SAVANNAH, Ga. – The 12th-ranked Saint Leo men's tennis team passed the season's first test with flying colors on Saturday night as the Lions defeated no. 16 Georgia College, 6-3 on Saturday at Bacon Park.
Head Coach James Bryce's crew managed to overcome losses at no. 3 doubles and nos. 1 and 2 singles as they ran the table at nos. 3-6 singles. Victor Lozier, Matt Nicholson-Lewis, Ismail Lemtouni and Jacobo Gonzalez-Tarrio all remained undefeated on the season after posting singles victories.
Always in control of the match despite its close nature, the Lions managed 8-4 and 8-5 victories respectively at nos. 1 and 2 doubles.
The victory put the Lions in the position for Sunday morning's matchup against the nation's top team in Armstrong. The Lions and Pirates will get the match underway at 11:00 a.m. at Bacon Park in Savannah, Ga.
#12 Saint Leo 6, #16 Georgia College 3
02/09/13 at Savannah, Ga. (Bacon Park)
|1. #47 Johan Wadstein (GC-M) def. #21 Aloua Adjenak (SLM) 7-5, 7-6|
|2. Andreas Ainalides (GC-M) def. Bruno Sisti (SLM) 6-3, 6-7, 10-5|
|3. #35 Victor Lozier (SLM) def. Alex Schubert (GC-M) 6-0, 6-2|
|4. #29 Matt Nicholson-Lewis (SLM) def. Yannick Hass (GC-M) 6-3, 1-6, 6-2|
|5. Ismail Lemtouni (SLM) def. Wictor Andersson (GC-M) 6-4, 6-4|
|6. Jacobo Gonzalez (SLM) def. Taylor Powell (GC-M) 6-3, 6-3|
|1. Victor Lozier/Ismail Lemtouni (SLM) def. Andreas Ainalides/Johan Wadstein (GC-M) 8-4|
|2. Matt Nicholson-Lewis/Bruno Sisti (SLM) def. Wictor Andersson/Yannick Hass (GC-M) 8-5|
|3. Alex Schubert/Taylor Powell (GC-M) def. Antoine Raffaelli/Fons Verberne (SLM) 8-4|
|Saint Leo 3-0; National ranking #12|
|Georgia College 2-1; National ranking #16|
|Match played in Savannah, Ga.|