Sailfish Conquer the Tritons on Senior Day in Men's Tennis
March 27, 2011
Written By: Lindsay Oren, Sports Information Graduate Assistant
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.- Taking to the court for the second time in consecutive days, the Palm Beach Atlantic University men's tennis team played host to the visiting Tritons of Eckerd College Sunday afternoon. With both teams agreeing to a shortened match, the Sailfish bested their Sunshine State foe with a 5-1 win at Gaines Park and a great ending to a celebrated Senior Day where Alex Minicozzi was recognized for his excellence, commitment, and leadership in a Sailfish uniform.
Securing two points for the Blue and White were the #1 and #2 doubles teams in Krasimir Atanasov and Luke Bolanos, and Bastian Guenther and Evan Sahlman who battled for 8-6, 8-6 scores. Atanasov polished off a successful day with 7-6, 6-3 scores over #1 singles opponent Ben Maxwell of EC. Winning the final two points needed for the win Guenther and Bolanos who took 6-2, 6-2, and 6-1, 6-0 tallies at the #2 and #3 singles positions. The final three singles matches were unable to be completed.
The win pushes the Sailfish to an 11-9 record, with the final two regular-season matches coming in the form of Rollins College and Florida Southern College. PBA will see some time away from the court before taking on the Tars on Saturday, April 9th. The Fish will travel to Winter Park for a 1 pm matchup on the RC campus.
Palm Beach Atlantic 5, Eckerd College 1
#1 Singles Ben Maxwell vs. #24 Krasimir Atanasov - Palm Beach Atlantic (Fla.) 7-6, 6-3
#2 Singles Hisa Sato vs. Bastian Guenther - Palm Beach Atlantic (Fla.) 6-2, 6-2
#3 Singles Erik Thunberg vs. Luke Bolanos - Palm Beach Atlantic (Fla.) 6-1, 6-0
#4 Singles Aaron Kleefield vs. Alex Minicozzi - Unfinished 6-1, 2-0
#5 Singles Adam Hopkins vs. Eric Wade - Unfinished 2-3
#6 Singles Dylan Randazzo vs. Evan Sahlman - Unfinished 0-0
#1 Doubles Ben Maxwell/Hisa Sato vs. #17 Krasimir Atanasov/Luke Bolanos - Palm Beach Atlantic (Fla.) 8-6
#2 Doubles Adam Hopkins/Dylan Randazzo vs. Bastian Guenther/Evan Sahlman - Palm Beach Atlantic (Fla.) 8-6
#3 Doubles Erik Thunberg/Aaron Kleefield vs. Alex Minicozzi/Eric Wade - Eckerd College 8-5