April 19, 2013

No. 15 Men’s Tennis SSC Championships Run Ends in Semifinal Round Loss to No. 4 Lynn

BOCA RATON, Fla. – The 15th-ranked Saint Leo men's tennis teams run to a Sunshine State Conference Championship came to a premature end as the No. 3 seed Lions fell to No. 2 Lynn University 5-1 in the semifinal round of the SSC Championships at South County Regional Park on Friday afternoon.

Despite the 5-1 final score in favor of the Fighting Knights (16-5), the match was much closer than the final score indicated.  Falling behind 3-0, doubles saw all three flights decided by no more than a four-point margin.

It was much the same story entering singles play.  Jacobo Gonzalez-Tarrio picked up the Lions' (15-5) only recorded victory at No. 6 singles, but all six flights were tightly contested as Nos. 1, 2 and 4 were still up for grabs with Saint Leo taking at least one set in each match.

With their tournament run reaching an end, the Lions now await information about a possible repeat bid to the NCAA Tournament.  The Lions will find out their playoff future in the days to come.

Stayed tuned to SaintLeoLions.com for information about the NCAA Tournament.

#4 Lynn 5, #15 Saint Leo 1
04/19/13 at Boca Raton, Fla. (South County Regional Park) 

Singles competition
1. #9 Willi Wolfer (LUM) vs. #18 Aloua Adjenak (SLM) 6-1, 3-6, 5-5, unfinished
2. #23 Vlad Cirla (LUM) vs. Bruno Sisti (SLM) 5-7, 6-3, 1-3, unfinished
3. #27 Max Kouyate (LUM) def. Victor Lozier (SLM) 6-1, 6-1
4. #47 Alessio Iannozzi (LUM) vs. #28 Matt Nicholson-Lewis (SLM) 6-7 (7-9), 6-2, unfinished
5. Pavel Mohja (LUM) def. Ismail Lemtouni (SLM) 6-4, 1-6, 6-1
6. Jacobo Gonzalez (SLM) def. Simon Gloeckner (LUM) 6-3, 6-3
Doubles competition
1. #3 Willi Wolfer/Vlad Cirla (LUM) def. Aloua Adjenak/Jake Fleischer (SLM) 8-5
2. Max Kouyate/Alessio Iannozzi (LUM) def. Bruno Sisti/Matt Nicholson-Lewis (SLM) 8-4
3. Simon Gloeckner/Pavel Mohja (LUM) def. Ismail Lemtouni/Victor Lozier (SLM) 8-6
Match Notes
Saint Leo 15-5; National ranking #15; Regional ranking #4
Lynn 16-5; National ranking #4; Regional ranking #3
Order of finish: Doubles (2,3,1); Singles (3,6,5)
SSC Men's Tennis Championship Semifinal (3/6 Winner vs. 2/7 Winner)