Jan. 27, 2013
Orlando, FL - The Florida Atlantic University men's tennis team fell to 0-2 on the season with a 5-2 setback to Florida A&M University on Sunday at San Lando Park in Orlando.
The Owls earned the doubles point when the tandem of senior Jose Fantova and sophomore Richard Meade won a tiebreaker at the No. 2 position. Sophomore Robert Dubuque and freshman Andrei Morin-Kougoucheff picked up a victory at No. 3 doubles 8-7 (7).
However, Florida A&M won five of the six singles matches to record the victory. Sophomore Will Neuner picked up the only singles victory with a 6-3, 6-0 win at the No. 2 position. The victory marked his third straight and 11th win overall.
Three of the six singles matches went three sets.
FAU returns to the court on Saturday, February 2 at 10 a.m. against Florida State University in Tallahassee. The team host Troy University on Sunday, February 3 at noon.
Florida A&M 5, Florida Atlantic 2
No. 1 Salif Kante (FAMU) def. Jose Fantova (FAU) 4-6, 6-2, 6-3
No. 2 Will Neuner (FAU) def. Admire Mushonga (FAMU) 6-3, 6-0
No. 3 Chidi Gabriel (FAMU) def. Andrei Morin-Kougoucheff (FAU) 7-5, 6-2
No. 4 Takura Happy (FAMU) def. Richard Meade (FAU) 6-4, 6-2
No. 5 Zack Evenden (FAMU) def. Sean Bacha (FAU) 2-6, 6-3, 6-2
No. 6 Temeura Asafu-Adjaye (FAMU) def. Matthew Samberg (FAU) 7-6, 5-7, 6-2
No. 1 Kante/Happy (FAMU) def. Bacha/Neuner (FAU) 8-2
No. 2 Fantova/Meade (FAU) def. Gabriel/Mushonga (FAMU) 8-7 (3)
No. 3 Robert Dubuque/Morin-Kougoucheff (FAU) def. Asafu-Adjaye/Evenden (FAMU) 8-7 (7)