Mocs Conclude Play in USTA/ITA South Regional Championships
PENSACOLA - Florida Southern concluded play here Sunday afternoon in the 2013 USTA/ITA South Regional Championship by having its three players post a combined 1-2 record in the consolation round of singles at the Ralph 'Skeeter' Carson Tennis Center on the campus of the University of West Florida.
In Sunday's action, the three Moccasins who were playing in the quarterfinals of the consolation singles draw were junior Emanuel Lueber (Tiengen, Germany), senior Nathan Leavitt (Bradenton, Fla.) and junior Carl Lundberg (Stocksund, Sweden). In the quarterfinals, Lundberg posted a win in a third-set tiebreaker over Leavitt, 6-4, 5-7, 10-2 to advance to the semifinals where he retired trailing 4-1 in the first set to Lynn's Guilo Gomba, who was leading Leuber 4-1 before he retired in the first set of their quarterfinal match.
At the tournament, Lueber posted a 2-2 record in singles and teamed with senior Benoit Paradis (Quebec City, Quebec) to go 0-1 in doubles, while Lundberg went 2-2 in singles and teamed with Leavitt to post an 0-1 record in doubles and Leavitt went 1-2 in singles and 0-1 in doubles. In addition to playing doubles with Lueber, Paradis went 1-1 in singles.
The final Moccasin competing at this weekend's USTA/ITA South Regional Championship was senior Vladimir Barabash (Puhkova, Ukraine), who went 1-1 in singles on Friday to advance to Saturday's round of 32 before falling to Florida Tech's Matic Leskovar, 7-5, 6-3.
The singles and doubles champions of the South Regional Championship will advance to the USTA/ITA National Small College Championships on Oct. 10-13 at the Three Oaks Tennis Center in Fort Myers, Fla. The USTA/ITA National Small College Championships are comprised of the eight regional champions (and/or at-large selections) from NCAA Divisions II and III, NAIA and Junior/Community Colleges.
FSC will conclude its fall tennis schedule next weekend as they travel to Winter Park to complete in the C.L. Varner Memorial Invitational hosted by Rollins College.