M. Tennis

Mocs Post Impressive 8-1 Home Win Over Florida Tech

Charles Garneau posted wins in both doubles and single vs. Florida Tech.Charles Garneau posted wins in both doubles and single vs. Florida Tech.

Box Score

LAKELAND - Florida Southern concluded its Sunshine State Conference schedule here Monday afternoon by posting an 8-1 victory over 44th-ranked Florida Tech at the Wynee Warden Tennis Center.

With the win, the 32nd-ranked Moccasins improved to 10-8 overall and 2-4 in the SSC, while Florida Tech fell to 6-9 overall and 1-3 in the SSC.

The Mocs opened Monday's match by picking up victories in all three doubles matches to take a 3-0 lead in the match. FSC picked up an 8-5 win at the No. 1 spot and an 8-2 win at the No. 2 spot. At the No. 3 spot, junior Carl Lundberg (Stocksund, Sweden) and junior Charles Garneau (L'ancienne-Lorette, Quebec) picked up a hard-fought 9-8 (10-3) win at the No. 3 spot over Tech's Daniel Armellino and Bruno Rodrigues.

Meanwhile, in singles action, the Mocs pushed its lead to 4-0 as senior Benoit Paradis (Quebec City, Quebec) picked up a 6-0, 6-1 win at the No. 2 spot and then the Mocs sealed the win with a straight set (6-0, 6-2) win at the No. 3 spot by senior Nathan Leavitt (Bradenton, Fla.) over Beau Fieldsend to give the Mocs a 5-0 lead in the match and clinch its second consecutive victory.

Leavitt won his third straight singles match and improved to 10-8 on the season, while Paradis improved 9-9 overall on the season.

With the match clinched, the Mocs would also pick up wins in singles at No. 4, No. 5 and No. 6.

At the No. 4 spot, Lundberg defeated Armellino in a third-set tiebreaker (1-6, 6-1, 10-5), while senior Vladimir Barabash (Puhovka, Ukraine) won in a third-set tiebreaker at the No. 5 spot. Barabash won the first set, 6-2, before losing the second set 6-4 and then earning a 10-3 win in the third set tiebreaker.

The Mocs other win came at the No. 6 spot as Garneau defeated Jimmy Nguyen in straight sets, 6-3, 6-1.

Florida Tech's only win came at the No. 1 singles spot as Patrick Hernandez earned a hard-fought win in a third-set tiebreaker over junior Emanuel Lueber (Tiengen, Germany). Hernandez dropped the first set, 6-4, before earning a 6-2 win in the second set and posting a 10-8 win in the third-set tiebreaker.

The Mocs will conclude its 2014 spring regular season on Wednesday, April 9 as they host Embry-Riddle in a 3 p.m. non-conference match at the Wynee Warden Tennis Center.

#32 Florida Southern 8, #44 Florida Tech 1
04/07/14 at Lakeland, FL (Wynee Warden Tennis Center)

Singles competition
1. Patrick Hernandez (FIT) def. Emanuel Lueber (FSCM) 4-6, 6-2, 10-8
2. Benoit Paradis (FSCM) def. Matic Leskovar (FIT) 6-0, 6-1
3. Nathan Leavitt (FSCM) def. Beau Fieldsend (FIT) 6-0, 6-2
4. Carl Lundberg (FSCM) def. Daniel Armellino (FIT) 1-6, 6-1, 10-5
5. Vladimir Barabash (FSCM) def. Wade Ball (FIT) 6-2, 4-6, 10-3
6. Charles Garneau (FSCM) def. Jimmy Nguyen (FIT) 6-3, 6-1

Doubles competition
1. Benoit Paradis/Emanuel Lueber (FSCM) def. #23 Patrick Hernandez/Wade Ball (FIT) 8-5
2. Vladimir Barabash/Nathan Leavitt (FSCM) def. Matic Leskovar/Beau Fieldsend (FIT) 8-2
3. Carl Lundberg/Charles Garneau (FSCM) def. Daniel Armellino/Bruno Rodrigues (FIT) 9-8 (10-3)

Match Notes
Florida Tech 6-9, 1-3 SSC; National ranking #44; Regional ranking #10
Florida Southern 10-8, 2-4 SSC; National ranking #32; Regional ranking #8
Order of finish: Doubles (2,1,3); Singles (2,3,6,4,5,1)

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