SEASON PREVIEW: 2019 #LynnMTennis

SEASON PREVIEW: 2019 #LynnMTennis

 

2018-19 Schedule

2018-19 Roster

2018 Stats

2017-18 Results

2018 Record: 17-7 (6-2 Sunshine State Conference)

Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 8/5

Starters Returning/Lost: 4/2

Newcomers: 6

Top Returners: Jose Porfirio Ordonez (Sr.), Kay Bartmann (Sr.), Florian Clemares (Gr.), Gabriel Hocevar (Jr.)

Head Coach: Mike Perez (30th season)

Notes: Lynn produced a 17-7 record in 2018 while securing its first trip to the NCAA national tournament since 2012. Four of last season's starting six are expected to return to this year's lineup. The Blue and White went 6-2 in league play throughout the regular season, earning them the No. 3 seed in the SSC Tournament. They nearly upset No. 2 seed Barry in a close 5-4 loss in the SSC Semifinals before winning the third-place match over Embry-Riddle. The Fighting Knights then upset Saint Leo in the NCAA South Region II Championship, granting the program a berth to the NCAA National Championships for the first time since 2012. This season, Lynn was selected No. 2 in the SSC Preseason Coaches Poll and No. 3 in the ITA Preseason National Rankings. Lynn lost Jean-Baptiste Mateo and Tristan Houle from the starting lineup due to graduation, with Mateo returning as a member of the coaching staff. Jose Porfirio Ordonez returns for his fourth and final season in the Blue and White starting lineup, Kay Bartmann and Florian Clemares are back for their third seasons while Gabriel Hocevar is entering his second year at Lynn. The two open starting spots are expected to be filled by incoming Division I transfers Lucca Baptista (Tulsa; So.) and Robin Calais (Radford; Jr.), while incoming journeyman Patrick Bessinger mix into the doubles rotation. Lynn will play 10 of its 16 scheduled matches at home.