TENNIS

Pacers sweep Crusaders at USC Aiken Tennis Complex


The nationally-ranked USC Aiken tennis teams swept North Greenville on Thursday afternoon at the USCA Tennis Complex.


The nationally 35th-ranked USCA men (3-1) claimed a 6-1 victory over the North Greenville men (1-4).


The nationally 44th-ranked USCA women (6-2) acquired a 7-2 win over the North Greenville women (1-4).


The Pacer men swept the doubles action with the No. 3 doubles duo of Ettore Damiani and Lucas Gobbi blanking North Greenville’s James Klempin and John Melson, 8-0.


Patrick Stiebinger picked up the biggest win of the day for the Pacer men in singles. He downed North Greenville’s Guilherme Ferreira 6-1, 6-0 at No. 2 singles.


In the women’s match, North Greenville obtained the win in two out of the three doubles matches.


The Pacers rebounded by sweeping all six singles flights in its eventual 7-2 victory.


USCA’s Kim Beyer picked up her first win of the year at No. 6 singles with a 1-6, 6-1, 10-3 win over North Greenville’s Haley Hardwick.


Because of weather forcing scheduling changes for their next two upcoming matches, the nationally-ranked Pacer tennis teams will now next return to action by hosting Benedict at the USCA Tennis Complex on March 1 at 2 p.m.


SOFTBALL

Georgia Mil. College 5-8, Aiken Technical College 4-10


Tiffany Osmanski took the road loss for the Knights in the first game before winning the second game in the circle.