March 3, 2013
Boca Raton, FL - The Florida Atlantic University men's tennis dropped a hard-fought 6-1 match to No. 54-ranked Old Dominion University on Sunday, March 3 at Patch Reef Park.
Two of the three doubles matches went into tiebreakers to determine the match's doubles point. Old Dominion won at No. 1 doubles 8-3 and had to rally to win the doubles point. FAU's tandem of sophomores Sean Bacha and Richard Meade fell 7-4 in the tiebreaker on the third court. Then, freshman Andrei Morin-Kougoucheff and sophomore Robert Dubuque lost its tiebreaker by a 7-2 score at the No. 2 position.
The doubles point took an hour and 22 minutes to determine.
Old Dominion seized control of the match in singles, winning on five of the six courts. FAU's Morin-Kougoucheff earned a straight-set victory at No. 3 singles. He defeated Dante Terenzio 6-2, 6-3 for the team's lone point of the match.
Freshman Matthew Samberg fell in a third-set tiebreaker 10-4 after he had won a tiebreaker in the second set to continue the match.
FAU falls to 2-7 on the season and will battle the University of Pennsylvania on Monday, March 4 at 2 p.m. from Patch Reef Park.
Old Dominion 6, Florida Atlantic 1
No. 1 Carlos Lopez Villa (ODU) def. Jose Fantova (FAU) 6-2, 6-3
No. 2 Albert Ochagavia (ODU) def. Will Neuner (FAU) 6-3, 7-5
No. 3 Andre Morin-Kougoucheff (FAU) def. Dante Terenzio (ODU) 6-2, 6-3
No. 4 Wesley Barrett (ODU) def. Matthew Samberg (FAU) 6-4, 6-7 (3), 1-0 (4)
No. 5 Zvonimir Podvinski (ODU) def. Richard Meade (FAU) 6-0, 3-0 ret.
No. 6 Tim Schweig (ODU) def. Sean Bacha (FAU) 6-3, 6-2
No. 1 Can Cetinel/Lopez Villa (ODU) def. Fantova/Neuner (FAU) 8-3
No. 2 Ochagavia/Schweig (ODU) def. Robert Dubuque/Morin-Kougoucheff (FAU) 9-8 (2)
No. 3 Darragh Glavin/Barrett (ODU) def. Bacha/Meade (FAU) 9-8 (4)