Sailfish Come Away with a Victory Over UPR- Mayaguez

Written By: Michael Brown, Assistant A.D. for Athletic Communications

Luke Bolanos (Pictured) Teamed Up with Krasimir Atansov for a Win at #1-Doubles on Thursday While Also Helping the Team Earn a 6-4 Win By Being Victorious at #3-Singles. Photo Courtesy of: Damon Higgins. Luke Bolanos (Pictured) Teamed Up with Krasimir Atansov for a Win at #1-Doubles on Thursday While Also Helping the Team Earn a 6-4 Win By Being Victorious at #3-Singles. Photo Courtesy of: Damon Higgins.

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.- Although not on the original schedule to start the season, the Palm Beach Atlantic University men’s tennis team played host to the University of Puerto-Mayaguez on Thursday afternoon at Gaines Park. After dropping two of the three doubles, the Sailfish stormed back to take four of the five singles to earn a 6-3 victory and improve their record to 9-6 on the season.

Having been busy last week in Hilton Head, South Carolina over Spring Break, the Fish had the early portion of this week off from competitive matches until taking on UPR-Mayaguez on Thursday.

Krasimir Atanasov and Luke Bolanos did their usual good work at #1-doubles for the Fish as they battled to an 8-3 win to open up play. Although it would be a fantastic overall effort, a win would escape Bastian Guenther and Alex Minicozzi at #2-doubles as they fell 9-8 (3) in a heartbreaker at #2-doubles. UPR-Mayaguez would also take #3-doubles over PBA’s Jonathan Kalis and Cole Conley by an 8-5 final tally.

Atanasov was joined in the top three singles portions by Guenther and Bolanos as the top trio each earned wins, with Atanasov and Guenther’s coming in three sets.

Kalis and freshman Evan Sahlman put the match away with wins at #5 and #6-singles respectively with Kalis fighting back from losing the first set 3-6 to taking the final two by the scores of 6-2, 6-4.

PBA will be back in action on Friday, March 18th at 11 am when they host Bentley University at Gaines Park.

Palm Beach Atlantic 6, University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez 3

Doubles

#1- Atanasov/Bolanos (PBA) defeated Herrero/Irizarry, A. (UPRM)   8-3
#2- Mendez/Irizarry, H. (UPRM) defeated Guenther/Minicozzi (PBA)   9-8 (3)
#3- Colon/Monserrate (UPRM) defeated Kalis/Conley (PBA)    8-5

Singles

#1- Atanasov (PBA) defeated Herrero (UPRM)      3-6, 6-1, 6-0
#2- Guenther (PBA) defeated A. Irizarry (UPRM)      6-3, 4-6, 6-4
#3- Bolanos (PBA) defeated Mendez (UPRM)      6-4, 6-4
#4- H. Irizarry (UPRM) defeated Minicozzi (UPRM)     7-5, 6-0
#5- Kalis (PBA) defeated Colon (UPRM)       3-6, 6-2, 6-4
#6-  Sahlman (PBA) defeated Monserrate (UPRM)     6-3, 6-2

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