LAKELAND, FL - Florida Southern College men's tennis saw just their second loss in seven games on Tuesday afternoon, falling 4-2 to Wayne State at the Wynee Warden Tennis Center. The Moccasins (5-7) were unable to overcome strong performances from the Warriors (9-3) in the No. 2, 3 and 4 singles flights.
Two Moccasins shined on the court as John Sakellarides won his third-straight singles match and Lennart Vossgäetter improved to 4-0 in singles competition for the season. Tim Becker and Brian Pham improved to 4-1 in doubles play, earning a 6-4 win in the No. 1 doubles flight.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
|1. Tim Becker (FSCM) vs. Niklas Karcz (WSUM) 2-6, 7-5, unfinished|
|2. Pierre Renaudie (WSUM) def. Victor Ahlbeck (FSCM) 6-4, 6-0|
|3. Griffin Mertz (WSUM) def. Oscar Sohl (FSCM) 6-4, 6-4|
|4. Taylor Vane (WSUM) def. Brian Pham (FSCM) 6-3, 7-5|
|5. Lennart Vossgaetter (FSCM) def. Max Rink (WSUM) 7-6 (7-4), 4-1, retired|
|6. John Sakellarides (FSCM) def. Derek Sammons (WSUM) 6-4, 6-3|
|1. Tim Becker/Brian Pham (FSCM) def. Griffin Mertz/Taylor Vane (WSUM) 6-4|
|2. Niklas Karcz/Pierre Renaudie (WSUM) def. Brandon Pham/Oscar Sohl (FSCM) 6-2|
|3. Derek Sammons/David Solar (WSUM) def. Victor Ahlbeck/John Sakellarides (FSCM) 6-2|
|Wayne State 9-3|
|Florida Southern 5-7|
|Order of finish: Doubles (3,2,1); Singles (6,2,5,3,4)|
The Moccasins will host North Georgia on Wednesday at the Wynee Warden Tennis Center, match set to begin at 3:00 p.m.