PBA Men's Tennis Closes Out Morehouse College with Strong Showing Following Long Layoff

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

ATLANTA, Ga.- The Palm Beach Atlantic University men’s tennis team showed little signs of any rust on Saturday as they defeated Morehouse College by the score of 8-1 as the Fish were competing in their first match since a March 28th showdown with St. Thomas University. The victory pushes PBA’s season record to 6-9.

All three doubles tandems for PBA won on Saturday with Morehouse providing the biggest challenge at No. 1-doubles as Luke Bolanos and Eric Wade were pushed to an 8-6 win.

Bolanos came back out strong at No. 1-singles as he defeated his opponent 7-5, 6-4. Giuseppe Guarnieri settled in at No. 2-singles with a 6-3, 6-1 win while Wade produced a 6-0, 6-4 win at No. 3-singles.

Jaime Verd and Nick Hines closed out the PBA wins at No. 4 and No. 5-singles as Nicholas Coburn was the only victim of defeat for PBA as his No. 6-singles match was canceled because of a Coburn injury.

The Fish will be back to the courts on Monday, April 9th as they will battle Fort Valley State University at 12 pm in Fort Valley, Ga.

PBA 8           Morehouse 1

1D. Bolanos/Wade def. Cutner/Thomas  8-6
2D. Guarnieri/Verd def. Dixon/Pressley   8-3
3D.  Hines/Coburn def. Terry/Hawthorne  8-2

1.  Bolanos def. Cutner  7-5, 6-4
2.  Guarniery def. Dixon 6-3, 6-1
3.  Wade def. Rutledge 6-0, 6-4
4.  Verd def. Hawthorne 6-2, 6-3
5.  Hines def. Thomas  3-6, 6-2, 10-5
6.  Coburn lost Terry (default due to injury)

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