Bolanos Ends Out on Top as Flight A Singles Champion at the Panther Invitational
October 2, 2011
Written By: Michael Brown, Assistant A.D. for Athletic Communications
MELBOURNE, Fla.- Battling amongst the rarest of circumstances, Palm Beach Atlantic University men’s tennis teammates Luke Bolanos and Krasimir Atanasov found themselves matched up against each other on Sunday in the finals of the A Flight singles championship at the Panther Invitational. This matchup came after both had taken down their competition on Saturday while also teaming up in the A Flight Doubles for another championship earlier Sunday.
Bolanos would edge out Atanasov, both whom are seniors at PBA, in a true battle as Bolanos claimed the 6-4, 3-6, 10-8 win against his teammate.
The duo also teamed up against the combination of Eastwood and Cangelosi of Georgia Southwestern University in the A Flight Doubles championship with an 8-4 win.
Bolanos wasn’t the only Sailfish player however to come out on top over the weekend as Giuseppe Guarnieri was the victor in the B Flight singles final as he defeated Dylweski of Florida Tech in a three set battle by the scores of 6-1, 4-6, 10-8 to also lay claim to a championship.
Also earning in their final singles matchups on the day were Mick Lyons taking 5th place in the B Flight with a 6-1, 6-1 win over GSW’s Bjerregard while Nicholas Coburn earned a 5th place finish in the C Flight with a 6-1, 2-6, 10-8 win over GSW’s M. Vansant.
Lyons and teammate Jonathan Kalis defeated their doubles opponent in the B Flight Doubles championship by an 8-6 score while Coburn and Jaime Verd were defeated 8-3 in the C Flight doubles portion.
The Panther Invitational wraps up the fall season for the PBA men’s and women’s tennis teams as they will now begin preparing for the spring championship season to get started in early February.
Atanasov/Bolanos def. Eastwood/Cangelosi (GSW) 8-4
Kalis/Lyons def. Bartz/Moore (GSW) 8-6
Verd/Coburn lost to Vansant/Bjerregard(GSW) 3-8
Bolanos def. Atanasov 6-4,3-6,10-8
Guarnieri def. Dylweski (FT) 6-1,4-6,10-8
Lyons def. Bjerregard (GSW) 6-1,6-1
Coburn def. M. Vansant (GSW) 6-1,2-6,10-8
Kalis lost to B. Hill (Eckerd) 1-6,4-6
Verd lost k. Strachan (FT) 1-6,2-6