SAINT LEO, Fla. – The No. 8 Saint Leo University men's tennis team advanced its record to 5-2 on the season with an 8-1 victory over Walsh University on Sunday afternoon at the Saint Leo Tennis Center. With the loss, Walsh drops to a record of 3-3.
In doubles action, the duo of Matt Nicholson-Lewis and Victor Lozier defeated Ross Whittaker and Iagos Lucca 8-1 at the No. 2 slot. Walsh answered back with their lone victory of the afternoon next, earning an 8-1 win at the No. 1 position as the tandem of Pablo Cabezon and Carlos Jaque defeated Fons Verberne and Aloua Adjenak.
In singles play, Nicholoson-Lewis picked up the first victory of the afternoon, defeating Whittaker, 6-1, 6-1 at the No. 2 position. Sisti finished next, picking up a 6-3, 7-5 win at No. 1 singles over Cabezon to pull the Lions ahead to a 4-1 lead.
Adjenak won next, defeating Jaque 6-1, 7-6 (7-5) at the No. 3 flight, before Nurmio defeated Lucca 6-2, 6-2 at No. 4 singles.
The Lions closed out the day with two quick victories as Gonzalez-Tarrio defeated Thomas 6-0, 6-0 at No. 5 singles, and Verberne earned a 6-0, 6-1 victory over Porelance in the No. 6 slot.
The Saint Leo men's tennis team returns to action on Monday, March 3, when they take on sixth-ranked Concordia University (N.Y.) at a neutral site in St. Augustine, Fla. Match time is set for 1:00 p.m.
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