Men's Tennis Drops A-Sun Dual with Jacksonville
Friday, April 01, 2011

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The FGCU men’s tennis team headed to Jacksonville, Fla. for an Atlantic Sun Conference dual with Jacksonville on Friday. Seniors Carlo Checchia (Sao Paulo, Brazil/Ceteb/Coastal Carolina University) and Mitchell Lvovsky (Dania Beach, Fla./Keystone HS/Wingate University) each recorded singles wins as the Eagles fell to the Dolphins, 5-2.

The Eagles fell to 3-17 (1-8 A-Sun) this spring, while the Dolphins improved to 5-12 (3-5 A-Sun) this year.

Jacksonville took the opening doubles point by sweeping the three paired contests. In a close No. 3 contest, the senior duo of Steve Binninger (St. Augustine, Fla./Saint Joseph Academy) and Frank Acierno (Palm Coast, Fla./Flagler Palm Coast HS) were turned away by JU’s Fernando Bano-Lopez and Matthew Hansen, 8-5.

Following the transition to singles action, the Blue and Green were able to put two points on the scoreboard. In the No. 3 contest, Checchia defeated Lance Lvovsky in a three-set match, 2-6, 6-2, 6-1. The Eagles also recorded in a win in the No. 6 competion as Mitchell Lvovsky turned away Logan Shalmi in another three-setter 3-6, 6-3, 7-5.

FGCU will be back in action for the final match of the 2011 spring season, as it takes the courts with UNF on Saturday beginning at 1 p.m. The Ospreys (12-6, 7-1 A-Sun) extended their winning streak to five matches following a 6-1 defeat of Stetson on Friday.

Results and recaps from the 2011 spring finale will be available at www.FGCUAthletics.com following the match.

Singles Results
1. Fernando Bano Lopez (JU) def. Matthew Rock (FGCU), 1-6, 7-6, 6-0
2. Jose Fantova (JU) def. Steve Binninger (FGCU), 6-2, 6-0
3. Carlo Checchia (FGCU) def. Lance Lvovsky (JU), 2-6, 6-2, 6-1
4. Larry Condez (JU) def. Dean Tsamas (FGCU), 6-4, 3-6, 6-4
5. Matthew Hansen (JU) def. Frank Acierno (FGCU), 6-0, 6-4
6. Mitchell Lvovsky (FGCU) def. Logan Shalmi (JU), 3-6, 6-3, 7-5

Doubles Results
1. Lance Lvovsky/Logan Shalmi (JU) def. Carlo Checchia/Dean Tsamas (FGCU), 8-2
2. Jose Fantova/Larry Condez (JU) def. Matthew Rock/Collin Brown (FGCU), 8-2
3. Fernando Bano Lopez/Matthew Hansen (JU) def. Steve Binninger/Frank Acierno (FGCU), 8-5