March 7, 2014

No. 8 Men’s Tennis Picks up 7-2 Victory over Wayne State

Lions Sweep Singles En Route to Seventh Win of the Season

SAINT LEO, Fla. – The eighth-ranked Saint Leo men's tennis team swept singles play to defeat the Wayne State (Mich.) Warriors by a score of 7-2 on Friday afternoon at the Saint Leo Tennis Center.  The win advances Saint Leo to a mark of 7-2 on the season, while Wayne State drops to a record of 0-4.

The Warriors led after doubles play, 2-1, as Stephane Robineau and Mohamed Fazyl Kechai defeated Ismail Lemtouni and Aloua Adjenak, 8-2 at No. 3 doubles to kick things off.   The duo of Matt Nicholson-Lewis and Victor Lozier evened the score with an 8-5 victory over Clement Charriere and Michael FitzGerald at No. 2 doubles, but the tandem of Trey Keating and Melvin Joseph earned an 8-6 win over Fons Verberne and Oskar Nurmio at No. 1 doubles to give Wayne State a 2-1 edge entering singles play.

Saint Leo bounced back and swept singles action en route to its seventh win of the season.  Lozier pulled the Lions even with WSU with a 7-5, 6-2 win over Kechai at No. 4 singles, followed by a win by Lemtouni over Fitzgerald at the No. 3 slot, 7-6 (7-1), 6-3.

Adjenak then earned a 6-2, 7-6 (7-3) win over Robineau at No. 1 singles, followed by Jacobo Gonzalez-Tarrio at the No. 5 slot, defeating Joseph 6-1, 6-3.

Verberne made easy work of Keating at the No. 6 flight, 6-2, 6-1, while Nurmio closed out the match with a 7-5, 6-4 win over Charriere at No. 2 singles.

The Saint Leo men's tennis team returns to action on Saturday, March 8, when they host West Florida at the Saint Leo Tennis Center.  Match time against the Argonauts is slated for 11:00 a.m.

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