Sailfish Solid at the Top but Can't Pull Through in Loss to Barry University

Written By: Michael Brown, PBA Sports Information Director

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.- The Palm Beach Atlantic University men’s tennis team received a solid showing from #1-singles player Krasimir Atanasov on Thursday afternoon however they were unable to topple the remaining portions of the match as #5-ranked Barry University closed out a 7-2 win against the Fish at Gaines Park.

Atanasov and fellow sophomore Luke Bolanos battled to a 9-8 (2) victory over their counterparts at #1-doubles to put PBA in front however both other groups of doubles went to the Buccaneers by the scores of 5-8 and 0-8 respectively.

Back came Atanasov, the 43rd ranked singles player at the NCAA Division II level against the 13th ranked player for Barry in Marco Mokryzcki in a three set thriller. Atanasov dropped the opening set 5-7 but then stormed back for a 6-3, 10-4 win.

Although the Sailfish gave a valiant effort, the rest of the singles went to Barry with Frankie Moulton at #5-singles providing perhaps the best effort with a 6-7, 2-6 loss.

Now 8-7 on the season, Palm Beach Atlantic will next suit up against Rollins College on Saturday, April 10th at 1 p.m. The match will be held at Gaines Park.

 (#43) PBA  2             (#5) Barry  7

1D.  Atanasov/Bolanos  def.  Mokryzycki/Wimmer        9-8 (2)
2D.  Dealy/Moulton  lost to Fraitzl/Velez                          5-8
3D.  Minicozzi/Hines lost to Raagaard/Feigar                0-8

1.  (#28) Atanasov  def.  (#13) Mokryzycki               5-7, 6-3, 10-4
2. Minicozzi lost to Wimmer                                       1-6, 2-6
3. Bolanos   lost to   Fraitzl                                          3-6, 3-6
4. Dealy  lost to Raagaard                                          2-6, 2-6
5. Moulton lost to Fejfar                                              6-7, 2-6
6. Hines  lost to Barrigan                                            2-6, 2-6

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