Men’s Tennis Notches 10th Win of the Season

Men’s Tennis Notches 10th Win of the Season

BOCA RATON, Fla. – Lynn University's men's tennis team picked up its 10th win of the season and eighth straight on Monday evening as the eighth-ranked Fighting Knights defeated the Auburn University of Montgomery Warhawks, 5-1.

INSIDE THE MATCHUP:
Final: Lynn 5, AUM 1
Records: #8 Lynn (10-2), AUM (5-4)
Location: Perper Tennis Complex | Boca Raton, Fla.
All-time Series: Lynn leads 10-7
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HOW IT HAPPENED:
  • All three doubles contests were close battles with the Blue and White securing two flights.
  • Kay Bartmann and Jose Porfirio Ordonez got on the board with an 8-5 triumph at No. 2 doubles while Jean-Baptiste Mateo and Tristan Houle followed up with an 8-6 win at No. 3.
  • The Warhawks notched their lone point of the day at the top doubles flight, 8-4.
  • Lynn rattled off three straight-set victories at the top half of the singles lineup to squash any potential AUM comeback.
  • 19th-ranked Mateo got things going with a 6-3, 6-1 win at No. 2 singles.
  • Mehdi Laalej and 15th-ranked Bartmann immediately followed up with 6-3, 6-0 wins at the first and third flights, respectively, giving Lynn its match-clinching fifth point.
BEYOND THE BOXSCORE:
  • Earlier today, Mateo earned his second consecutive -- and third of the year -- Sunshine State Conference Athlete of the Week accolade. 
  • Lynn gets revenge on AUM after the Warhawks defeated the Fighting Knights last year for the first time since 2011.
  • AUM is now on a three match skid.

UP NEXT:
Lynn immediately returns to action tomorrow, Tuesday, March 14. The Fighting Knights will makeup Sunday's postponed match vs. Queens at 12:30 p.m.