M. Tennis

Men Get Re-Match With Saint Leo In SSC Tournament

The Moccasins get a re-match with Saint Leo in their first match of the Florida Blue Sunshine State Conference Tennis Tournament.  Although Barry is the designated host school, the tournament will be played Apr. 19-21 at the Beerman Tennis Center on Edgewood Drive in Lakeland.

In the men’s bracket, Lynn clinched the No. 1 seed and a quarterfinal bye with a perfect 6-0 mark in SSC play. 

The No. 2 seed went to Rollins, which compiled a 5-1 conference mark.  The Tars will open tournament action in Thursday’s quarterfinals against No. 7 Eckerd (0-6 SSC) at 11:30 a.m.   Barry took the No. 3 seed with a 4-2 SSC tally.  The Buccaneers begin their SSC title quest against No. 6 Florida Tech (1-5) at 9 a.m. Thursday.

Thursday’s other men’s quarterfinal will pit No. 4 Saint Leo against No. 5 Florida Southern.  The Lions compiled a 3-3 slate in SSC matches, while the Moccasins were 2-4.  The teams will face off in an 9 a.m. quarterfinal match.

Teams that post victories in Thursday’s quarterfinals will move on to Friday’s semifinals.  Those who lose will remain alive in backdraw play.

A complete SSC Florida Blue Tennis Championship schedule appears below.  Admission to all matches at the Beerman Tennis Center is free.  Results and box scores will be posted on the SSC Tennis Tournament Central page throughout the event.


Quarterfinals - Thursday, April 19
9 a.m.
(Men) No. 4 Saint Leo vs. No. 5 Florida Southern
(Men) No. 3 Barry vs. No. 6 Florida Tech
11:30 a.m.
(Men) No. 2 Rollins vs. No. 7 Eckerd
(Women) No. 4 Rollins vs. No. 5 Nova Southeastern
(Women) No. 1 Barry vs. No. 8 Tampa
2 p.m.
(Women) No. 3 Saint Leo vs. No. 6 Florida Tech
(Women) No. 2 Lynn vs. No. 7 Florida Southern

* The No. 1-seeded men’s team received a quarterfinal bye.

Semifinals & Backdraw - Friday, April 20
9 a.m.
Men’s Semifinal: No. 1 vs. Winner No. 4/5
Men’s Semifinal: Winner No. 2/7 vs. Winner No. 3/6
11:30 a.m.
Women’s Semifinal: Winner No. 1/8 vs. Winner No. 4/5
Men’s Backdraw: Loser No. 2/7 vs. Loser No. 3/6
Women’s Semifinal: Winner No. 2/7 vs. Winner No. 3/6
2 p.m.
Women’s Backdraw: Loser No. 1/8 vs. Loser No. 4/5
Women’s Backdraw: Loser No. 2/7 vs. Loser No. 3/6

Championships & Consolation Matches - Saturday, April 21
9 a.m.
Men’s Championship: Semifinal Winners
Men’s Third Place: Semifinal Losers
11:30 a.m.
Women’s Championship: Semifinal Winners
Men’s Fifth Place: Backdraw Winner vs. Loser No. 4/5 (from Thursday)
Women’s Third Place: Semifinal Losers
2 p.m.
Women’s Fifth Place: Backdraw Winners
Women’s Seventh Place: Backdraw Losers

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