Mocs Post Efficient 8-1 Home Win Over Wayne State (Mich.)

Mocs Post Efficient 8-1 Home Win Over Wayne State (Mich.)

LAKELAND - Florida Southern rebounded from a disappointing 5-4 loss on Sunday to Bluefield State here Tuesday by posting an 8-1 victory over Wayne State (Mich.) at the Wynee Warden Tennis Center. 

The win was the Moccasins' fourth in their last five matches and improves its record to 8-4 on the season, while Wayne State falls to 4-7 on the season.

"We were very efficient today on the singles side of things," FSC head coach Trey Heath said. "It was just a good all-around team match today."

The Mocs won eight of the nine matches on the day against the Warriors as Wayne State's lone victory came at No. 2 doubles as its tandem of Harvey Reed and Ryan Carlson defeated FSC's No. 2 tandem of sophomore Miguel Alvarez-Hevia (Asturias, Spain) and junior Laurent Mailloux (Montreal, Canada). 

FSC, though, would prevent a sweep in doubles by Wayne State as FSC picked up an 8-4 win at the No. 1 spot and then posted an 8-2 win at the No. 3 spot.

At the No. 1 spot, junior Jose de Sario (Dorlamar, Venezuela) and sophomore Brian Slivonik (Oyster Bay, N.Y.) improved to 3-0 on the season playing the No. 1 double spot, while junior Fabian Lundberg (Akersberga, Sweden) and sophomore Arthur Viallaneix (Apopka, Fla.) partnered together in doubles for the first time this spring. 

Meanwhile, in single action, the Mocs won all six matches in straight sets, including clinching the victory with a 6-4, 6-2 win by Viallaneix over WSU's Derek Sammons at the No. 6 spot. 

Lundberg continued his hot play in singles on Tuesday as he won his fifth consecutive match at the No. 1 spot as he posted a 6-3, 6-2 win over Mohamed Fazyl Kechai, while Slivonik recorded his ninth straight singles win with his 6-0, 6-1 victory at the No. 5 spot against Nicholas Ang. 

de Sario also extended his singles win streak to five straight matches as he posted a 7-5, 6-4 win at the No. 2 spot over Clement Charriere.

FSC's other singles wins came from Alvarez-Hevia at the No. 3 spot and Mailloux at the No. 4 spot. The latter victory was Mailloux's first match this season at the No. 4 spot in singles. 

The Mocs will return to action on Thursday, March 17 as they host Southern New Hampshire in a 3 p.m. match at the Wynee Warden Tennis Center.