No. 7 UWF Opens GSC Play with 9-0 Victory over Christian Brothers
Argos Win Every Game in 9-0 Blanking of Christian Brothers
PENSACOLA, Fla. – The No. 7-ranked University of West Florida men’s tennis team did not drop a game as the Argos blanked Christian Brothers, 9-0, today at the Ralph “Skeeter” Carson Tennis Complex on the UWF campus. The match opened Gulf South Conference (GSC) play for the Argonauts. With the win, West Florida moves to 5-1 overall, while Christian Brothers falls to 0-5 overall and 0-4 in the GSC.
In doubles, Christian Brothers defaulted at the number three position. Argonauts Bruno Savi (Santana do Livramento, Brazil) and Roberto Mattos (Jaú, Brazil) blanked Justin King and Justin Gallagher, 8-0. Mallory Leighty (Lake City) and Elio Latela (Sydney, Australia) teamed to defeat Kevin Johnson and Ericson Galinato, 8-0. Leighty and Mattos were playing in their first matches of the season for West Florida.
Christian Brothers also defaulted at the No. 6 singles position. Argonauts Sean Gunnels (Mobile, Ala.), Latela, Mattos, Guilherme Canineo (Sao Paulo, Brazil) and Leighty all won their matches, 8-0, 8-0, at Nos. 1 through 5, respectively. UWF sophomore Canineo was also playing in his first match of the season.
West Florida will travel to Livingston, Ala., tomorrow, to face West Alabama in a GSC match. First serve is set for 3:30 p.m. Results and a recap of the match will be available on GoArgos.com. For information on all UWF Athletics, visit www.GoArgos.com.
#7 West Florida 9, Christian Brothers 0
03/08/12 at Pensacola, Fla. (Ralph “Skeeter” Carson Tennis Complex)
1. Sean Gunnels (UWF) def. Justin Gallagher (CBU) 6-0, 6-0
2. Elio Latela (UWF) def. Kevin Johnson (CBU) 6-0, 6-0
3. Roberto Mattos (UWF) def. Justin King (CBU) 6-0, 6-0
4. Guilherme Canineo (UWF) def. Mark Galinato (CBU) 6-0, 6-0
5. Mallory Leighty (UWF) def. Ericson Galinato (CBU) 6-0, 6-0
6. Domenico Sano (UWF) def. No Player (CBU) default
1. Bruno Savi/Roberto Mattos (UWF) def. Justin King/Justin Gallagher (CBU) 8-0
2. Mallory Leighty/Elio Latela (UWF) def. Kevin Johnson/Ericson Galinato (CBU) 8-0
3. Guilherme Canineo/Sean Gunnels (UWF) def. No Player/No Player (CBU) 8-0
West Florida 5-1, 1-0 GSC; National ranking #7; Regional ranking #4
Christian Brothers 0-5, 0-4 GSC
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