No. 12 Lions Fall to Defending Champs

SAVANNAH, Ga. – The Saint Leo men's and women's tennis teams both suffered their first setbacks of 2013 as the men fell 9-0 and the women dropped an 8-1 decision to the defending NCAA Division II National Champions in top-ranked Armstrong Atlantic State University on Sunday afternoon at Bacon Park.

The most impressive performance of the day came from the women's doubles duo of Laura Kemkes and Emily Singleton upset the top-ranked Armstrong tandem of Barbora Krtickova and Aleksndra Filipovski, 8-4.  The victory served as a highlight in Head Coach James Bryce's revised lineup.

Recovering from the tough loss, both teams will look to return to Florida as they travel to Lakeland and face Florida Southern in each team's Sunshine State Conference debuts. The matches are scheduled to get underway at 3:00 p.m.

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#1 Armstrong 8, #12 Saint Leo 1
02/10/13 at Savannah, Ga. (Bacon Park) 

Singles competition

1. #2 Barbora Krtickova (ARMSTRNG) def. #18 Laura Kemkes (SLW) 6-0, retired

2. #8 Aleksndra Filipovski (ARMSTRNG) def. Coralie Pesenti (SLW) 6-0, 6-2

3. #14 Marlen Hacke (ARMSTRNG) def. Maria Benkirane (SLW) 6-1, 6-4

4. #13 Olga Kalodzitsa (ARMSTRNG) def. Pauline Helgesson (SLW) 6-2, 6-1

5. #33 Clara Perez (ARMSTRNG) def. Emily Singleton (SLW) 6-4, 6-1

6. Natasha Vukovic (ARMSTRNG) def. Adrianna Daszkiewicz (SLW) 6-1, 6-0

 

Doubles competition

1. Laura Kemkes/Emily Singleton (SLW) def. #1 Barbora Krtickova/Aleksndra Filipovski (ARMSTRNG) 8-4

2. #6 Marlen Hacke/Olga Kalodzitsa (ARMSTRNG) def. Maria Benkirane/Pauline Helgesson (SLW) 8-4

3. Clara Perez/Natasha Vukovic (ARMSTRNG) def. Adrianna Daszkiewicz/Coralie Pesenti (SLW) 8-6

 

Match Notes

Saint Leo 3-1; National ranking #12

Armstrong 3-0; National ranking #1

Order of finish: Doubles (2,1,3); Singles (1,2,6,4,5)

T-2:41 A-50

 

#1 Armstrong 9, #12 Saint Leo 0
02/10/13 at Savannah, Ga. (Bacon Park) 

Singles competition

1. #1 Georgi Rumenov (ARMSTRNG) def. #21 Aloua Adjenak (SLM) 6-0, 6-0

2. #9 Matus Mydla (ARMSTRNG) def. Bruno Sisti (SLM) 6-1, 6-1

3. #14 Daniel Regan (ARMSTRNG) def. #35 Victor Lozier (SLM) 6-1, 6-0

4. #18 Sven Lalic (ARMSTRNG) def. #29 Matt Nicholson-Lewis (SLM) 6-7 (5-7), 6-0, 10-7

5. Jaan Kononov (ARMSTRNG) def. Ismail Lemtouni (SLM) 6-1, 6-3

6. #22 Pedro Scocuglia (ARMSTRNG) def. Jacobo Gonzalez (SLM) 6-0, 5-7, 10-4

 

Doubles competition

1. #1 Daniel Regan/Georgi Rumenov (ARMSTRNG) def. Ismail Lemtouni/Victor Lozier (SLM) 8-0

2. Sven Lalic/Pedro Scocuglia (ARMSTRNG) def. Matt Nicholson-Lewis/Bruno Sisti (SLM) 8-1

3. Jaan Kononov/Matus Mydla (ARMSTRNG) def. Antoine Raffaelli/Fons Verberne (SLM) 8-2

 

Match Notes

Saint Leo 3-1; National ranking #12

Armstrong 2-0; National ranking #1

Order of finish: Doubles (3,1,2); Singles (1,2,3,5,6,4)

T-3:01 A-50