LAKELAND - Florida Southern roared back from a 2-1 deficit after doubles to sweep all six singles matches and defeat Chestnut Hill, 7-2, here Wednesday at the Wynee Warden Tennis Center. The win, the 40th-ranked Moccasins third in a row and fourth in the last five matches, evens the team's record at 4-4 while Chestnut Hill drops to 3-2.
The Griffins took the first doubles match of the day as their number one duo of Pierre Kohler and Jonathan Ducretot topped the Moccasins pairing of Laurent Mailloux and Miguel Alvarez-Hevia, 8-5. Florida Southern evened the score as Jose de Sario and Blaine Miller won out, 8-4, over Felix Andre and Pedro Oranges at number three.
Mailloux picked up the Mocs' first singles win with a 6-2, 6-1 win over Antoine Gautier at number four while Lundberg topped Bocaletto, 6-4, 6-4 at number one. Alvarez-Hevia prevailed 1-6, 6-0, 6-3 in his match versus Ducretot at number five singles and, for the second day in a row, Slivonik clinched the Florida Southern victory with his 6-3, 6-3 win at number three singles over Andre.
The Moccasins closed out the day with two more singles wins as de Sario won a battle with Kohler, 6-7 (4-7), 6-4, 10-8 at number two and Oscar Soderlund defeated Regalin, 7-5, 7-6 (9-7) at number six singles.
Florida Southern plays next on Friday against Queens (NY) College in a match to be played in Orlando.