WINTER PARK, Fla. – Valentin Hertweck and Pablo Salamanca won their doubles final and claimed individual titles as Florida Southern College men's tennis dominated in its final day of competition on Sunday at the Rollins Varner Memorial Invitational. Oscar Sohl joined his teammates with a singles flight victory to complete the four finals victories for the Moccasins on the day. Southern will now prepare for regular-season action in the spring.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Hertweck and Salamanca won the Moccasin's sole doubles final against Lassalle and Patel from Eckerd in 8-5 victory in the doubles flight A final, while Chase Martin and Erik Nordblom won in the seventh-place match against Santamaria and Binaghi from Palm Beach Atlantic in an 8-3 decision.
- The sole doubles flight B Moccasin match in the final between the Pham brothers and their teammates Danny Thomas and Miroslav Cvjetan will be played at a later date.
- In singles flight A, Nordblom was victorious with two 6-4 sets in the third-place match against Andrea Brignacca from Rollins. Brandon Pham defaulted to Pierre-Oliver Lassalle from Eckerd in the fifth-place match.
- Hertweck won his second final of the day in singles flight B, winning in a hotly-contested three-set match against teammate Martin (6-7 (5), 6-1, 10-3).
- Oscar Sohl won the third final of the day for the Moccasins in singles flight C against Freddy Danielson from Rollins in a 7-6 (6), 6-2 match. Cvjetan defeated Brain Pham 6-3, 6-2 in the fifth-place match
- The fourth Moccasin final of the day was won by Salamanca in singles flight D against Luke Horan from Rollins in a 6-2, 6-3 decision. Thomas defaulted to Alex Webb of Eckerd in the third-place match
Coach Van Emburgh's take...
"We got a ton of match play in these last few days," head coach Greg Van Emburgh said. "I am really proud of the guys and the way they responded and competed in our last fall event. I'm looking forward to the spring season and I know they are as well."
- Southern will now prepare for regular-season action in the spring.