SAINT LEO, Fla. – The Saint Leo men's tennis team (9-4) dropped a narrow 5-4 decision to the No.9-ranked Columbus State Cougars (10-1), Friday afternoon from the Saint Leo Tennis Center.
The regional contest saw a regrouped Lions' lineup collect one doubles win, before Columbus rallied to take three-of-six in the singles portion, claiming the match.
The Lions' top doubles tandem of Alou Adjenak and Victor Lozier trumped the No.6 Cougars' team of Martin Shishkov and Olivier Simonet for the squads lone doubles point.
Saint Leo quickly tied the match as Adjenak and Lozier posted a pair of singles victories. Adjenak went 6-2, 6-4 over Simonet, while Lozier bounced Divljak in a three-set thriller, 6-2, 4-6, 7-5. After the Cougars jumped ahead again, Jacobo Gonzalez-Tarrio tied the match with a 7-5, 6-1 win over Oussama Zoghlami.
Unfortunately, Saint Leo was edged at the six-flight as Columbus State laid claim to the win.
Saint Leo will return to the court on Saturday, March 10, when they host Indianapolis. First serve is set for 11 a.m.
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