UNF Defeats No. 52 Seahawks, 5-2

Host North Florida topped UNCW, 5-2, in a non-conference men’s tennis match Friday in Jacksonville, Fla.

JACKSONVILLE, FL Mar. 14, 2014  – Host North Florida claimed the doubles point in narrow fashion and then added four singles victories to beat No. 52 UNCW, 5-2, in men’s tennis action Friday at the UNF Tennis Complex.

Junior Kaue Pereira recorded wins in singles and doubles on Friday vs. UNF

Junior Kaue Pereira recorded wins in singles and doubles on Friday vs. UNF
Courtesy: Joe Browning

The Ospreys improved to 7-9 with their third straight victory. The Seahawks had their record evened at 6-6 on the season and stand 1-4 on the road this spring.

UNCW won the first doubles match off the court when Pedro Mol and Kaue Pereira, ranked 64th nationally, upset No. 34 Caio Gomes and Yannick Zuern, 8-6. But UNF rallied for wins at the No. 1 and No. 3 positions to claim the early point.

The Ospreys raised the lead to 2-0 when Zuern, playing No.4 singles, downed Santtu Leskinen. But Pereira sliced the margin to 2-1 with a 6-3, 6-0 verdict over Zachary Goldberg. Mol squared the match at 2-all by dominating Norbert Nemcsek, 6-3, 6-1, at No. 3 singles before UNF clinched the match with wins at No. 1 and No. 6 singles.

The Seahawks, who have played three consecutive away matches, return home on Wednesday (March 19) to entertain Yale of the Ivy League at 2 p.m.

Michael "Beach Mick" Hudson

About the Author:

Michael "Beach Mick" Hudson is the founder and Editor of Beach Carolina Magazine. Living along the coast of North Carolina, Mike has a passion for the beach and loves to bring news and events of the Carolinas to others around the world.

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