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No. 8 West Florida Men's Tennis Wins Fifth Straight

Argos Pick Up Seventh 9-0 Win of Season

Guilherme Canineo won 6-0, 6-0 in singles on Saturday (Photo by Bill Stockland)
Guilherme Canineo won 6-0, 6-0 in singles on Saturday (Photo by Bill Stockland)

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PENSACOLA, Fla. – The No. 8 West Florida men’s tennis team won its fifth straight match in convincing fashion, shutting out Lambuth 9-0 at the Ralph “Skeeter” Carson Tennis Complex on Saturday.  With the win, the Argonauts improved to 17-8 with just one match remaining before postseason play.

UWF won breezed through doubles play, as Domenic Sano (Macaray, Venezuela) and Sean Gunnels (Mobile, Ala./Murphy HS) defeated Aliaksei Kavalenka and Ryan Swift 8-3 at No. 1 and Lukas Larsson (Ystad, Sweden/Osterportskolan) and Mike Lue (Richmond Hill, Ontario/St. Augustine Catholic HS) topped Keithroy Proctor and Rafael Vanceslau 8-2 at No. 2.  The Argos took the third doubles point by default.

The Argonauts kept rolling and won all six singles matches to clinch the shutout.  Guilherme Canineo (Sao Paulo, Brazil/Peterson Schools) swept Proctor 6-0, 6-0 in the third spot to highlight the Argonauts’ singles play.  No. 27 Andrey Pozhidaev (Sochi, Russia) picked up a 6-3, 6-4 win over Kavalenka at No. 1, and Gunnels outlasted Swift 6-1, 7-5 at the No. 2 spot.  Larsson picked up a 6-2, 6-3 win over Vanceslau at No. 4, and Mallory Leighty (Lake City, Fla./Columbia HS) topped Justin King 6-0, 6-1 at the five spot.  The Argonauts won the sixth spot by default.

UWF will finish regular season play on Sunday, April 9 against the University of New Orleans at home at 10 a.m.  For information on all UWF Athletics, visit


#8 University of West Florida 9, Lambuth 0
4/9/2011 at Pensacola, Fla. (Ralph "Skeeter" Carson Tennis Complex)

Singles competition
1. #27 Andrey Pozhidaev (UWF) def. Aliaksei Kavalenka (LAM) 6-3, 6-4
2. Sean Gunnels (UWF) def. Ryan Swift (LAM) 6-1, 7-5
3. Guilherme Canineo (UWF) def. Keithroy Proctor (LAM) 6-0, 6-0
4. Lukas Larsson (UWF) def. Rafael Vanceslau (LAM) 6-2, 6-3
5. Mallory Leighty (UWF) def. Justin King (LAM) 6-0, 6-1
6. Luis Felipe Sperb (UWF) def. No player (LAM), by default

Doubles competition
1. Domenico Sano/Sean Gunnels (UWF) def. Aliaksei Kavalenka/Ryan Swift (LAM) 8-3
2. Lukas Larsson/Mike Lue (UWF) def. Keithroy Proctor/Rafael Vanceslau (LAM) 8-2
3. Mallory Leighty/Guilherme Canineo (UWF) def. No player/No player (LAM), by default

Match Notes
Lambuth 6-8
University of West Florida 17-8; National ranking #8; Regional ranking #4
Lambuth is in the NAIA.

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