Mariners sail past FNU 4-1

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Mariners sail past FNU 4-1. (March 25, 2024)


HIALEAH, Fla. (March 25, 2024) – Florida National University’s men’s tennis team (1-8) fell short of a much-needed win over the NAIA’s No.12-ranked College of Coastal Georgia Mariners (5-3) at home on the courts of Goodlet Park. The Mariners posted an impressive and swift 4-1 win after two decisive victories in doubles play, followed by stellar performances from Lucas Landaluc, Aymeric Bruno and Felix Arroyo Viglino in singles play. 

FNU’s dynamic duo of Guido Gentile and Alejandro Suarez were the only Conquistador pair to score a win in their respective matches, defeating Adrien Guye and Kevin Leuenberger 6-3. The Mariners secured the opening point thanks to losses from FNU’s Matteo Ruscassier and Ignacio Acosta, and Lennart Ostheimer and Luigi Stefanacci.

The singles portion of the competition saw Acosta, Gentile and Ruscassier put up valiant efforts before coming up short opposite their Coastal Georgia competitors. Suarez recorded the Conquistadors’ lone point of the afternoon, taking home a victory over CCG’s Leuenberger. 


Doubles Competition:

Number one: 

Matteo Ruscassier / Ignacio Acosta lost to Lucas Landaluce / Aymeric Bruno (2-6)

Number two:

Guido Gentile / Alejandro Suarez defeated Adrien Guye / Kevin Leuenberger (6-3)

Number three: 

Lennart Ostheimer / Luigi Stefanacci lost to Felix Arroyo Viglino / Santiago Speranza (4-6)


Singles Competition: 

Ignacio Acosta falls to Lucas Landaluce (5-7, 1-6)

Guido Gentile falls to Aymeric Bruno (1-6, 0-6)

Luigi Stefanacci vs. Adrien Guye (0-5) [UF]

Alejandro Suarez defeated Kevin Leuenberger (6-1, 6-4)

Matteo Ruscassier falls to Felix Arroyo Viglino (3-6, 3-6)

Sebastian Fujita vs. Joao Felipe Almeida [DNF]


Up Next: FNU battles Warner on March 29 in Lake Wales, Fla., at 1 p.m.

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