PENSACOLA, FL - Florida Southern College men's tennis concluded the weekend trip to Pensacola on Sunday, losing 6-1 to West Alabama. The Moccasins (0-4), who played without the help of Tim Becker and Brandon Pham, struggled against the South's eighth-ranked Tigers (5-0) team in both the singles and doubles competitions.
Valentin Hertweck was the best performer for the Mocs on Sunday, winning the only point for Florida Southern in the No. 2 singles flight in three sets. Hertweck also partnered with Victor Ahlbeck to pickup a 6-3 win in the No. 3 doubles flight.
HOW IT HAPPENED
|1. #35 Julius Kaverinen (UWAM) def. Victor Ahlbeck (FSCM) 6-4, 6-2|
|2. Valentin Hertweck (FSCM) def. Ilia Dehodiuk (UWAM) 7-6, 4-6, 1-0 (12-10)|
|3. Ilari Vesanen (UWAM) def. Miroslav Cvjetan (FSCM) 6-2, 6-2|
|4. Linus Holthey (UWAM) def. Oscar Sohl (FSCM) 6-0, 6-3|
|5. Erik Nordblom (UWAM) def. Brian Pham (FSCM) 6-2, 6-1|
|6. Anton Lof (UWAM) def. Hikaru Nagoshi (FSCM) 6-2, 6-1|
|1. #10 Julius Kaverinen/Linus Holthey (UWAM) def. John Sakellarides/Oscar Sohl (FSCM) 6-3|
|2. Henrik Sinkko/Ilia Dehodiuk (UWAM) def. Brian Pham/Hikaru Nagoshi (FSCM) 6-3|
|3. Victor Ahlbeck/Valentin Hertweck (FSCM) def. Erik Nordblom/Ilari Vesanen (UWAM) 6-3|
|West Alabama 5-0; Regional ranking #8|
|Florida Southern 0-4|
|Order of finish: Doubles (1,2,3); Singles (4,5,3,1,6,2)|
The Moccasins return to Lakeland for their home-opener against Saint Leo on Wednesday at 3 p.m. before hosting Palm Beach Atlantic on Saturday at 1 p.m.