Senior Jose Fantova played his final collegiate match in Thursday's loss to Louisiana in the SBC quarterfinals
April 18, 2013
Boca Raton, Fla. - The Florida Atlantic University men's tennis team dropped a 4-0 match to Sun Belt Conference Championships host University of Louisiana in the tournament quarterfinals on Thursday, April 18. The Owls ended the season with an 8-14 record.
Louisiana (15-11) won the doubles point, earning an 8-3 triumph on the second court and an 8-2 win in the No. 3 match.
In singles, the Ragin' Cajuns won the first set in five of the six singles courts. FAU freshman Andrei Morin-Kougoucheff won the first set 6-4 to lead on the second singles court when the match was halted as the host team clinched the decision.
Louisiana's Jake Wynan gave the host a 2-0 advantage with a straight-set victory on the fourth singles court. FAU freshman Matthew Samberg dropped a 6-4, 6-3 match at No. 5 singles before a 6-3, 7-6 (5) loss by freshman John Nowak at No. 6 singles captured the match for the Ragin' Cajuns.
The tournament provided the final collegiate match for senior Jose Fantova, who was the Owls' No. 1 singles player throughout the season.
Louisiana 4, Florida Atlantic 0
No. 1 Rick de Groot (UL) vs. Jose Fantova (FAU) 6-0, 5-6, unfinished
No. 2 Edgar Lopez (UL) vs. Andrei Morin-Kougoucheff (FAU) 4-6, 5-4, unfinished
No. 3 Damian Farinola (UL) vs. Robert Dubuque (FAU) 6-4, 4-3, unfinished
No. 4 Jake Wynan (UL) def. Richard Meade (FAU) 6-3, 6-1
No. 5 Hunter Johnson (UL) def. Matthew Samberg (FAU) 6-4, 6-3
No. 6 Jarred Wynan (UL) def. John Nowak (FAU) 6-3, 7-6 (7-5)
No. 1 de Groot/Jake Wynan (UL) vs. Fantova/Morin-Kougoucheff (FAU) 6-3, unfinished
No. 2 Lopez/Jarred Wynan (UL) def. Dubuque/Meade (FAU) 8-3
No. 3 H. Johnson/Yates Johnson (UL) def. Samberg/Nowak (FAU) 8-2