SAINT LEO, Fla. – The Saint Leo men's tennis team (11-5) posted its third consecutive shutout, and ninth of the season, as they overpowered New York Institute of Technology (NYIT), 9-0, Friday afternoon from the Saint Leo Tennis Center.
Surrendering just six points in a doubles sweep of the Bears (5-3), the Lions netted six consecutive wins on the singles side to oust the visitors.
The Lions began the afternoon with a dominating performance in the doubles portion as Jake Fleischer and Aloua Adjenak dusted Filip Van Eylen and Vojaslav Pecikoza, 8-1, at the No.3 position. Meanwhile, the Lions' top-flight tandem, ranking No.21 in the country, of Matt Nicholson-Lewis and Victor Lozier conquered Dustin Wenchel and Julian Marcon, 8-2, while Jacobo Gonzalez-Tarrio and Jose Morales concluded the sweep with an 8-3 win at the No.2 slot.
With each player posting consecutive-set wins in singles, Fleischer used a 6-2, 6-1 win at No.5 singles to clinch the match for the Lions. Gonzalez-Tarrio and Nicholson-Lewis also highlighted the win with impressive 6-2, 6-0 and 6-3, 6-0 victories.
"Today was a great complete team performance," said Head Coach James Bryce. "From the start we came out with energy and kept it rolling all day."
The Lions will return to action on Sunday, March 25, when they host Lindenwood in non-region action. Opening serve is set for 1 p.m.
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