Knoedler Ties FSC Career Wins Record, Mocs Top Panthers 8-1
With a 6-1, 6-1 victory at No. 1 singles, the Moccasins' Michael Knoedler tied the FSC school record for career singles wins with his 63rd career victory.
Knoedler’s singles win and a win at No. 1 doubles with partner Roman Schirmaier helped lead the seventh-ranked Moccasins to an 8-1 win over Florida Tech on Wednesday at the FSC Courts in their final Sunshine State Conference match of the season.
The win improved the Moccasins’ record to 12-4 overall, 4-2 in the SSC. Florida Tech fell to 8-13, 1-5 SSC.
Knoedler tied the mark of 63 singles wins set by Alberto Bonfil (1997-2000).
Knoedler and Schirmaier, ranked 12th in Division II in doubles, opened the match with an 8-1 win at No. 1 doubles, improving Knoedler’s FSC career doubles wins record to 68.
The Moccasins also won the other two doubles matches and took the first five singles matches before Florida Tech claimed its lone point with a win at No. 6 singles.
Knoedler will get a chance to become the Moccasins’ all-time career leader in singles wins Thursday when FSC plays at Embry-Riddle. The Eagles (15-4) are the nation’s third-ranked NAIA team and have four of their singles players ranked in the NAIA top 25.
The Moccasins finish their regular season Monday with a 4 p.m. home match against Palm Beach Atlantic.