) def. Leandro Peron (BC) 6-1, 6-2



#1 Grobel/Martel (BC) def. Patchell/Louis Villarroel (WIN) 8-2 

#2 Desilets/Peron (BC) def. Pudence/Rathsam (WIN) 8-2

#3 Lichtenstein/Jose Valarezo (WIN) def. Jackman/Salinas (BC) 8-5


RECORDS: Wingate 4-4 overall, Barton 4-5 overall



SUNDAY, MARCH 22, 2009



#1 Kara Stasikelis (WIN) def. Lindsay Toth (BC) 6-2, 6-1

#2 Jessica Galasso (BC) def. Pierce Dillard (WIN) 6-2, 6-1

#3 Zoe Hartas (WIN) def. Summer Chase (BC) 6-1, 6-1

#4 Hollyn Alberghini (WIN) def. Kristen Packer (BC) 6-7 (7), 6-1, 10-8 (ST)

#5 Samantha Alschlager (WIN) def. Blair Burke (BC) 6-0, 6-3

#6 Ewa Opala (WIN) def. Ahdai Newsome (BC) 6-1, 6-0



#1 Toth/Galasso (BC) def. Alberghini/Alschlager (WIN) 8-5

#2 Stasikelis/Dillard (WIN) def. Chase/Burke (BC) 8-3

#3 Hartas/Opala (WIN) def. Packer/Newsome (BC) 8-3



Wingate 7-4 overall; Barton 1-8 overall


Next matches for Wingate:

Wingate men and women host Lenoir-Rhyne (Tuesday, March 24; 2:30 p.m. first serve)