The Lee men's tennis team ran into perennial power No. 3 West Florida, dropping the Gulf South Conference contest, 6-1 on Sunday afternoon at the Ralph "Skeeter" Carson Complex.
The Flames lost the double's point losing all three matches. The No. 20 doubles tandem Bruno Medeiros and Antonio Pons fell, 6-2 to Serdar Bojadiev and Adam Svensson at No 1 doubles. Jesus Garcia and Cristian Pons lost 6-4 to Nicholas Lecourte and Gabriel Nery. In the three spot, Nico Ramirez and Drew Johnston suffered a 6-3 loss to Salvador Bandeira and Juan Motta.
Ramirez earned Lee's lone win of the game at No.
2 singles with a 4-6, 6-4, 10-6 win over Lecourte. Medeiros took 30th ranked Juan Cabrera to a third set before losing 6-2, 4-6, 6-1.
"They jumped us in doubles and although we fought hard in singles, they were the better team today. Great win for Nico, he stayed tough all match," said Lee head coach Patric Hynes.
Motta, ranked No. 18 in the region, knocked off Garcia, 6-1, 6-3 at No. 1 singles. Cristian Pons lost to Bandeira, 6-2, 6-4. Svensson made short work of Antonio Pons, 6-0, 6-1 and Pedro Cordeiro rolled to a 6-1, 6-1 win over Drew Johnston at No. 6 singles.
The Flames fall to 2-3 on the year and 1-1 in the GSC. West Florida is now 6-1 on the year and a perfect 4-0 in league play.
Lee will stay on the road and head to Lincoln Memorial on the Thursday. First serve is set for 2 p.m.