Jan. 19, 2014
BOCA RATON, Fla. – Florida Atlantic University's men's tennis defeated Kennesaw State University 4-3 on Sunday in Alpharetta, GA. The win moves the Owls to 2-2 on the season.
Florida Atlantic sophomores Will Neuner and Andrei Morin-Kougoucheff teamed up to win their doubles match against KSU’s Simon Pritchard and Louis Theodore 6-4. Neuner and Morin-Kougoucheff then went on to each win singles matches. Neuner defeated Louis Theodor 6-2 and 6-5(4) in a tiebreaker in the second set. FAU’s Morin-Kougoucheff won his singles match against Simon Pritchard 6-4, 5-6(6), and 6-2.
Florida Atlantic sophomore Robert Dubuque won his singles match in impressive fashion against Alex Pena 6-1, and 6-1. While, FAU sophomore Richard Meade teamed with freshman Stefan Burnett to secure the doubles point for FAU by defeating the KSU duo of David Durham and Jorge Wilton 6-4.
The Owls have won the doubles point in each of their three matches this weekend. FAU Head Coach Ricardo Gonzalez attributes the success to preparation.
“Our guys did a great job executing what we practiced all last week,” said Gonzalez. We played tough when it mattered. Robbie, Will, and Andrei did a great job focusing and staying composed today. They really stepped up in singles play to give us a 4-3 road victory against a good Kennesaw State team.”
The men’s tennis team will take to the court next against the No. 70 ranked University of South Florida, Jan. 24 at 3 p.m. in Tampa, FL.