No.18-ranked Men’s Tennis Falls to No.2 Embry-Riddle

No.18-ranked Men’s Tennis Falls to No.2 Embry-Riddle

SAINT LEO, Fla. – The no.18-ranked Saint Leo men's tennis team (14-6) saw their six-match winning streak stopped at the hands of the no.2-ranked Embry-Riddle Eagles falling by the final score of 5-0, Saturday afternoon from the Saint Leo Tennis Center.

The match was the final regular season contest for the Lions and also marked the final home competitions for Jose Morales and Yves Jacobs.

The Eagles, a perennial national championship contender at the NAIA level, used a doubles sweep of the Lions to propel them to the victory.

The Lions best chance at a point came at top-flight doubles as the eighth-ranked tandem of Matt Nicholson-Lewis and Victor Lozier fell to the nation's top team in Adrian Bayh and Patrick Besch, 8-6.

Aloua Adjenak nearly upset the No.1 ranked singles player in Chris Freeman, but a 1-0 set advantage was overturned as Freeman came back to claim a 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 win.

The men, who finished fourth in the Sunshine State Conference, will now begin preparations for the SSC Tournament which is scheduled to begin on Thursday, April 19, in Lakeland, Fla. Florida Southern College will act as host for the tournament. Opponents and times are yet to be determined.

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