Mocs Post Shutout Home Win Over West Chester
LAKELAND - Florida Southern extended its win streak to two straight matches here Tuesday afternoon as the 25th-ranked Moccasins posted a 9-0 non-conference victory over West Chester (Pa.) University at the Wynee Warden Tennis Center.
With the victory, the Mocs improve to 5-6 on the season and up its home record to 4-4 on the season, while West Chester falls to 3-3 on the season. The shutout win was the first of the season of the Mocs.
In Tuesday's win, the Mocs opened by winning all three matches, including posting two of the them wins by identical 8-0 scores, while its No. 1 team of senior Benoit Paradis (Quebec City, Quebec) and junior Emanuel Lueber (Tiengen, Germany) posted a 9-7 win.
At the No. 2 doubles spot, seniors Nathan Leavitt (Bradenton, Fla.) and Vladimir Barabash (Puhovka, Ukraine) won 8-0, while juniors Austin Comings (Heathrow, Fla.) and Carl Lundberg (Stocksund, Sweden) earned an 8-0 win at the No. 3 spot.
Meanwhile in singles action, the Mocs dropped a total of nine games, including winning two matches by identical 6-0, 6-0 scores. One of FSC's wins came at the No. 3 spot as Lundberg won his fourth straight with a 6-1, 6-1 win over WCU's Chaz Irwin.
The Mocs two shutout wins in singles came by Paradis at the No. 2 spot and by Leavitt at the No. 5 spot. Lueber won in straight sets (6-2, 6-0) at the No. 1 spot, while Barabash lost just one game against Lars Kristiansen (6-1, 6-0) and junior Charles Garneau (L'ancienne-Lorette, Quebec) posted a 6-2, 6-2 win at the No. 6 spot.
FSC, who is in the midst of a 10-match homestand, will return to the court on Wednesday, March 19 as they host Bluefield State (W.Va.) in a 3 p.m. match at the Wynee Warden Tennis Center.
#25 Florida Southern 9, West Chester (Pa.) 0
03/18/14 at Lakeland, FL (Wynee Warden Tennis Center)
|1. #49 Emanuel Lueber (FSCM) def. Jared Howatt (WCU) 6-2, 6-0|
|2. Benoit Paradis (FSCM) def. Connor Dunn (WCU) 6-0, 6-0|
|3. Carl Lundberg (FSCM) def. Chaz Irwin (WCU) 6-1, 6-1|
|4. Vladimir Barabash (FSCM) def. Lars Kristiansen (WCU) 6-1, 6-0|
|5. Nathan Leavitt (FSCM) def. Andrew Peterson (WCU) 6-0, 6-0|
|6. Charles Garneau (FSCM) def. Joseph Cooke (WCU) 6-2, 6-2|
|1. Emanuel Lueber/Benoit Paradis (FSCM) def. Cody Leimback/Jared Howatt (WCU) 9-7|
|2. Nathan Leavitt/Vladimir Barabash (FSCM) def. Connor Dunn/Andrew Peterson (WCU) 8-0|
|3. Carl Lundberg/Austin Comings (FSCM) def. Jimmy Aridas/Lars Kristiansen (WCU) 8-0|
|West Chester (Pa.) 3-3; Regional ranking #9|
|Florida Southern 5-6; National ranking #25; Regional ranking #8|
|Order of finish: Doubles (3,2,1); Singles (5,2,3,4,1,6)|