No. 3 Men’s Tennis Opens 2019 with Convincing Victory

No. 3 Men’s Tennis Opens 2019 with Convincing Victory

Miami Gardens, Fla. – Lynn University's third-ranked men's tennis squad took down the St. Thomas (Fla.) Bobcats on Tuesday night, 7-0, to kick off the team's 2019 season on a solid note.

INSIDE THE MATCHUP:
Final: Lynn 7, STU 0
Records: #3 Lynn (1-0), STU (0-2)
Location: Miami Gardens, Fla.
All-Time Series: Lynn leads 22-0
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HOW IT HAPPENED:

  • In doubles action, the teams of Kay Bartmann and Florian Clemares at No. 1 and Gabriel Hocevar and Jose Porfirio Ordonez at No. 3 posted 6-1 victories.
  • The Bobcats held a 3-2 lead at No. 2 doubles.
  • The Fighting Knights swept all six singles matches in straight sets to close out the match.
  • Bartmann got the opening day nod at the top singles position, logging a 6-3, 7-6 triumph.
  • Newcomer Lucca Baptista tallied a 6-0, 6-4 win at No. 2 singles.
  • Returners Clemares (6-1, 6-2), Porfirio Ordonez (6-0, 6-0) and Hocevar (6-1, 6-0) recorded strong wins at the three-through-five spots, respectively.
  • Newcomer Robin Calais shut out his opponent at the No. 6 flight (6-0, 6-0).

BEYOND THE BOXSCORE:

  • Lynn opens its season with a win over St. Thomas for the eighth year in a row.
  • Two players made their Blue and White debut tonight.
  • The Fighting Knights were ranked No. 3 in the ITA Preseason National Rankings.
  • The Bobcats are receiving votes in the NAIA National Coaches Poll.
  • Lynn and St. Thomas were supposed to play in Boca Raton on Friday, Feb. 1, but the match was postponed due to rain and moved to Miami Gardens.

UP NEXT:
The Fighting Knights will host their home opener this Thursday, Feb. 7, vs. Keiser at 3 p.m.