NORFOLK, Va. - The Florida Atlantic University men's tennis team took down the top team in Conference USA with a 4-2 win at No. 39 Old Dominion on Saturday to improve to 15-4 on the season.
"This was 100% a team win," FAU Head Coach Ricardo Gonzalez said. "We compete with so much love and passion for each other that regardless of the results, we all feel like we have won the day. Our team did a very good job staying composed throughout the whole match and I think that was the main difference. I am also extremely proud of the way we stepped up in doubles. We have really been emphasizing doubles a lot during practice and we definitely showed some improvement out there. Tomorrow is another day and another challenge. We will celebrate a good victory today but make sure we prepare the same way for tomorrow."
Anthony Schohn and Alexander Gitin opened play with a 6-3 loss to Adam Moundir and Javier Jover Maestre in doubles action
Andrei Morin-Kougoucheff and Remi Chancerel tied the doubles bout with their 6-4 win against Aziz Kijametovic and Jose Nunez Navarro
Felipe Frias and Arthur Stefani then clinched the come-from-behind point for the Owls with a 7-6 victory over Michael Weindl and Jacob Nicolussi
Chancerel continued his hot streak with a 6-2, 6-2 win to open singles play against Weindl for his seventh straight singles win and now sits at 14-2 on the year
Stefani followed with a 7-6, 6-0 win against Kijametovic to make it 3-0 Owls
ODU's Maestre put the Monarchs on the board with a 6-0, 6-3 win against Frias in No. 4 singles
No. 36 Adam Moundir topped No. 124 Morin-Kougoucheff 6-2, 7-5 to cut the Owl margin to one
Schohn then clinched the match with a 7-6, 6-2 win over Nicolussi in No. 3 singles to give FAU its sixth win in a row
Ignacio Jimenez, who clinched Friday's match, was leading 7-6, 2-1 when play ended
FAU remains in Norfolk, Va. to face Middle Tennessee on Sunday, March 26 at 10 a.m.