Men’s Tennis Escapes No. 29 Indianapolis, Wins 10th in a Row

Men’s Tennis Escapes No. 29 Indianapolis, Wins 10th in a Row

BOCA RATON, Fla. – A 3-0 advantage in doubles play was crucial in the eighth-ranked Lynn University men's tennis team's victory over 29th-ranked University of Indianapolis on Wednesday as the Fighting Knights pulled out a 5-4 nonconference triumph. The Fighting Knights have now won 10 straight matches.

INSIDE THE MATCHUP:
Final: Lynn 5, Indianapolis 4
Records: #8 Lynn (12-2), #29 Indianapolis (4-3)
Location: Perper Tennis Complex | Boca Raton, Fla.
All-time Series: Lynn leads 1-0
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HOW IT HAPPENED:
  • Lynn took all three doubles flights, highlighted by a dominant and impressive performance at the top position.
  • At No. 1 doubles, Mehdi Laalej and Florian Clemares handled the sixth-ranked tandem in the country, 8-1.
  • Jean-Baptiste Mateo and Tristan Houle followed up with an 8-4 victory at No. 3 with Kay Bartmann and Jose Porfirio Ordonez rounding out the sweep at No. 2, 8-5.
  • In singles, 19th-ranked Mateo put Lynn in the driver's seat up 4-0 with a top-notch performance at No. 2, blanking 29th-ranked Christoph Drechsler, 6-0, 6-0.
  • The tides quickly turned as the Greyhounds rattled off three-straight wins at the first, third, and fourth singles flights.
  • Houle remained calm and secured the win for the Blue and White at No. 5, 6-3, 6-4.
BEYOND THE BOXSCORE:
  • It was the first-ever meeting between the two teams. 
  • The Greyhounds have played three-straight top-20 opponents, dropping two.
  • Laalej (11-1) and Bartmann (11-1) each suffered their first singles defeat of the season.
  • Lynn has been in four 5-4 matches this season, winning two and losing two.

UP NEXT:
Lynn remains home for two more nonconference bouts, starting with St. Mary's (Texas) at 10 a.m. this Saturday, March 18.