March 13, 2013
Boca Raton, FL - The Florida Atlantic University men's tennis team played nationally ranked Indiana University competitively, but dropped a 7-0 match on Wednesday, March 13 at Patch Reef Park.
Sophomore Robert Dubuque fell in a hard-fought, three-set match to Indiana's Elliott Yee at No. 5 singles. Dubuque won the opening set 6-3, but Yee responded with a 6-3 triumph to force the deciding set. In that third set, Dubuque lost in a tiebreaker 9-7 after both players had battled to each win six games.
Freshman Andrei Morin-Kougoucheff lost a first-set tiebreaker 7-4 and fell in a competitive second set 7-5 at No. 3 singles. Sophomore Sean Bacha also dropped a first-set tiebreaker 7-4 in losing his No. 4 singles match.
In doubles, the tandem of senior Jose Fantova and sophomore Will Neuner battled Indiana's top team of Sam Monette and Isade Juneau before losing the tiebreaker 9-7. FAU returns to the court on Friday, March 15 at 2 p.m. against the University at Buffalo from Patch Reef Park.
Indiana 7, Florida Atlantic 0
No. 1 Sam Monette (IU) def. Jose Fantova (FAU) 6-1, 6-2
No. 2 Josh MacTaggart (IU) def. Will Neuner (FAU) 6-2, 6-2
No. 3 Isade Juneau (IU) def. Andrei Morin-Kougoucheff (FAU) 7-6 (4), 7-5
No. 4 Daniel Bednarczyk (IU) def. Sean Bacha (FAU) 7-6 (4), 6-3
No. 5 Elliott Yee (IU) def. Robert Dubuque (FAU) 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7)
No. 6 Chris Essick (IU) def. Richard Meade (FAU) 6-3, 6-3
No. 1 Juneau/Monette (IU) def. Fantova/Neuner (FAU) 8-7 (7)
No. 2 Bednarczyk/MacTaggart (IU) def. Dubuque/Morin-Kougoucheff (FAU) 8-1
No. 3 Dimitrije Tasic/Essick (IU) def. Bacha/Meade (FAU) 8-3