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No. 5 UWF Men's Tennis Team Blanks No. 48 Delta State

Argo Men Record Third Straight Victory

Sean Gunnels (Photo by Bill Stockland)
Sean Gunnels (Photo by Bill Stockland)

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PENSACOLA, Fla. – The No. 5 University of West Florida men’s tennis team (15-8, 2-1 GSC) blanked No. 48 Delta State, 9-0, today at the Ralph “Skeeter” Carson Tennis Complex on the UWF campus. While both teams are in the Gulf South Conference (GSC), UWF is in the East Division and Delta State is in the West. Thus, the match does not count in conference standings. UWF has now recorded three straight victories.

UWF recorded victories at all three doubles positions. At No. 1, Leandro Ferreira (Sao Paulo, Brazil) and Andrey Pozhidaev (Sochi, Russia) defeated Josselin Polosse and Florian Mondoloni, 8-5. Sean Gunnels (Mobile, Ala.) and Domenico Sano (Macaray, Venezuela) tallied an 8-3 victory over Cristian Serrano Garcia and Marco Heinzleman at the No. 2 line. At the No. 3 position, Argonauts Lukas Larsson (Ystad, Sweden) and Mike Lue (Richmond Hill, Ontario) defeated Guillaume Lacour and Sebastien Rajaonary, 8-5.

At the No. 1 singles position, No. 15 Ferreira defeated Polosse, 6-3, 6-2. No. 20-ranked Pozhidaev dropped just two games in his 6-1, 6-1 victory over Mondoloni at No. 2. Gunnels recorded a 6-3, 6-2 victory over Serrano Garcia at the No. 3 position. At the No. 4 line, Lue defeated Lacour, 6-2, 6-4. Sano also tallied a 6-2, 6-4 victory over Rajaonary at No. 5. UWF junior Mallory Leighty (Lake City) defeated Heinzleman, 6-0, 6-1, at the No. 6 position.

UWF has three matches remaining in the regular season. The Argos return to the courts on Tuesday to face No. 47 North Alabama. The Gulf South Conference match will be played at the Ralph “Skeeter” Carson Tennis Complex in Pensacola. Results and a recap of the match will be available on GoArgos.com. For information on all UWF Athletics, visit www.GoArgos.com.

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No. 5 University of West Florida 9, No. 48 Delta State 0

Singles
#1 No. 15 Leandro Ferreira (UWF) def. Josselin Polosse (DSU) 6-3, 6-2
#2 No. 20 Andrey Pozhidaev (UWF) def. Florian Mondoloni (DSU) 6-1, 6-1
#3 Sean Gunnels (UWF) def. Cristian Serrano Garcia (DSU) 6-3, 6-2
#4 Mike Lue (UWF) def. Guillaume Lacour (DSU) 6-2, 6-4
#5 Domenico Sano (UWF) def. Sebastien Rajaonary (DSU) 6-2, 6-4
#6 Mallory Leighty (UWF) def. Marco Heinzleman (DSU) 6-0, 6-1

Doubles
#1 Leandro Ferreira/Andrey Pozhidaev (UWF) def. Josselin Polosse/Florian Mondoloni (DSU) 8-5
#2 Sean Gunnels/Domenico Sano (UWF) def. Cristian Serrano Garcia/Marco Heinzleman (DSU) 8-3
#3 Lukas Larsson/Mike Lue (UWF) def. Guillaume Lacour/Sebastien Rajaonary (DSU) 8-5

Match Notes:
University of West Florida 15-8, 2-1 GSC; National ranking #5; Regional ranking #4
Order of finish: Doubles (2,1,3); Singles (2,6,1,3,4,5)
Delta State is in the GSC West, while UWF is in the GSC East Division.

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