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Let's Play Two! Men's Tennis Wins Second Match of the Day With 7-2 Victory vs. Alabama-Huntsville

Let's Play Two! Men's Tennis Wins Second Match of the Day With 7-2 Victory vs. Alabama-Huntsville

LAKELAND - Just over 90 minutes after defeating Wayne State, 5-4, in the completion of a match suspended from Monday, the Florida Southern men's tennis team returned to the court and defeated Alabama-Huntsville, 7-2, here Tuesday at the Wynee Warden Tennis Center.

The win, the Moccasins' third in a row and seventh in the last eight matches, raises the team's record to 7-5 while the Chargers seee their record fall to 5-9.

Laurent Mailloux and Miguel Alvarez-Hevia put the Moccasins on the board first with an 8-3 win at number one doubles over Brodie Holmes and Chris Miller, but the lead was short-lived ad Sebastian Rohrbach and Elliot Hopson topped Fabian Lundberg and Brian Slivonik, 8-5, at number two to tie the score. 

Timo Christen and Harrison Stone teamed at number three to defeat the Moccasins duo of Oscar Soderlund and Blaine Miller, 8-4, to give the Chargers a 2-1 lead heading into singles.

Alvarez-Hevia evened the match at 2-all by virtue of his 6-1, 6-0 victory at number five singles over Christen while Lundberg won out, 6-3, 6-0, at number one. Mailloux keep the W's coming for Florida Southern, recording a 6-1, 6-1 win at number four over Noah Pring.

The match was clinched for the Moccasins when de Sario topped Rohrbach, 6-4, 6-3 at number two singles. Slivonik then posted a 6-1, 6-1 victory at number three over Hopson while Oscar Soderlun wrapped up the day with a 6-3, 6-4 win for the Moccasins at number six over Guilherme Coleta.

Florida Southern plays at home again on Thursday at the Wynee Warden Tennis Center with a 2 p.m. match-up wuth the University of Indianapolis.