SAINT LEO, Fla. – In much the same way it started the season on Friday, the No. 12 Saint Leo men's tennis posted a near-carbon copy of their female counterparts as the Lions swept Southeastern (Fla.), 9-0 in opening weekend action from the Saint Leo Tennis Center.
Pushing past some tough opponents in the top three singles positions, the Lions used some early-season perseverance to pull out the tough wins. The remainder of the Lions' lineup breezed through their competition.
Today's victory, accompanied by yesterday's win over St. Thomas, sees the Lions not having surrendered a team point in consecutive sweeps.
Saint Leo will have nearly a week to prepare for its next competition when they travel to Savannah, Ga. and take on Georgia College on Saturday, February 9.
#12 Saint Leo 9, Southeastern (Fla.) 0
02/02/13 at Saint Leo, Fla. (Saint Leo Tennis Center)
|1. #21 Aloua Adjenak (SLM) def. Sergei Krasilnikov (SEU) 6-1, 6-4|
|2. #29 Matt Nicholson-Lewis (SLM) def. Andrew Dickens (SEU) 6-3, 6-4|
|3. Bruno Sisti (SLM) def. Jordan Harris (SEU) 6-4, 6-2|
|4. Ismail Lemtouni (SLM) def. David Adams (SEU) 6-0, 6-1|
|5. Jacobo Gonzalez (SLM) def. Luke Witte (SEU) 6-0, 6-0|
|6. Fons Verberne (SLM) def. Will May (SEU) 6-0, 6-2|
|1. Victor Lozier/Ismail Lemtouni (SLM) def. Sergei Krasilnikov/Jordan Harris (SEU) 8-3|
|2. Matt Nicholson-Lewis/Bruno Sisti (SLM) def. Andrew Dickens/David Adams (SEU) 8-2|
|3. Antoine Raffaelli/Fons Verberne (SLM) def. Luke Witte/Will May (SEU) 8-0|
|Southeastern (Fla.) 0-2|
|Saint Leo 2-0; National ranking #12; Regional ranking #5|