SAINT LEO, Fla. – The 15th-ranked Saint Leo men's tennis team took care of business at the Saint Leo Tennis Center on Friday afternoon as they defeated visiting Wayne St. (MI) 8-1.
The Lions (8-3) swept through doubles, using the momentum from a thrilling 9-8 (7-4) victory by Jacobo Gonzalez and Fons Verberne that push the Lions into singles play on a high note. Saint Leo picked up singles wins at every spot except for No. 4 singles en route to the victory. Every singles win came in straight sets and nearly all the wins were by 6-3 scores.
Winners of their third consecutive match, the Lions will return to action on Sunday afternoon when they welcome a tough Southern Indiana team into the Saint Leo Tennis Center.
#15 Saint Leo 8, Wayne State 1
03/08/13 at Saint Leo, Fla. (Saint Leo Tennis Center)
|1. #29 Matt Nicholson-Lewis (SLM) def. Aman Gill (WS-M) 6-3, 6-1|
|2. Bruno Sisti (SLM) def. Mohamed Fazyl Kechai (WS-M) 6-3, 6-3|
|3. Ismail Lemtouni (SLM) def. Thomas Ducret (WS-M) 6-3, 6-2|
|4. Michael FitzGerald (WS-M) def. Jacobo Gonzalez (SLM) 6-2, 5-7, 10-6|
|5. Fons Verberne (SLM) def. Melvin Joseph (WS-M) 6-3, 6-3|
|6. Antoine Raffaelli (SLM) def. Jon Groszek (WS-M) 6-3, 6-2|
|1. Bruno Sisti/Matt Nicholson-Lewis (SLM) def. Aman Gill/Melvin Joseph (WS-M) 8-2|
|2. Ismail Lemtouni/Jake Fleischer (SLM) def. Michael FitzGerald/Mohamed Fazyl Kechai (WS-M) 8-4|
|3. Jacobo Gonzalez/Fons Verberne (SLM) def. Trey Keating/Jason Chen (WS-M) 9-8 (7-4)|
|Wayne State 2-3|
|Saint Leo 8-3; National ranking #15; Regional ranking #7|