West Florida advances to Round of 16 with blanking of Valdosta State
PENSACOLA, Fla. -- West Florida defeated Valdosta State 5-0 at home on Sunday afternoon in the NCAA DII South Regional Championship. West Florida (25-0, 8-0 GSC) advances to the NCAA DII championships for the third consecutive season.
“It was an amazing experience [Sunday] to be able to play in front of my teammates and friends,” Bruno Savi said. “We have been working very hard all year and it feels amazing to clinch the match. It was so great to see my teammates come onto the court and celebrate with me.”
The No. 3-ranked doubles team of Savi and Tony Rajaobelina won 8-5 at No. 1 doubles. Alex Peyrot and Felipe Frattini earned an 8-2 win at No. 2 doubles while Dominco Sano and Elio Latella won 8-3 at No. 3 doubles.
Kenny Brasil was the first Argonaut to finish his singles match and earned a 6-0, 6-3 win at No. 4 singles.
“It was amazing [Sunday]; I felt very good going into the match and it was great to get the win,” Brasil said. “It’s an amazing feeling to be on this team. Everybody is giving it their all in every practice and every match and we are feeling very confident as a team.”
No. 1 Savi defeated No. 44 Francisco Yim Kim 6-2, 6-1 en route to clinching the match for West Florida.