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Owls Downed By Barry

April 5, 2005

BOCA RATON, FL - Florida Atlantic University was defeated by Barry University, 4-0, Tuesday afternoon in men's tennis action in Boca Raton, FL. Barry entered the match ranked no. 3 in Division II and stayed unbeaten at 12-0. The Owls fell to 6-11 overall with one match remaining in the regular season.

Barry won the doubles point with wins at no. 1 and no. 2. FAU's team of David Demers and Kevin Obletz at no. 3 picked up a win an 8-2 win over Manuel Lauter and Andres Varela.

In singles, Barry's Thomas Hipp claimed a straight-sets victory at no. 1 while Martin Jensen and Alex Praderas did the same at no. 5 and no. 6, respectively. Matches at no. 2, 3, and 4 did not finish after Barry had clinched the victory.

Florida Atlantic is next in action Sunday when it hosts Bethune-Cookman at 11:00am. The Owls will then take part in the A-Sun Tournament April 14-17 in DeLand, FL.

Barry 4, Florida Atlantic 0

1. Thomas Hipp (BU) d. Antonello Magris (FAU) 7-5, 6-4.
2. F.J. Schofield (FAU) vs Sebastian Losavio (BU), DNF.
3. David Demers (FAU) vs Patrick Rittenauer (BU), DNF.
4. Kevin Obletz (FAU) vs Manuel Lauter (BU), DNF.
5. Martin Jensen (BU) d. Mauricio Paiz (FAU) 6-1, 6-2.
6. Alex Praderas (BU) d. David Glas (FAU) 6-2, 6-1.

1. Hipp/Rittenauer (BU) d. Gianfranco Dossena/Magris (FAU) 8-2.
2. Jensen/Losavio (BU) d. Paiz/Schofield (FAU) 8-2.
3. Demers/Obletz (FAU) d. Lauter/Andres Varela (BU) 8-2.



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