March 20, 2013
Boca Raton, FL - The Florida Atlantic University men's tennis team lost a hard-fought home match to Georgia State University 4-2 on Wednesday, March 20 at Patch Reef Park. The deciding singles match went into a third-set tiebreaker.
FAU (5-10) started fast, earning a 6-2, 6-0 victory at No. 5 singles from freshman Matthew Samberg.
The visitors evened the match with a straight-set win on the first singles court. Georgia State would take a 2-1 lead following a 6-2, 7-6 (6) win at No. 4 singles.
Sophomore Will Neuner squared the match with a 6-4, 7-5 victory over Lucas Santa Ana on the second court. However, Georgia State earned three-set triumphs in the remaining two matches.
Sophomore Richard Meade lost in a second-set tiebreaker and lost 6-1 in the deciding frame at No. 6 singles to give Georgia State a 3-2 lead. Freshman Andrei Morin-Kougoucheff lost 7-2 in a third-set tiebreaker in the deciding match at No. 3 singles.
FAU returns to the court on Monday, March 25 at 2 p.m. against Brown University from Patch Reef Park.
Georgia State 4, Florida Atlantic 2
No. 1 Victor Valente (GSU) def. Jose Fantova (FAU) 6-3, 6-2
No. 2 Will Neuner (FAU) def. Lucas Santa Ana (GSU) 6-4, 7-5
No. 3 Thomas Cook (GSU) def. Andrei Morin-Kougoucheff (FAU) 2-6, 7-5, 7-6 (2)
No. 4 Robert Schulze (GSU) def. Robert Dubuque (FAU) 6-2, 7-6 (6)
No. 5 Matthew Samberg (FAU) def. Paul Schuette (GSU) 6-2, 6-0
No. 6 Sofiance Chevallier (GSU) def. Richard Meade (FAU) 2-6, 7-6 (4), 6-1
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