#8 Lions roll through #13 Tars, 6-3

#8 Lions roll through #13 Tars, 6-3

WINTER PARK, Fla. – On shortened rest, the No. 8 Saint Leo University men's tennis team outdueled No. 13 Rollins College on Thursday afternoon at the Martin Tennis Complex.

The Lions improve to 9-3 on the season with a 3-1 mark in Sunshine State Conference play while the hosting Tars fall to 7-5 with a 1-2 tally in SSC matchups.

The Green and Gold earned a clean sweep in doubles action as Alex Theiler and Bruno Sisti trumped No. 19 tandem Anton Bettink and Adrian Di Felice by an 8-6 set.  Egor Panyushkin and Netanel Alcabas followed suit, besting Jacobo Herrero and Patrick Sell in 8-4 fashion.  Guillaume Vanelven and Fons Verberne took the final set of doubles play, defeating Henning Ander and Malte Christesen by a 9-7 score.

The Lions rode their momentum in the singles round as Vanelven ousted Di Felice by 6-3 and 6-1 sets before Theiler clinched the match by sweeping Sell by 6-1 and 6-3 set scores.  Jacobo Gonzalez-Tarrio won the sixth flight to round out the scoring for Saint Leo, sealing the victory by besting Mike Santa Lucia by a pair of 6-2, 6-2 sets.

The Lions will welcome the top-ranked junior college program in ASA College on Saturday at the Saint Leo Tennis Complex.  The match is set for a 12 p.m. start on March 14.

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