The No. 3 Auburn University at Montgomery men's tennis team will take on No. 14 Lindsey Wilson College on Wednesday, in the second round of the NAIA Men's Tennis National Championship, after the Blue Raiders defeated No. 19 Lewis-Clark State, 6-3, today at the Mobile Tennis Center.
The Senators and Lindsey Wilson (15-5) will square off on Wednesday at 9 a.m. at the Mobile Tennis Center. The winner of that match will take on the winner of No. 6 Westmost (Calif.) and No. 11 Shorter (GA.), Thursday at 9 a.m.
AUM enters the tournament with a 23-3 overall record, earning its spot after winning its seventh straight Southern States Athletic Conference title on April 30. As a result of their national ranking, the Senators received a bye in the opening round of the tournament.
Freshman Bruno Savi, who was selected the SSAC Player of the Year, leads the team after posting a 21-2 record in singles play and a 15-8 doubles record. Following a 10-7 record in singles matches and a 17-5 mark in doubles play, fellow freshman Boris Obama was named the Newcomer of the Year.
The Senators have also received strong play from sophomores Claudio Andrade and Loic Didavi, as the two have combined to post a 36-6 record in singles play and a 38-12 mark in doubles play. Freshman Zinelabidine Jouini has recorded a 15-6 singles record and a 13-4 mark in doubles matches, while sophomore Bence Toth has won 15 singles matches and 12 doubles matches. Philipp Mohr is also an option in doubles, as the freshman has tallied 10 victories in 11 doubles matches.
Lindsey Wilson have four talented players in Andre Santos, Andrews Moraes, Fabricio Morales and Victor Saez, who have combined to post a singles record of 62-8, while also combining for 66 doubles wins. The Blue Raiders earned their spot in the tournament field by capturing the AAC/Mid-South Tournament championship.