Men's Tennis Rallies to Defeat UW
Juan Todero got FAU's rally started by winning his match at no. 6.

Juan Todero got FAU's rally started by winning his match at no. 6.

March 21, 2003

BOCA RATON, FL - Senior Cristian Paiz capped off a gutsy come from behind victory for Florida Atlantic University Friday afternoon. The Owls rebounded from a 3-1 deficit to come from behind and shock the University of Wisconsin 4-3. With the win, FAU stands 6-8 on the year.

Trailing 2-0, freshman David Demers put FAU on the board by winning his match at no. 2. Demers defeated David Hippee, 6-2, 6-2, pulling the Owls within one, 2-1.

The Owls didn't pick up steam however until Juan Todero dropped Mark Weinig, 3-6, 6-0, 6-2, at no. 6. Todero's win pulled FAU back to within one at 3-2.

From that point on, FAU didn't drop a set. Ernest Diaz put Jeremiah Fuller away by winning his final set, while Paiz won the last two sets of his match. Paiz's win gave FAU the dramatic 4-3 victory.

In doubles, Demers and Paiz teamed to win at no. 2, 8-2.

Singles

1. Alexander Kasarov (UW) def. Kevin Obletz (FAU) 6-1, 1-0 (ret).
2. David Demers (FAU) def. David Hippee (UW) 6-2, 6-2.
3. Blake Baratz (UW) def. Jeremy Perez (FAU) 6-2, 7-6.
4. Cristian Paiz (FAU) def. Scott Green (UW) 6-7, 6-4, 6-3.
5. Ernest Diaz (FAU) def. Jeremiah Fuller (UW) 6-4, 3-6, 6-3.
6. Juan Todero (FAU) def. Mark Weinig (UW) 3-6, 6-0, 6-2.

Doubles

1. Hippee/Kasarov (UW) def. Diaz/Todero (FAU) 8-2.
2. Demers/Paiz (FAU) def. Green/Weinig (UW) 8-2.
3. Baratz/Bortz (UW) def. Obletz/Perez (FAU) 8-4.

 

 

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