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Mocs Win Two Consolation Doubles Championships at Mercer Classic

Tom Becker
Tom Becker

MACON, GA - The Florida Southern men's tennis team claimed two consolation doubles championships in the Mercer Gridiron Classic played here Sunday at the Leroy Peddy Tennis Center. Tim Becker and John Sakellarides defeated Andrei Duarte and Patrick Lazo of Georgia State, 6-1, in the Flight A championship while Victor Ahlbeck and Danny Thomas downed Sam Schiano and Tom Russwurm of USC-Spartanburg, 6-2, in Flight B.

Sakellarides and Brandon Pham each finished as runner-up in their respective singles flights. Sakellarides opened play with a 6-2, 6-1 win over teammate Danny Thomas in the semifinals and then fell, 2-6, 6-4, 1-0(8), to Juan Rodriguez of Alabama State. Pham began Sunday with a 6-3, 2-6, 1-0(11) win over Federico Nani of North Florida before dropping a 6-0, 1-0 (ret.) to Joe Ellis of North Florida.

This weekend concludes the Moccasins' fall season. The squad returns to action in February 2019.


RESULTS FROM SUNDAY, OCT. 7

SINGLES - FLIGHT B (CONSOLATION - SEMIFINALS)

  • Brandon Pham (FSC) def. Federico Nani (North Florida), 6-3, 2-6, 1-0(11)

SINGLES - FLIGHT B (CONSOLATION - CHAMPIONSHIP)

  • Joe Ellis (North Florida) def Brandon Pham (FSC) 6-1, 1-0 (ret.)

SINGLES - FLIGHT C (CONSOLATION - SEMIFINALS)

SINGLES - FLIGHT B (CONSOLATION - CHAMPIONSHIP)

DOUBLES - FLIGHT A (CONSOLATION - CHAMPIONSHIP)

DOUBLES - FLIGHT B (CONSOLATION - CHAMPIONSHIP)