Feb. 24, 2013
DeLand, FL - Senior Jose Fantova won his fourth straight singles match to highlight the Florida Atlantic University men's tennis team in a 5-2 loss at Stetson University on Sunday afternoon. The loss drops the Owls to 2-6 on the season.
Fantova dropped only two games in defeating Didrik Berg by 6-0, 6-2 scores in the No. 1 match. The victory gave FAU a 2-1 advantage in the match after the visitors won the doubles point.
Sophomore Will Neuner teamed with Fantova to earn an 8-4 victory at the No. 1 doubles position. Then, sophomore Robert Dubuque and freshman Andrei Morin-Kougoucheff clinched the point with an 8-6 triumph in the No. 2 spot.
Kougoucheff dropped a hard-fought, three-set match at No. 3 singles, falling 6-3 in the deciding set to Stetson's Cahit Kapukiran.
The Owls return to the court on Sunday, March 3 when they host Old Dominion University at noon from Patch Reef Park.
Stetson 5, Florida Atlantic 2
No. 1 Jose Fantova (FAU) def. Didrik Berg (STET) 6-0, 6-2
No. 2 Laurynas Antropikas (STET) def. Will Neuner (FAU) 6-4, 6-4
No. 3 Cahit Kapukiran (STET) def. Andrei Morin-Kougoucheff (FAU) 6-7 (5), 6-2, 6-3
No. 4 Simon Julin (STET) def. Matthew Samberg (FAU) 6-2, 6-2
No. 5 Egor Panyushkin (STET) def. Richard Meade (FAU) 6-2, 6-2
No. 6 Chester Espie (STET) def. Sean Bacha (FAU) 6-2, 3-6, 6-3
No. 1 Fantova/Neuner (FAU) def. Hans Adrian Riseng/Berg (STET) 8-4
No. 2 Dubuque/Morin-Kougoucheff (FAU) def. Kapukiran/Antropikas (STETS) 8-6
No. 3 Bacha/Meade (FAU) tied Panyushkin/Espie (STET) 7-7 unfinished