Lions Clinch Victory in Five, with Three Matches Going Unfinished
SATELLITE BEACH, Fla. – The fourth-ranked Saint Leo men's tennis team concluded its 2014 regular season campaign with a record of 17-4, and 3-3 in Sunshine State Conference action with a 5-1 win over No. 44 Florida Tech on Sunday at the DeSoto Tennis Courts. The loss drops FIT to a mark of 7-11 and 1-4 in conference play to conclude their regular season schedule.
The Lions took a 2-1 lead after doubles as Matt Nicholson-Lewis and Victor Lozier defeated Riley Lorenz and Zach Eichholz 8-1 at the No. 2 positions. Ismail Lemtouni and Jacobo Gonzalez-Tarrio tooks down Daniel Armellino and Bruno Rodrigues in the third flight by a final tally of 8-4, while the No. 23 tandem of Patrick Hernandez and Wade Ball defeated Aloua Adjenak and Bruno Sisti by a hard-fought total of 9-8 at No. 1 doubles.
Nicholson-Lewis made easy work of Lorenz at the third seed in singles play, earning a 6-1, 6-0 win, while Fons Verberne won at No. 6 singles, defeating Jose Martinez 6-3, 6-0.
Gonzalez-Tarrio earned a 6-0, 6-3 win at No. 4 singles over Daniel Armellino.
No. 40 Adjenak took the first set in the top-seed of singles play, 6-2, but Hernandez battled back to earn the second set 6-3 before the match went unfinished. At the No. 2 slot, Sisti earned the first set over Beau Fieldsend, 6-3, and the match went unfinished with Sisti holding onto a 3-2 advantage in the second set.
Oskar Nurmio was up 6-4, 4-0 at the No. 5 slot over Ball, before the match went unfinished as the Lions were the first to reach five matches.
The Saint Leo men's tennis team returns to action in the Sunshine State Conference Championship Tournament. For news on pairings, dates, and locations, visit SaintLeoLions.com.
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