Winter Park, Fla. – Lynn University men's tennis team brought a large contingent of players and saw solid success on Friday at the opening day of the Rollins College C.L. Varner Memorial Invitational.
INSIDE THE TOURNAMENT:
Event: 2017 C.L. Varner Memorial Invitational
Host: Rollins College
Location: Bert Martin Tennis Complex / Tiedtke Tennis Courts | Winter Park, Fla.
Tournament Dates: Oct. 20-22
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Doubles Flight A
- Florian Clemares and Tristan Houle represented the Fighting Knights in the top doubles flight. The veteran duo won their opening match, 8-3, before dropping a tight match against Saint Leo, 9-7.
Doubles Flight B
- Cameron Schoolcraft and William Ljungstrom faced a similar fate as their teammates, winning their opening match 8-5 before suffering an 8-2 defeat in the second round.
Singles Flight A
- Clemares had a strong showing in his first singles match of the tournament, taking down Rasmus Jonnson, 6-1, 6-3.
Singles Flight B
- Houle also won his opening match in straight sets, nabbing a 6-2, 6-1 victory over Victor Appelqvist of Eckerd.
Singles Flight C
- Jose Porfirio Ordonez took care of Saint Leo's Francisco Aparicio, 6-4, 6-0.
- Paulo Santos Costa fell in straight sets to a Saint Leo foe, 6-2, 6-2.
Singles Flight D
- Ljungstrom rebounded from a 6-1 setback in the first set but took a three-set defeat at the hands of host Rollins (6-1, 6-7 (2), 10-4).
Singles Flight E
- Schoolcraft came through in a third-set tiebreaker for a 4-6, 6-2, 10-4 triumph.
Day two of the tournament resumes tomorrow morning, Saturday, Oct. 21.