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No. 9 Lander tops Mount Olive 5-1 in City of Florence Invitational opener

No. 9 Lander tops Mount Olive 5-1 in City of Florence Invitational opener

FLORENCE, S.C. – The No. 9-ranked Lander men's tennis team won two doubles matches and three singles matches en route to a 5-1 season-opening victory over Mount Olive on Saturday afternoon at the City of Florence College Tennis Invitational. 

The Bearcats improve to 2-0 overall, while Mount Olive drops to 0-1.

In singles, No. 1 Eirik Groner def. Armando Ferreira (UMO) 6-1, 6-1; No. 3 Ozan Cildir (LU) def. Jack Middleton (UMO) 6-1, 6-1; and No. 6 Gabriel Couto (LU) def. Juan Arbelaez 6-2, 6-3.

In doubles, No. 1 Armando Ferreira/Jack Middleto (UMO) def. David Korsten/Axel Cronje (LU) 9-8; No. 2 Ozan Cildir/Phillipe Courteau (LU) def. Martin Moser/Sherzok Akramov (UMO) 8-1; and No. 3 Eirik Groner/Gabriel Couto (LU) def. Pablo Safant Ferrer/Flavio Carretero Garbati (UMO) 8-3.