ORLANDO - The Florida Southern men's tennis team may not be in a hurry for Spring Break to come to a close as the club downed Queens (NY) College, 6-3, here today at the USTA National Campus - Collegiate Center. The win was the Moccasins' fourth in as many matches this week and improves the team's record to 5-4 on the year while Queens suffers its first defeat in four matches.
Queens' top pairing of Roman Laga and Sharvill Nawghre picked up the Knights' first win of the match, downing Florida Southern's Laurent Mailloux and Miguel Alvarez-Hevia by an 8-4 score. Florida Southern evened the match with an 8-4 victory at number two by Jose de Sario and Blaine Miller over Richard Sec and Federico Toscano.
Singles play got underway with a win by de Sario, who knocked off Nawghre, 6-0, 6-3, at number two, while Sivonik downed Gabriel Mendez, 6-1, 6-2, at number three for a 3-2 Moccasin advantage. Mailloux then gave FSC a 4-2 lead with a 7-6 (7-1), 6-4 win at number four over Sec.
Queens did not go quietly into the night as Jubrera defeated Oscar Soderlund, 7-5, 6-2, at number six to pull the Knights within one at 4-3.
Alvarez-Hevia then sealed the match for Florida Southern with tough 6-4, 5-7, 6-4 triump over Laga at number five. In an equally tough pairing, Lundberg overcame a first set defeat to top Mao, 3-6, 7-6 (7-3), 6-4 for the final 6-3 margin.
Florida Southern returns home on Sunday to take on Bluefield State at noon at the Wynee Warden Tennis Center. The Moccasins women's team will also play Bluefield State at the same time and location.