Daytona Beach, Fla. – Lynn University's 10th-ranked men's tennis team went on the road Monday, closing out the 2019 regular-season slate with a 6-1 Sunshine State Conference victory over 37th-ranked Embry-Riddle.
INSIDE THE MATCHUP:
Final: Lynn 6, ERAU 1
Records: #10 Lynn (13-2, 7-1 SSC), #37 ERAU (7-10, 4-3 SSC)
Location: Crotty Tennis Complex | Daytona Beach, Fla.
All-Time Series: Lynn leads 17-4
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HOW IT HAPPENED:
- A shift in doubles pairings didn't throw off the squad as Lynn swept tandem play.
- Florian Clemares and Jose Porfirio Ordonez took the top flight, 6-4, Patrick Bessinger and Kay Bartmann won at No. 2 in a tiebreaker, 7-6 (7-5), while Lucca Baptista and Gabriel Hocevar rounded out the sweep at No. 3 (6-1).
- Baptista got on the board first in singles play after his opponent retired down in the second set at No. 2.
- After a tough first set, Clemares rebounded strongly for a three-set win at No. 3 (1-6, 6-1, 6-2).
- Porfirio Ordonez clinched the match for the Blue and White with a 6-3, 6-4 triumph at No. 4.
- Hocevar (6-0, 7-5), and Robin Calais (6-0, 5-7, 10-6) rounded out Lynn's winners at the fifth and sixth flights, respectively.
- In a battle of nationally-ranked players, the Eagles claimed their lone point at the top flight.
BEYOND THE BOXSCORE:
- The Fighting Knights finish the regular season with their best SSC record (7-1) since 2014.
- This match was originally scheduled for last Tuesday, but was postponed due to rain.
- Last season, Lynn and ERAU met three times, with Lynn winning all three matches (regular season, SSC Tournament third-place match, NCAA South Region).
The Fighting Knights will look to stay hot heading into the SSC Championships, slated to begin on Friday, April 26, in Bradenton, Fla.