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Fourth-Ranked Argonauts Gain Revenge Against Lions

Feb. 9, 2007

PENSACOLA, Fla. - After losing to Freed-Hardeman at home in the first match of the season last year, West Florida was looking for payback on Friday afternoon. West Florida swept the doubles matches en route to a 7-2 triumph over Freed-Hardeman at the Ralph "Skeeter" Carson Tennis Complex. West Florida improved to 3-0 on the season. Freed-Hardeman, the third ranked team in the NAIA, evened their record at 1-1.

After sweeping the doubles matches, West Florida won four of six singles matches, including straight set wins by Dante Bottini (Buenos Aires, Argentina/Drury Univ.) and Diego Zorzi (Buenos Aires, Argentina/Manuel). Thirty-seventh ranked Nicolas Barrientos (Cali, Colombia/Colegio Akademos) and Luis Arboleda (Medellin, Colombia) were forced to go to a third set tie-breaker in both of their matches, but both players came out victorious.

West Florida will put their perfect record on the line on Saturday against 11th ranked South Carolina-Upstate. The match will begin at 12 p.m. EST in Columbus, Ga.

Match Results

#1 Singles: #11 Dante Bottini (UWF) def. Alberto Gonzalez (FHU), 6-1, 6-4 #2 Singles: Diego Zorzi (UWF) def. Francisco Redondo (FHU), 6-2, 6-2 #3 Singles: #37 Nicolas Barrientos (UWF) def. Vincente Joli (FHU), 6-7, 6-3, 10-7 #4 Singles: Ivan Besancon (FHU) def. #41 Eduardo Cavasotti (UWF), 6-2, 6-3 #5 Singles: Luis Arboleda (UWF) def. Lukas Hanak (FHU), 3-6, 6-3, 10-6 #6 Singles: Jan Miskos (FHU) def. Vivian Chhetri (UWF), 6-2, 7-6

#1 Doubles: N. Barrientos/D. Bottini (UWF) def. F. Redondo/A. Gonzalez (FHU), 8-3 #2 Doubles: D. Zorzi/L. Arboleda (UWF) def. I. Besancon/L. Hanak (FHU), 8-6 #3 Doubles: E. Cavasotti/V. Chhetri (UWF) def. V. Joli/J. Miskos (FHU), 8-6

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