Sailfish Put Up a Fight, But Queens Prevails in Men's Tennis

Written By: Lindsay Oren, Sports Information Graduate Assistant

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.- Hosting another similarly ranked opponent in #37 Queens College out of New York, the #41 ranked Palm Beach Atlantic University men's tennis team put together a solid effort only to fall just short to the visiting Knights on Saturday afternoon at Gaines Park. Despite taking a match in the #1 doubles and pushing three games in the #1 and #2 singles competitions, the Knights out-muscled the Sailfish by a final 8-1 tally.

#1 Singles player in Krasimir Atanasov lost a heartbreaker in three games to #51 ranked Attila Toth by 6-4, 5-7, and 12-10 scores. Bastian Guenther suffered a similar fate at the #2 singles position after losing 6-2, 6-7, and 10-8 in three games. The #17 ranked doubles team in Atanasov and Luke Bolanos gave the Fish its one victory on the day after partnering up for an 8-2 slam in the #1 doubles match.

The Sailfish (10-9) will return to action tomorrow, March 27th for a 1 pm showdown versus Eckerd College at Gaines Park. This will serve as the third match of the week for the Sailfish who finish out their regular season play against Sunshine State opponents in Eckerd, Rollins College, and Florida Southern College respectively.

 #37 Queens College (New York) 8, #41 Palm Beach Atlantic University 1

Singles

#1 Singles #51 Attila Toth #24 Krasimir Atanasov Queens College (New York) 6-4, 5-7, 12-10   
#2 Singles Nikolaj Wulff Bastian Guenther Queens College (New York) 6-2, 6-7 (3), 10-8   
#3 Singles Diego Medrano Luke Bolanos Queens College (New York) 6-1, 6-1   
#4 Singles David Burstein Alex Minicozzi Queens College (New York) 7-6, 6-4   
#5 Singles Andre Pellegrino Eric Wade Queens College (New York) 6-4, 6-1   
#6 Singles Jesse Smith Evan Sahlman Queens College (New York) 6-2, 6-1   

Doubles
#1 Doubles Attila Toth/Nikolaj Wulff vs. #17 Krasimir Atanasov/Luke Bolanos -  Palm Beach Atlantic (Fla.) 8-2   
#2 Doubles Fabio Minami /Andre Pellegrino vs. Bastian Guenther /Evan Sahlman -  Queens College (New York) 8-3   
#3 Doubles Diego Medrano/David Burstein vs. Alex Minicozzi/Eric Wade -  Queens College (New York) 8-1 

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