March 8, 2013
Fort Myers, FL - The Florida Atlantic University men's tennis team had its two-match winning streak snapped in a 5-2 loss at Florida Gulf Coast University on Friday, March 8.
FAU (4-8) clinched the doubles point with an 8-6 victory by senior Jose Fantova and Will Neuner in the No. 1 match. The tandem of sophomore Robert Dubuque and Andrei Morin-Kougoucheff picked up an 8-6 win on the second doubles court.
After FGCU (5-5) got singles wins on the fourth and fifth courts, Dubuque earned a straight-set 6-2, 6-3 win over Gabe Echeverry in the No. 6 match to tie things at 2-2.
However, the host Eagles got three-set triumphs at No. 1, No. 2 and No. 3 singles to clinch the home court victory.
FAU returns to the court on Wednesday, March 13 at 2 p.m. against nationally ranked Indiana University from Patch Reef Park.
Florida Gulf Coast 5, Florida Atlantic 2
No. 1 Jordi Vives (FGCU) def. Jose Fantova (FAU) 3-6, 6-3, 6-3
No. 2 Tianyu Bao (FGCU) def. Will Neuner (FAU) 4-6, 7-5, 6-3
No. 3 Dean Tsamas (FGCU) def. Andrei Morin-Kougoucheff (FAU) 7-6 (3), 6-7 (4), 6-0
No. 4 Jackson Moore (FGCU) def. Matthew Samberg (FAU) 6-3, 6-1
No. 5 Lance Lvovsky (FGCU) def. Sean Bacha (FAU) 6-4, 6-2
No. 6 Robert Dubuque (FAU) def. Gabe Echeverry (FGCU) 6-2, 6-3
No. 1 Fantova/Neuner (FAU) def. Vives/Moore (FGCU) 8-6
No. 2 Dubuque/Morin-Kougoucheff (FAU) def. Michael Beiler/Bao (FGCU) 8-6
No. 3 Tsamas/Lvovsky (FGCU) def. Bacha/Samberg (FAU) 8-0