Ernest Diaz played his last match as an Owl Thursday afternoon.
April 17, 2003
DELAND, FL - A day after upsetting Jacksonville University, Florida Atlantic University got a chance to take on the no. 1 seed, the University of Central Florida, at the Atlantic Sun Conference Championship. The ninth seeded Owls fell, 4-0, to a rested UCF finishing their season 9-13, 2-4 in the A-Sun. The last three singles matches were left undecided.
Cristian Paiz led FAU in victories for the season going 12-8 in singles dual matches, and 15-7 in doubles dual play. Paiz is part of a strong returning class for next season that includes three experienced freshmen, David Demers, Kevin Obletz, and Oscar Plotnik, returning for their sophomore season. Ernest Diaz is the Owls lone senior.
1. Cristian Paiz (FAU) vs. Catalin Bradu (UCF) undecided.
2. Gabriel Strangberg (UCF) def. David Demers (FAU) 6-4, 6-2.
3. F.J. Schofield (FAU) vs. Augusto Sanabria (UCF) undecided.
4. Antonio Sierra (UCF) def. Ernest Diaz (FAU) 7-5, 6-1.
5. Ener Gursoy (UCF) def. Jeremy Perez (FAU) 6-1, 6-0.
6. Oscar Plotnik (FAU) vs. Simon Jaeger (UCF) undecided.
1. Bradu/Sierra (UCF) def. Paiz/Plotnik (FAU) 8-2.
2. Jaeger/Sanabria (UCF) def. Demers/Schofield (FAU) 8-3.
3. Diaz/Perez (FAU) vs. Rosen/Stranberg (UCF) undecided.