Feb. 2, 2013
FORT MYERS, Fla. (SMU) - The SMU Mustangs got their first win of the spring season in dominating fashion against Florida Gulf Coast on Saturday evening.
No. 83 Arturs Kazijevs, Pablo Perez-Esnaola, Mischa Nowicki, Nate Lammons and Eduardo Razzeto all took singles victories. Kazijevs topped FGCU's Jordi Vives 7-6 (7-5); 6-4. Vives is in his first season at FGCU after transferring from USC, where he was a part of the 2011-12 national championship team.
"It was great for 5 new players to get their first win as a Mustang," head coach Carl Neufeld said. " It was a fantastic college tennis atmosphere with over 500 spectators in attendance."
The Mustangs also took two of three doubles matches, including a convincing 8-1 win by Kazijevs and Nowicki over FGCU duo Tianyu Bao and Dylan Gunning.
SMU vs Florida Gulf Coast
Feb 02, 2013 at Fort Myers, Fla.
SMU 6, Florida Gulf Coast 1
1. #83 Arturs Kazijevs (SMU) def. Jordi Vives (FGCU) 7-6 (7-5), 6-4
2. Tianyu Bao (FGCU) def. Alex Sanders (SMU) 6-4, 6-4
3. Pablo Perez-Esnaola (SMU) def. Dean Tsamas (FGCU) 6-2, 6-5
4. Mischa Nowicki (SMU) def. Dylan Gunning (FGCU) 6-4, 6-2
5. Nate Lammons (SMU) def. Lance Lvovsky (FGCU) 7-6 (7-5), 6-1
6. Eduardo Razzeto (SMU) def. Michael Beiler (FGCU) 6-0, 6-3
1. Arturs Kazijevs/Mischa Nowicki (SMU) def. Tianyu Bao/Dylan Gunning (FGCU) 8-1
2. Jordi Vives/Jackson Moore (FGCU) def. Alex Sanders/Ross Peets (SMU) 8-2
3. Nate Lammons/Pablo Perez-Esnaola (SMU) def. Lance Lvovsky/Dean Tsamas (FGCU) 8-7 (7-4)
Florida Gulf Coast 2-3
Order of finish: Doubles (1,2); Singles (6,4,2,5,3,1)