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Pioneer win streak ends to #24 North Georgia, 4-2

Pioneer win streak ends to #24 North Georgia, 4-2
  • GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- Tusculum University had its streak of five straight victories come to an end Sunday afternoon as 24th-ranked University of North Georgia picked up a 4-2 win at the Nichols Tennis Complex in non-conference men's tennis action.

The Nighthawks (4-1) won the next-to-last singles match in three sets to defeat the Pioneers (6-2), who dropped the doubles point but earned two straight-set wins in singles to narrow the gap.

In singles, Frank Bonacia beat Daniel Ostap 7-5, 6-4 at flight two and Leon Huck earned a 6-1, 6-3 win at flight three over Paul Pahun. However, the Nighthawks' Mark Laishley came from a set down to beat Vadzim Raitsou 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 at flight five for the victory.

The Pioneers will be back home on Wednesday, March 4 to host Anderson in a South Atlantic Conference match beginning at 2 p.m.

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