March 19, 2004
BOCA RATON, FL - The men's tennis team at Florida Atlantic University won its sixth consecutive match Friday afternoon, defeating Georgia Southern University, 6-1, in Boca Raton, FL. Senior Cristian Paiz won his fifth match of the year, 6-4, 6-1, at no. 2, helping the Owls improve to 9-5. FAU has gone 6-1 with Paiz in the lineup.
The hottest player for FAU, though, is F.J. Schofield. Schofield won his 10th consecutive singles match, dropping Lasha Janashia, 3-6, 6-0, 6-2, at no. 3. The junior's win gave FAU a 4-0 cushion, guaranteeing victory for the Owls. Schofield is now 13-1 on the year.
Antonello Magris also extended a personal win streak, winning his fourth straight match at no. 1. Magris beat Doruk Baglan, 6-3, 6-0.
In doubles, Magris combined with C. Paiz to win 9-7 at no. 1. At no. 2, Demers paired with Schofield for an 8-3 win.
The Owls shared the six courts with the women's team. Each team occupied three courts. Doubles were played first, followed by singles in chronological order.
FAU next plays Navy, 10:00 am March 20, in Boca Raton, FL.
1. Antonello Magris (FAU) def. Doruk Baglan (GSU) 6-3, 6-0.
2. Cristian Paiz (FAU) def. Vincent Patry (GSU) 6-4, 6-1.
3. F.J. Schofield (FAU) def. Lasha Janashia (GSU) 3-6, 6-0, 6-2.
4. David Demers (FAU) def. Danie Van Den Heever (GSU) 6-2, 6-0.
5. Charles-Henri Trotter (GSU) def. Gianfranco Dossena (FAU) 1-6, 6-2, (2).
6. Mauricio Paiz (FAU) def. Tom Green (GSU) 6-2, 6-3.
1. Magris/C. Paiz (FAU) def. Patry/Van Den Heever (GSU) 9-7.
2. Demers/Schofield (FAU) def. Baglan/Janashia (GSU) 8-3.
3. Green/Germano Knorr (GSU) def. Dossena/Obletz (FAU) 8-3.