No. 3 Men’s Tennis Triumphs Over No. 6 Rollins
BOCA RATON, Fla.- Lynn University’s men’s tennis team defeated No. 6 Rollins 6-3 on Saturday morning. The Fighting Knights, who are ranked No. 3 by ITA Tennis move to 2-0 on the season. The win comes as the first in Sunshine State Conference play in 2013.
The Tars took an early 2-1 lead after the doubles competition when the No. 4 duo of Vlad Cirla and Willi Wolfer dropped Rollins’ Will Kwok and Robin Marchione, 8-2. Jason Alabaster and Kacobo Herrero took down Max Kouyate and Alessio Iannozzi, 8-4. The newcomer pair of Pavel Mohja and Simon Gloeckner was defeated 8-5 by Adrian Di Felice and Cooper Maxwell.
LU came back in singles play to secure the victory. Wolfer, who ranks fourth nationally in singles, went head-to-head with No. 36 Malte Christensen for a 6-1, 6-1 sweep. Mohja beat Herrero in sets of 6-0, 6-2 for Lynn to take the 3-2 lead. A 6-3, 6-0 finish for Gloeckner over Alabaster and a 6-1, 6-2 win for Kouyate over Di Felice would secure the win. No. 17 Cirla would win in sets of 7-5 and 6-3 against Kwok.
No. 28 Iannozzi won his first set against Marchione 6-2 but dropped the second 6-1. Marchione defeated Iannozzi 6-1 in the deciding set to wrap up the match with the Fighting Knights on top, 6-3.
The Blue and White travels to Eckerd for its first road match Sunday February 10. First serve is set for 10 am. Fans can catch all the tennis action all season long at LYNNFightingKnights.com. Don’t forget to ‘Like’ us on Facebook and follow @LUKnights on Twitter and Instagram.