The Elon University men’s tennis team completed its second straight shutout with a 7-0 win over the Georgia Southern University Eagles.
The Phoenix got off to a fast start, winning all three doubles matches. Junior Brian Kowalski and sophomore Robert Lindgren got things going with an 8-5 win at No. 2 doubles over freshman Christian Kerrigan and senior Oliver Webb. Senior Cameron Silverman and junior Jordan Kaufman sealed the doubles point, defeating freshman Nico DeGroof and junior Kyle Hoffman 8-3 at No. 1 doubles. Elon juniors Stefan Fortmann and Juan Madrid completed the doubles sweep with their 8-4 win at No. 3 doubles over junior Albert Codina Sala and senior Marco Osorio.
The Phoenix continued to dominate into the singles portion of the match, winning all six matches. Silverman, who entered the match ranked 36th nationally by the ITA, defeated Webb soundly in straight sets, 6-0, 6-1 at No. 1 singles. Fortmann won by an identical score at No. 2 singles over Hoffman.
Kowalski sealed the victory for Elon with his win at No. 4 singles. The junior defeated Sala in straight sets, 6-3, 6-4. Madrid continued the rout, winning at No. 6 singles in straight sets over sophomore Rafael Racy 6-2, 7-6. Kaufman was the only one who failed to win in straight sets, but the junior prevailed in a third set super-tiebreaker over DeGroof at No. 5 singles.
With the win, the Phoenix has won eight straight matches and improves to 12-3 on the year and 5-0 in the Southern Conference. The loss drops Georgia Southern to 3-14 on the year and 2-4 in conference play.
Elon will return home on Wednesday, April 2 to take on the University of North Carolina at Greensboro at the Jimmy Powell Tennis Center. The match is scheduled for 3 p.m.