LAKELAND - The 40th-ranked Florida Southern men's tennis team dug a hole too big to overcome, dropping all three doubles matches to No. 29 University of Indianapolis here Thursday at the Wynee Warden Tennis Complex.
The Greyhounds' sweep of doubles began when their number three team of Nils Hoffacker and Marco Razo defeated Jose de Sario and Derek Bell, 8-2, and continued as Arklon Huertas Huertas Del Pino and Andrea Morlet, the sixth-ranked doubles team in the NCAA Division II, downed Laurent Mailloux and Miguel Alvarez-Hevia, 8-3, at number one. Indianpolis took the win at number two as Christoph Drechsler and Magnus Mueller topped Fabian Lundberg and Brian Slivonik, 8-4.
Indianpolis continued its winning ways when Hoffacker defeated Slivonik, 6-0, 6-2, at number three singles and ended with the match win when Huertas Del Pino, ranked 48th nationally, downed Lundberg, 6-4, 6-1, at number one.
Florida Southern wrapped up the match with four straight wins – all in three sets.
Mailloux got the Moccasins' first win with a 6-2, 4-6, 10-6 victory at number four singles over Mueller. The win gives Mailloux an 8-4 record on the season. FSC's second win came as de Sario won out, 5-7, 6-3, 10-8, at number two singles over Dreschler, who is ranked 29th in the country.
Alvarez-Hevia improved his record to 10-2 with a 4-6, 6-4, 10-8 win at number five singles in his match with Razo. Oscar Soderlund concluded the match with a 6-4, 6-7 (5-7), 10-8 win at number six singles over Morlet.
After playing nine matches in 13 days, the Moccasins will play nine days from now, taking on Palm Beach Atlantic at home on Saturday, March 25 at 1 pm at the Wynee Warden Tennis Center.