Men's Tennis Continues Fall Season at Mercer Gridiron Classic

Men's Tennis Continues Fall Season at Mercer Gridiron Classic

MACON, GA - The Florida Southern men's tennis team continued its Fall season with competition in the Mercer Gridiron Classic here at the Leroy Peddy Tennis Center. As one of only three non-Division I teams in the 16-team field, the Moccasins found the going tough on the opening day of the three-day tournament.

Brian Pham recorded the single first-round win for the Moccasins by defeating Lucas Guerrero of Middle Georgia State, 5-7, 7-6(2), 6-4 in Flight C of singles. Victor Ahlbeck, Alvaro Arias, and Tim Becker all posted wins in the consolation bracket of Flight A after dropping their opening singles matches while Oscar Sohl and Hikaru Nagoshi picked up consolation wins in Flight B singles.

Action continues Saturday with finals set for Sunday.


RESULTS FROM FRIDAY, OCT. 5

SINGLES - FLIGHT A

  • Luiz Faria (Coastal Carolina) def. Victor Ahlbeck (FSC), 6-3, 6-4
  • Francisco Neto (USC-Upstate) def. Alvaro Arias (FSC), 6-2, 6-4
  • David Georgadze (Mercer) def. Tim Becker (FSC), 5-7, 6-3, 6-4

SINGLES - FLIGHT A (CONSOLATION)

  • Victor Ahlbeck (FSC) vs. Fernando Guardia (Mercer), 3-6, 7-6(3), 1-0(10)
  • Alvaro Arias (FSC) def. Carl-Louis Luckman (Alabama State), 6-0, 6-1
  • Tim Becker (FSC) def. Jorge Poyatos (Troy), 6-2, 6-2

SINGLES - FLIGHT B

  • Efstathios Tsirandis (Mercer) def. Brandon Pham (FSC), 7-6(5), 6-3
  • Tomas Fernandez (Alabama State) def. Valentin Hertweck (FSC), 6-4, 4-6, 6-2
  • Gonzalo Achondo (Coastal Carolina) def. Oscar Sohl (FSC), 7-5, 6-1
  • Mark Laishley (North Georgia) def. Hikaru Nagoshi (FSC), 6-3, 6-3

SINGLES - FLIGHT B (CONSOLATION)

SINGLES - FLIGHT C

  • Brian Pham (FSC) def. Lucas Guerrero (Middle Georgia State), 5-7, 7-6(2), 6-4
  • Lucas Freitas (Middle Georgia State) def. John Sakellarides (FSC), 6-4, 6-4
  • Federico Kulper (North Georgia) def. Danny Thomas (FSC), 0-6, 6-4, 6-1
  • Juan Castellanos (Coastal Carolina) def. Brian Pham (FSC), 6-3, 6-1

DOUBLES - FLIGHT A

DOUBLES - FLIGHT A (CONSOLATION)

DOUBLES - FLIGHT B