Men’s Tennis Has Success at ITA South Regional Championship
Lakeland, Fla. – Three singles and one doubles team for Lynn University’s men’s tennis squad have advanced to the second day of the USTA/ITA South Regional Championship. Alessio Iannozzi played the spoiler on the opening day of competition by upsetting No. 2 seed Kevin Ducros. Pavel Mohja and Willi Wolfer also advanced to the round of 16 in singles while Wolfer and Vlad Cirla joined forces to reach the round of 16 in doubles.
The unseeded Iannozzi cruised to a 6-1, 6-1 victory over Palm Beach Atlantic’s Asteway Adams to begin singles play and came out sharp against Ducros with a 6-4 first set victory. Ducros rallied to send the match to a third set but Iannozzi broke serve once to come out on top 6-4, 2-6, 6-4 overall.
Pavel Mohja ran into a little trouble with Matic Leskower of Florida Tech before putting him away 7-5, 6-0. Wolfer, a No. 4 seed, made quick work of his opponent, Adam Drysdale of West Alabama, 6-0, 6-0.
The top-seeded doubles combo of Cirla and Wolfer were able to withstand Ismail Lematouni and Bruno Sisti of Saint Leo 8-5 but LU’s second doubles team of Mohja and Iannozzi stumbled in the round of 16 against Tony Rajaobelina and Ducros from West Florida after claiming an 8-4 win against Adams/Michael Leonard of Palm Beach Atlantic.
Max Kouyate also saw action in singles, winning 6-2, 6-3 over Mark Heimberger from PBA in the first round before falling to Maro Mokrzyck 6-1, 6-3.
Iannozzi will battle No. 9 seeded Victor Lozier from Saint Leo in hopes of advancing to the quarterfinals. Wolfer takes on Emanuel Luber from Florida Southern and Moja squares off against third-seeded Bruno Savi of UWF.
In doubles, Wolfer/Cirla take on a familiar foe in Rollins’ Adrian di Felice/Malte Christesen.
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