ORLANDO, Fla. – The Queens College men's tennis team concluded its Florida trip with three more matches this week, including a 7-2 win over Bloomsburg University. The Knights return from the Sunshine State with a 4-4 overall record.
Queens 7, Bloomsburg 2
Queens dominated singles play by taking five of the six matches, while also winning two doubles matches. Richard Sec and Cosme Jubera posted an 8-4 win at No. 1 doubles, while Camilo Arias and Federico Toscano garnered an 8-2 win at No. 2 doubles. The Knights' lone doubles loss came in a tiebreaker at No. 3.
Sharvill Nawghre earned a 6-4, 6-1 victory at No. 2 singles, and Gabriel Mendez rolled to a 6-2, 6-0 win in the third slot. Arias added a 6-4, 6-3 win at fourth singles, while Nicholas Volos won by a 6-4, 6-3 final in the fifth spot. Finally, Miguel Bendito scored a 6-2, 6-4 win at No. 6. Bloomsburg's lone singles win came in three sets at the top flight.
No. 8 Lynn 9, Queens 0
The Knights ran into one of the top teams in the nation on Tuesday, the eighth-ranked Lynn University Fighting Knights. Lynn is 11-2 overall and has won nine matches in a row.
Queens played tough in doubles play, dropping an 8-6 decision at the top flight and 8-4 decisions at No. 2 and 3. In singles, Sec worked three sets before falling in a 6-2, 6-7, 10-5 final at fourth singles, while Jubera came up just short at No. 6 singles in a 5-7, 6-3, 10-8 decision.
No. 46 Palm Beach Atl. 8, Queens 1
Though the Knights fell, 8-1, in the match, Queens had a chance to win all three doubles matches. All three of the doubles losses came by two games or less, 8-7, 9-7 and 9-8.
Palm Beach Atlantic controlled singles play, however, with the exception of No. 6. Jubera managed to muster a 6-4, 6-4 victory in the sixth spot for the Knights.
Queens will return home for its first East Coast Conference opener against St. Thomas Aquinas College on Friday, March 24, at noon.