BOCA RATON – Florida Southern saw its four-match come to a close Saturday, falling 8-1 to sixth-ranked Lynn here at the Perper Tennis Comple on campus of Lynn University. The Moccasins had not lost a match since dropping a 6-3 decision to 25th-ranked Flagler on Feb. 25.
Brian Slivonik, playing at number five singles, picked up the Moccasins' lone win with a 6-0, 6-4 victory over the Knight's Danyang Xu.
"Brian played great and he earned that win," said FSC Coach Trey Heath.
Lynn, which improves to 5-3 with the win, won the three doubles matches. Daniel Riggs and Pavel Mojha downed FSC's duo of Laurent Mailloux and Miguel Alvarez-Hevia at number one singles while Mehdi Laalej and Ethan Itzkovitz topped the Mocs' team of Slivonik and Jose de Sario at number two.
"Jose and Brian fouught back from an early break," said Heath, "but they couldn't capitalize in the end. Overall, it was a learning experience."
In singles, Lundberg fell 6-3, 6-2 to Riggs at number one while de Sario lost to Mojha 6-3, 6-0 at number two. At number three singles, Laaleji downed Mailloux 6-2, 6-1 and Itzkovitz held off Alvarez-Hevia, 6-1, 7-5 at number four while Porfirio beat Soderlund 6-3, 6-3.
Florida Southern will host 32nd-ranked Ferris State on Monday at 10 a.m. at the Warden Tennis Center while on Tuesday, the Moccasins will play Walsh at home at 10 a.m. and then hit the road to face Bloomsburg in Melbourne at 5 p.m.