LAKELAND, FL - For the fifth time this season Florida Southern College men's tennis found themselves in a 4-3 contest, falling to Sonoma State on Sunday afternoon at the Wynee Warden Tennis Center. The Moccasins (6-9) were unable to overcome the Seawolves (7-2) despite strong performances from Brandon Pham, Brian Pham and Lennart Vossgäetter in singles competition. The Mocs are now 3-2 this season in one-match decisions, most recently defeating Ferris State at home on Friday before Sunday's loss.
Vossgäetter continued to thrive in the 2019 for the Moccasins, winning in two sets over Alex Wong in the No. 6 singles flight and is now 14-1 in the 15 sets that he has played in for the season. Vossgäetter improved to 7-0 in singles play and equaled his singles wins total from last season. He is currently tied for the most wins on the team this season with Brian Pham, who won his second-straight singles matchup and improved to 7-4 in 2019.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
|1. Nate Oppenheim (SSU-M) def. Tim Becker (FSCM) 6-2, 6-4|
|2. Brandon Pham (FSCM) def. Santiago Sarudiansky (SSU-M) 6-4, 6-0|
|3. Max Nudell (SSU-M) def. Victor Ahlbeck (FSCM) 7-5, 6-4|
|4. Brian Pham (FSCM) def. Igor Pissarenko (SSU-M) 6-2, 7-5|
|5. Josh Liu (SSU-M) def. Oscar Sohl (FSCM) 6-2, 6-2|
|6. Lennart Vossgäetter (FSCM) def. Alec Wong (SSU-M) 7-6 (7-4), 6-1|
|1. Max Nudell/Nate Oppenheim (SSU-M) def. Oscar Sohl/John Sakellarides (FSCM) 6-2|
|2. Alec Wong/Igor Pissarenko (SSU-M) def. Tim Becker/Brian Pham (FSCM) 6-4|
|3. Valentin Hertweck/Victor Ahlbeck (FSCM) vs. Santiago Sarudiansky/Josh Liu (SSU-M) 5-5, unfinished|
|Sonoma State 7-2; Regional ranking #5|
|Florida Southern 6-9|
|Order of finish: Doubles (1,2); Singles (2,1,4,5,6,3)|
The Moccasins will host NJIT on Wednesday at the Wynee Warden Tennis Center before traveling to Boca Raton to take on No. 3 Lynn after an eleven-day break on March 31.