April 1, 2003
Daytona Beach, FL - Florida Atlantic University stopped a three match skid Tuesday afternoon when it defeated Bethune-Cookman College 5-2. The Owls (7-11) recorded wins in both doubles matches and three of five singles matches. BCC was only able to field five players causing them to forfeit at no. 6 singles and no. 3 doubles. Senior Ernest Diaz led the way as he cruised through his singles match against Malik Hall, 6-1, 6-0, at no. 4.
F.J. Schofield was also able to get past his singles opponent in straight sets. Schofield beat Damir Krimer, 6-4, 6-2, at no. 2.
David Demers needed the extra set but his results were the same. Demers, a freshman, defeated Mark Schmipleual, 4-6, 6-4, 6-4, at no. 1.
FAU's next match is at 3:00 pm, April 11, at Jacksonville.
1. David Demers (FAU) def. Mark Schmipleual (BCC) 4-6, 6-4, 6-4.
2. F.J. Schofield (FAU) def. Damir Krimer (BCC) 6-4, 6-2.
3. Marin Dimitrov (BCC) def. Jeremy Perez (FAU) 5-7, 6-3, 6-4.
4. Ernest Diaz (FAU) def. Malik Hall (BCC) 6-1, 6-0.
5. Nicolas Laverde (BCC) def. Juan Todero (FAU) 4-6, 7-6, 6-4.
1. Demers/Schofield (FAU) def. Krimer/Schmipleual (BCC) 8-5.
2. Roman Kowalski/Todero (FAU) def. Dimitrov/Laverde (BCC) 8-6.