SATELLITE BEACH, FL - Florida Southern College men's tennis earned a 7-0 sweep over Florida Tech on Saturday afternoon at the Desoto Tennis Center. The No. 36 Moccasins (9-11, 3-4 SSC) gave up only two sets to the Panthers 5-11 (1-6 SSC) out of 16 total sets. The sweep is the first for the Moccasins over the Panthers since Feb. 18, 2011 at Florida Tech.
The match was the last home game in the history of Florida Tech men's tennis as the team will discontinue at the conclusion of this spring. The all-time series will go to the Moccasins (26-1), including an undefeated 13-0 record at home and an 8-1 record away. Head coach Greg Van Emburgh will finish with a 2-0 record against the Panthers after Saturday's match and last season's 7-2 victory at home.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
|1. Tim Becker (FSCM) def. James Finnigan (FTM) 6-1, 6-2|
|2. Valentin Hertweck (FSCM) def. JJ Clark (FTM) 3-6, 6-0, 6-1|
|3. Victor Ahlbeck (FSCM) def. Kleanthis Tegos (FTM) 6-0, 6-1|
|4. Brian Pham (FSCM) def. Jamison Burch (FTM) 6-4, 6-1|
|5. Lennart Vossgaetter (FSCM) def. Tjimon Louisy (FTM) 6-4, 6-1|
|6. Miroslav Cvjetan (FSCM) def. Alexander Webb (FTM) 6-0, 6-0|
|1. Brandon Pham/Valentin Hertweck (FSCM) def. James Finnigan/JJ Clark (FTM) 6-3|
|2. Tim Becker/Brian Pham (FSCM) def. Kleanthis Tegos/Alexander Webb (FTM) 6-3|
|3. Jamison Burch/Tjimon Louisy (FTM) def. John Sakellarides/Oscar Sohl (FSCM) 6-1|
|Florida Southern 9-11 (3-4 SSC); National ranking #36|
|Florida Tech 5-11 (1-6 SSC)|
|Order of finish: Doubles (3,2,1); Singles (6,3,1,4,5,2)|
The Moccasins will host No. 16 Rollins for Senior Day on Wednesday at the Wynee Warden Tennis Center at 3 p.m.