Another Busy Week For Fourth-Ranked Men’s Tennis
BOCA RATON, Fla. – Lynn University’s fourth-ranked men’s tennis team has three matches scheduled this week after matches on three-straight days last weekend. A match at Sunshine State Conference rival Saint Leo starts the week on Tuesday before the Fighting Knights host No. 16 Ouachita Baptist and sixth-ranked Rollins on Friday and Saturday.
Willi Wolfer and Luca Pavanelli had a perfect week for the Fighting Knights who went 2-1 with wins over Florida Tech and Puerto Rico-Mayaguez. Wolfer has been impressive all season, going 11-1 in the first position and has teamed with Pavanelli to go undefeated in doubles. Freshman Vlad Cirla is having a remarkable freshman season, posting a 10-2 record from the second spot.
First on the agenda for Lynn is Saint Leo (12-5) in a makeup match from February 5. The Lions are coming off a 9-0 loss at Barry last weekend. Top singles player Matt Nicholson-Lewis is 9-6 from the top position while Victor Lozier has gone 12-2 in the second slot. Aloua Adjenak rounds out the top of the lineup for the 12-5 Lions.
OBU (6-4) has a busy week prior to facing the Blue & White with away matches against Florida Southern, Rollins and Barry. In their most recent match, the Tigers dropped a 7-2 decision at West Florida, getting wins at No. 3 singles and doubles. Ouachita Baptist does have a pair of nationally-ranked singles players with Till Heilshom at 28 and 54th-ranked Tobias Kuhlmann but both fell in the top two spots against the Argos. The duo also combines to from the 16th-ranked doubles team in the country.
The Tars will pose a tough test for the Fighting Knights with Jeff Morris and Neil Clausen forming a formidable 1-2 punch. Morris is ranked fifth in the nation, and when he teams with Clausen, they make up the fourth-ranked doubles tandem in the NCAA. Rollins enters the week at 9-5 overall and 2-0 in the SSC with 8-1 victories over Florida Tech and Eckerd.
The match against the Lions is set for 3 pm while the Tigers come to Boca for a 10 am start on Friday. Saturday’s clash with the Tars is set for 2 pm. Fans can get all of their Lynn men’s tennis information by logging onto www.LynnFightingKnights.com.