Sailfish Solid at the Top but Can't Pull Through in Loss to Barry University
April 8, 2010
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