March 6, 2013
Boca Raton, FL - The Florida Atlantic University men's tennis team picked up its second straight victory over a regionally ranked opponent, defeating Georgetown University 5-2 on Wednesday, March 6 at Patch Reef Park.
Once again the Owls started the winning ways by capturing the doubles point. The tandem of senior Jose Fantova and sophomore Will Neuner clinched the point with an 8-4 victory on the first court. Sophomore Robert Dubuque and freshman Andrei Morin-Kougoucheff earned an 8-3 victory at the No. 2 position.
FAU (4-7) maintained the positive momentum in singles, winning the first set in five of the six matches.
Dubuque gave the Owls a 2-0 advantage with a 6-2, 6-1 victory over Georgetown's Alex Tropiano at No. 6 singles. Neuner earned a straight-set win 6-2, 6-3 on the second singles court.
Later, Fantova clinched the match with a 6-1, 6-3 triumph over Charlie Caris at No. 1 singles, and Morin-Kougoucheff rounded out the winners with a 6-1, 6-4 victory on the third singles court.
FAU returns to the court on Saturday, March 9 at 2 p.m. with a match at Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers.
Florida Atlantic 5, Georgetown 2
No. 1 Jose Fantova (FAU) def. Charlie Caris (G'Town) 6-1, 6-3
No. 2 Will Neuner (FAU) def. Danie Khanin (G'Town) 6-2, 6-3
No. 3 Andrei Morin-Kougoucheff (FAU) def. Reese Milner (G'Town) 6-1, 6-4
No. 4 Casey Distaso (G'Town) def. Matthew Samberg (FAU) 6-4, 7-6 (5)
No. 5 Shane Korber (G'Town) def. Sean Bacha (FAU) 1-6, 6-1, 1-0 (4)
No. 6 Robert Dubuque (FAU) def. Alex Tropiano (G'Town) 6-2, 6-1
No. 1 Fantova/Neuner (FAU) def. Caris/Distaso (G'Town) 8-4
No. 2 Dubuque/Morin-Kougoucheff (FAU) def. John Brosens/Tropiano (G'Town) 8-3
No. 3 Khanin/Milner (G'Town) def. Bacha/Samberg (FAU) 8-3