Men’s Tennis Starts Strong in Pairs Play on Fall Opening Day

Men’s Tennis Starts Strong in Pairs Play on Fall Opening Day

West Palm Beach, Fla. – Lynn University's men's tennis team opened up its 2018 fall slate on Friday at the PBA Sailfish Invitational with a strong showing in doubles competition.

INSIDE THE TOURNAMENT:
Event: Sailfish Invitational
Host: Palm Beach Atlantic University
Location: Mitch Gornto Tennis Center | West Palm Beach, Fla.
Tournament Dates: Sept. 14-16
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DOUBLES DRAW:
#1 Doubles Flight

  • Gabriel Hocevar and newcomer Lucca Baptista represented the Blue and White in the top doubles flight. The pair first knocked off de Fraia/Nicolas of Rollins, 8-5, before falling to Gomez/Ventura from Barry, 8-3. They will place for third place on Sunday.

#2 Doubles Flight

  • Veterans Jose Porfirio Ordonez and Kay Bartmann were one of two Lynn squads to go undefeated on the day. The seniors first took down Hoffmann/Niemeyer of PBA in a close one, 9-8 (5), before dispatching Forcano/Matteoli of Barry in the semifinals. The #2 doubles flight championship will take place on Sunday.

#3 Doubles Flight

  • Youngsters Adam Lunding Johansson and Diego Valant held their own in the #3 doubles bracket, winning 8-4 and 9-7 to secure a spot in Sunday's championship.

#4 Doubles Flight

  • Ryan Neale and Renato Van Veggel fell 8-6 vs. Baehr/Thomas out of Florida Southern in their opening match but bounced back for an 8-5 victory over PBA's Meneses/Paz in the fifth-place tilt.

BEYOND THE BOXSCORE:

  • Baptista made his Fighting Knights debut while freshmen Neale and Valant saw the first collegiate action of their respective careers.

UP NEXT:
Singles action gets started bright and early tomorrow, Saturday. Sept. 15 on the second day of the invite.