SAINT LEO, Fla. – Down 2-1 after doubles competition, the Saint Leo men’s tennis team rallied to win five of the six singles matches to post a 6-3 victory over the visiting University of Indianapolis on Tuesday afternoon from the SLU Tennis Complex.
The match had an ominous start as SLU dropped No. 1 and No. 3 doubles by identical 8-6 scores. Only Pablo Chavez and Jose Morales managed to get an 8-4 win at the No. 2 spot to keep the visiting Greyhounds from sweeping the doubles.
Once it became time to move to singles, Head Coach Tim Crosby’s team managed to turn it on. The Lions got a nice win from Chavez at No. 1 singles and Yves Jacobs followed it up at the No. 2 spot with a comeback win after dropping the first set. He rallied from a 7-5 loss to roll through the next two 6-1 and 6-4.
Rich MacLachlan had the most thrilling win of the day as he also rallied after a 6-3 loss in game one to win 7-6 in game two, with a 7-2 tiebreak win, and close it out with a 6-4 win in game three.
Morales and Diego Timoteo also posted wins to solidfy the Lions’ first team victory in the last four matches.
Saint Leo will try and put together a win streak as they next face Flagler College on Thursday afternoon. The match will get underway at 3:00 p.m. on the courts at the SLU Tennis Complex.