No. 3 Men’s Tennis Opens 2019 Home Slate with 6-1 Win over Keiser

No. 3 Men’s Tennis Opens 2019 Home Slate with 6-1 Win over Keiser

BOCA RATON, Fla. – The third-ranked Lynn University men's tennis team won six of seven available points on Thursday on its way to a 6-1 defeat of the second-ranked Keiser University Seahawks in nonconference action. The Fighting Knights rebounded quickly from a loss in the doubles matches, taking all six of the individual singles contests. 

INSIDE THE MATCHUP:
Final: No. 3 Lynn 6, Keiser 1
Records: Lynn (2-0), Keiser (2-2)
Location: Perper Tennis Complex | Boca Raton, Fla.
All-Time Series: Lynn leads 2-0 (11-0 vs. Northwood (Fla.))
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STATS OF THE GAME:

  • Lynn struggled against the Seahawks in the doubles round, suffering setbacks at the top-two flights while also trailing at No. 3.
  • Kay Bartmann and Lucca Baptista, at No. 1 and No. 2 singles, made quick work of their opponents, winning 6-2, 6-4 and 6-3, 6-1, respectively.
  • Florian Clemares continued the Blue and White's streak of two-set victories, downing his opponent 6-3, 6-2 at the third flight.
  • Jose Porfirio Ordonez showed his grit with a tough 7-5, 6-3 win to clinch the match for Lynn.
  • Gabriel Hocevar and Robin Calais put the bow on the Fighting Knights' perfect singles performance with each earning three-set wins at No. 5 and No. 6.

BEYOND THE BOXSCORE:

  • Keiser is ranked No. 2 in the current NAIA Men's Tennis rankings. 
  • Porfirio's win over Arthur Bonnaud gives him revenge after falling to Bonnaud 6-0, 6-2 last season.
  • Lynn showed much improvement on last season's results after edging out Keiser 5-4 exactly one year ago, Feb. 7, 2018.
  • Clemares, Porfirio and Calais all defeated nationally-ranked Seahawks in singles.

UP NEXT: 
The Fighting Knights will take on Saint Leo on the road to open Sunshine State Conference play, matching up with the Lions on Feb. 16 at 11 a.m.