Men's Tennis Drops SSC-Opener to No. 6 Saint Leo

Men's Tennis Drops SSC-Opener to No. 6 Saint Leo

LAKELAND, FL - Florida Southern College men's tennis suffered their first loss of conference play this season, falling 5-2 to Saint Leo on Wednesday. The Moccasins (0-5, 0-1) battled in the doubles flights, losing 7-5 and 7-6 in the No. 2 and No. 3 matchups before the No. 6 Lions (3-2, 1-0) clinched the match in the singles flights.

Miroslav Cvjetan and Oscar Sohl were the only Moccasins able to come out on top of the Lions in the No. 4 and No. 5 flights, respectively. Both players have the best singles flight records for 2019, with Cvjetan at 3-2 and Sohl at 2-1.


Singles competition
1. #40 Bruno Faletto (SLM) def. Valentin Hertweck (FSCM) 6-2, 5-7, 3-1, retired
2. Ghali Mensour (SLM) def. Victor Ahlbeck (FSCM) 6-2, 6-3
3. Aurel Ciocanu (SLM) def. Tim Becker (FSCM) 6-2, 6-4
4. Miroslav Cvjetan (FSCM) def. Noel Kunz (SLM) 6-4, 6-7, 6-4
5. Oscar Sohl (FSCM) def. Willem Van Den Akker (SLM) 7-6, 6-2
6. David Perez (SLM) def. Brian Pham (FSCM) 0-6, 6-3, 1-0 (10-3)
Doubles competition
1. Willem Van Den Akker/Aurel Ciocanu (SLM) def. John Sakellarides/Hikaru Nagoshi (FSCM) 6-1
2. Bruno Faletto/Leonardo Vega (SLM) def. Tim Becker/Danny Thomas (FSCM) 7-5
3. Ghali Mensour/David Perez (SLM) def. Victor Ahlbeck/Valentin Hertweck (FSCM) 7-6 (7-5)
Match Notes
Saint Leo 3-2; National ranking #6; Regional ranking #4
Florida Southern 0-5
Order of finish: Doubles (1,2,3); Singles (3,2,5,1,4,6)


The Moccasins will stay in Lakeland for this Saturday's match against Palm Beach Atlantic, time set for 1:00 p.m.