Flagler College roundup: Saints tennis teams win again



Flagler College (11-2) rolled to an 8-1 win over Post on Wednesday at Sanlando Park in Altamonte Springs. The Saints swept the singles matches with Hermann Gertmann, Luca Bolla, Felipe Carvalho, Willy Hasselberg, Daniel Arrien and Reid Burrows all winning in straight sets.


Flagler defeated Division I North Carolina Greensboro 5-4 Wednesday at the Flagler Tennis Center. The Saints (11-1) clinched the victory with Mary Jo Nanti’s 6-3, 6-3 win over Alice Taylor at No. 1 singles. It was Nanti’s first match at No. 1 this season. Flagler’s Patrycja Maslanka (No. 3) and Kelly Burge (No. 4) also won in singles. Burge and Lizanne Jinkertz won at No. 1 doubles, and Felicitas Runkel and Hilary Hanton won at No. 3 doubles.


USC Aiken (14-8-1, 3-3) swept visiting Flagler College (19-14, 2-2) in a Peach Belt Conference doubleheader Tuesday, 4-2 in 10 innings and 2-0 in the seven-inning nightcap. Sydney Murphy blasted a three-run homer in the bottom of the 10th to win the opener. Flagler freshman Ally Marcano (15-4) struck out 14 in 9 1/3 innings to increase her season total to 145, which ranks second in Division II. Aiken’s Chandler Terrapin (5-4) tossed a three-hit shutout in the second game. Whitney Woodard went 3 for 5 with a double and a run in the opener and added a hit and a walk in the nightcap for the Saints. Flagler hosts North Georgia today in a doubleheader beginning at 1 p.m.


Flagler College’s women’s team finished fifth in the 14-team Peggy Kirk Bell Memorial Invitational at Tuscawilla Country Club on Tuesday. The Saints shot 302-303-315—920, 24 strokes behind tournament champ Nova Southeastern and four strokes behind fourth-place Rollins. Nova Southeastern’s Michelle Ruiz was the individual medalist with 2-over 218. Flagler’s Miranda Green tied for fourth, carding 76-74-73—223. Linn Weber also finished in the top 10 at 71-76-78—225 to tie for seventh place. Lara Ardler (76-76-83—235) tied for 19th; Pauline Tainton (76-77-81—237) tied for 35th.

Flagler’s men finished 12th Tuesday in the Southeastern Collegiate at Kindrelou Forest Golf Club in Valdosta, Georgia. The Saints shot 301 in the third round to finish at 914. Top-ranked West Florida cruised to a 14-shot victory with 284-297-288—869. West Florida’s Chandler Blanchet was the medalist with a 6-under 210. Noel Anderson (tied for 33rd) led Flagler with 75-77-75—227, followed by Spencer Schindler (tied for 49th, 81-76-73—230), Nicolas Vanegas (tied for 55th, 75-79-77—231) and Jack Kegelmeyer (tied for 62nd, 73-81-78—232).