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Men's Tennis Topples Mercer

Feb. 2, 2003

Atlanta, GA- Florida Atlantic University evened its league record at 1-1 on Sunday afternoon by defeating Mercer 4-3. Oscar Plotnik sealed the victory for the Owls as they improved to 2-3 overall.

Freshman Kevin Obletz was the first Owl to earn a point when he defeated Felipe Echeverri 6-2, 6-3 at the no. 1 position. The win evened the match at 1-1 as Mercer earned the first point by winning two of three doubles matches.

F.J. Schofield and Cristian Paiz soon followed Obletz with wins at no. 2 and no. 3 respectively. Schofield defeated Richardo Echeverri 6-2, 6-3, while Paiz beat Subash Patel 6-3, 6-4.

With no. 60 FAU leading 3-1, Oscar Plotnik assured the Owls of the victory when he defeated Nima Akhavein at no. 6, 6-0, 2-6, 6-0.

In doubles, the combination of Schofield and David Demers downed R. Echeverri and Patel 8-5.

FAU will next host Embry-Riddle February 6, at 2:00.


1. Kevin Obletz (FAU) def. Felipe Echeverri (MU) 6-2, 6-3.
2. Michael Witting (MU) def. David Demers (FAU) 6-2, 4-2 (ret.).
3. F.J. Schofield (FAU) def. Richardo Echeverri (MU) 6-2, 6-3.
4. Cristian Paiz (FAU) def. Subash Patel (MU) 6-3, 6-4.
5. Arya Vafaei (MU) def. Ernest Diaz (FAU) 6-4, 4-6, 10-7.
6. Oscar Plotnik (FAU) def. Nima Akhavein (MU) 6-0, 2-6, 6-0.




1. Akhavein/Witting (MU) def. Paiz/Plotnik (FAU) 8-5.
2. F. Echeverri/Vafaei (MU) def. Obletz/Perez (FAU) 8-2.
3. Demers/Schofield (FAU) def. R. Echeverri/Patel (MU) 8-5.

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