FORT MYERS, Fla. – After falling to ETSU, 4-3, in the conference opener last Saturday, the Spartans have won three straight matches after defeating Florida Gulf Coast, 5-2, on Saturday afternoon.
USC Upstate (6-9, 2-1 A-Sun) picked up the doubles point as it swept all three doubles matches.
In singles action, the Spartans picked up four wins to claim the 5-2 win. At singles number one, Ramiro Blanco downed Matt Rock, 7-6, 1-6, 6-3. Meanwhile at singles number two, Blanco number two, Gonzalo, claimed a straight sets win over Gabriel Echeverry, 6-1, 7-6 (4).
Mattias Di Pasquale won at singles number three, 6-0, 6-1, over Steve Binniger to give Upstate the win.
The Spartans will return to action on Friday afternoon when they host North Florida.
1. Ramiro Blanco (Upstate) def. Matt Rock (FGCU), 7-6, 1-6, 6-3
2. Gonzalo Blanco (Upstate) def. Gabriel Echeverry (FGCU), 6-1, 7-6 (4)
3. Matias Di Pasquale (Upstate) def. Steve Binninger (FGCU), 6-0, 6-1
4. Marco Linconir (Upstate) def. Carlo Checchia (FGCU), 7-6 (4), 0-3 retired
5. Dean Tsamas (FGCU) def. Gianluca Paino (Upstate), 2-6, 6-2, 6-4
6. Mitchell Lvovsky (FGCU) def. Ignacio Velez (Upstate), 6-3, 6-2
1. R. Blanco and Di Pasquale (Upstate) def. Checchia and Tsamas (FGCU), 8-6
2. Edgar Rodriguez and G. Blanco (Upstate) def. Rock and Echeverry (FGCU), 8-5
3. Linconir and Paino (Upstate) def. Binninger and Collin Brown (FGCU), 8-2