No. 5 West Florida takes easy win
Argos take two doubles and four singles matches in romp
PENSACOLA, Fla. – No. 5 West Florida recorded a 6-3 victory against No. 30 BYU-Hawaii on Thursday at the Ralph “Skeeter” Carson Tennis Complex on the UWF campus. The victory increases UWF's win streak to four matches.
While both schools are NCAA Division II participants, UWF (8-5, 1-1 GSC) competes in the South Region and BYU-Hawaii (6-1) is in the West Region. The match was originally scheduled for Wednesday, but due to thunderstorms in Pensacola, the match was postponed a day.
UWF won two of the three doubles matches. At the No. 1 position, Leandro Ferreira and Andrey Pozhidaev defeated Rong Ma and Agnel Peter 8-5. Argonauts Lukas Larsson and Mike Lue defeated Taylor De Hoyas and Andy Xing by an 8-2 score at the No. 3 line before BYU-Hawaii recorded a victory at No. 2, as Diego Miranda and C.J. Adamson defeated Domenico Sano and Jose Carlos Tolentino 8-3.
West Florida won matches at the Nos. 5 and 6 singles positions to take the 4-1 lead and push the Argos out to an uncatchable lead.
At No. 5, Lue defeated Xing 6-2, 6-2. Sano recorded a 6-0, 6-1 victory at No. 6 against De Hoyas. Fifteenth-ranked Ferreira dropped a 6-4, 6-3 match to Ma at No. 1.
Sean Gunnels then secured the victory for UWF with a 7-5, 6-4 victory against Adamson at the No. 4 position. Miranda tallied a victory for the Seasiders with a 1-6, 7-6, 10-5 win against Tolentino at the No. 3 spot while in the final match completed, No. 20 Pozhidaev defeated Peter 4-6, 6-1, 7-6 at the No. 2 singles position.