Spartans Fall at Jacksonville, Drop to 0-2 in League Play

Spartans Fall at Jacksonville, Drop to 0-2 in League Play

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The USC Upstate men's tennis team dropped its second consecutive match in the River City as Jacksonville claimed a 5-2 victory Saturday.

Ramiro Blanco and Matthias Kidler teamed up for an 8-6 victory at doubles No. 1, but the Dolphins won the remaining two doubles matches to take the 1-0 advantage.

In singles action, Pierre Vernin and Gonzalo Blanco each picked up straight set victories.  Vernin won at singles No. 5 (6-3, 6-4), while Blanco was victorious at singles No. 3 (7-5, 6-2).

Jacksonville won the remaining four singles matches to claim the conference match.

The Spartans will return to action Friday when they battle Florida Gulf Coast.