UMass Tennis Drops Two Matches To Florida Atlantic
March 23, 2001
BOCA RATON, Fla. - Both the men's and women's University of Massachusetts tennis teams fell to Florida Atlantic yesterday, ending the annual spring break trip to Florida. The men fell to a ranked Owl squad, 7-0, while the women were defeated by a score of 5-2.
The men finished the trip by getting swept yesterday. The only singles player to force a third set was freshman Rory Theis (Bloomington, Minn.). He eventually lost to Florida Atlantic's Kodi Lewis, 3-6, 6-4, and 10-3 in the tiebreaker.
This was a good warm-up for UMass for the upcoming Atlantic 10 Conference schedule as both squads featured players ranked in the nation's Top 100.
The women will return to action Saturday, March 31, when they play two matches in Philadelphia, Pa. against Villanova and Duquesne. The men will also play that day at Dartmouth.
Florida Atlantic (Men) 7 UMass 0
1. Yalin Bilgin (FAU) def Steve Prisco (UM) 6-1, 6-2
2. Martin Jirak (FAU) def Brent Davis (UM) 6-1, 6-4
3. Andre Buzzoni (FAU) def Will Shaw (UM) 6-1, 6-1
4. Christian Paiz (FAU) def Todd Champeau (UM) 6-2, 6-1
5. Kodi Lewis (FAU) def Rory Theis (UM) 6-3, 4-6, (10-3)TB
6. Ernest Diaz (FAU) def Bill Greener (UM) 6-2, 6-2
1. Devriendt/Paiz (FAU) def Davis/Prisco (UM) 8-2
2. Faerman/Spotti (FAU) def Champeau/Shaw (UM) 8-1
3. Cruz/Lewis (FAU) def Greener/Theis (UM) 9-8
Florida Atlantic (Women) 5 UMass 2
Singles: 1. Kristen Jordan (FAU) def Francesca Mancini (UM) 6-1, 6-0
2. Maria Aguirre-Gomez (FAU) def Jafra Depontes (UM) 6-0, 7-6
3. Tania Rivera (FAU) def Helena Horak (UM) 7-5, 6-4
4. Susan Hyams (UM) def Gabriela Spear (FAU) 6-4, 3-6, (10-4)TB
5. Lindsey Gillooly (UM) def Michelle Tulman (FAU) 6-4, 7-5
6. Jessica Burrow (FAU) def Caroline Larson (UM) 6-0, 6-0
1. Aguirre-Gomez/Rivera (FAU) def Horak/Hyams (UM) 8-1
2. Burrow/Jordan (FAU) def Depontes/Gillooly (UM) 8-1
3. Spear/Tulman (FAU) def Larson/Mancini (UM) 8-0
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