LAKELAND - Just over 24 hours from giving head coach Greg Van Emburgh his first win as Florida Southern head coach, the Moccasins gave their coach win number two as Florida Southern downed Grand Valley State, 7-2, here Friday at the Wynee Warden Tennis Center. Florida Southern, ranked 10th in the South Region, moves to 2-4 on the year while Grand Valley State ranked 4th in the Midwest Region, drops to 7-4.
Florida Southern grabbed two of three doubles matches and five of the six singles matches.
In doubles, Matt Matsuyama and Miguel Alvarez-Hevia defeated Sebastien Lescoulie and Alex Lescoulie, the ninth-ranked team in the Midwest Region, by an 8-5 score at number one, while Derek Bell and Tim Becker topped Jack Geissler and DJ Colantone, 8-3. The Lakers avoided being swept by the Moccasins as Nicholas Urban and Drew Coleman downed Oscar Soderlund and Lennart Vossgaetter, 8-2.
In singles, GVSU's Sebastien Lescoulie, ranked 10th in the Midwest Region, defeated Alvaro Arias, 6-3, 6-0 at number one. It was all Moccasins the rest of the way.
At number two, Alvarez-Hevia downed Jack Geissle the Midwest Region's 16th ranked player, 6-2, 6-3, while Victor Ahlbeck, ranked 20th in the South Region, edged Alex van de Steenoven, 3-6, 6-3, 10-7 at number three. Becker triumphed over Urban, 6-2, 6-4, at number four while Vossgaetter duplicated that score in a win over, Colantone, 6-2, 6-4. Finally, Soderlund got by Alex Lescoulie, 7-5, 5-7, 10-5.
Florida Southern will go for win number three tomorrow as they play host to Wayne State of Michigan at 12 p.m. at the Wynee Warden Tennis Center.