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Men's Tennis Falls to Louisiana in Sun Belt Conference Quarterfinals
Senior Jose Fantova played his final collegiate match in Thursday's loss to Louisiana in the SBC quarterfinals

April 18, 2013

Final Stats

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



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