PBA Men's Tennis Drops a Pair in Daytona Beach
February 2, 2013
Written by: Michael Brown, Assistant A.D. for Communications
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.- The Palm Beach Atlantic men’s tennis team continued their busy opening weekend on Saturday by taking on a pair of tough opponents on a neutral court in Daytona Beach, Fla. Up first was a matchup with No. 22-ranked Florida Southern College as the Fish fell 8-1 before a shortened match with The Citadel ended in a 4-0 loss for PBA.
The pair of defeats puts Palm Beach Atlantic’s early season record at 0-3 with a match on Sunday versus Coastal Georgia University still left on the weekend’s slate.
The Sailfish saw a second straight day of solid production at No. 1-singles from newcomer Mark Heimberger who knocked off No. 34-ranked Emanuel Lueber by a tally of 1-6, 7-6, 10-7 in their opening day match versus FSC.
The team’s match with The Citadel ended short as the two programs opted to go directly into singles play with light being a factor in continuing the match. TC claimed four wins at No. 1-No. 4-singles.
PBA 1, #22 Florida Southern 8
1. Heimberger/Guarnieri lost to Luber/Paradis 2-8
2. Adams/Tsoi lost to Leavitt/Barabash 6-8
3. Leonard/Leeds lost to Palmiotto/Guitierrez 4-8
1. Heimberger def. #34 Lueber 1-6,7-6, 10-7
2. Guarnieri lost Paradis 3-6,4-6
3. Adams lost to Leavitt 3-6,0-6
4. Leonard lost to Barabash 6-2,4-6,3-10
5. Coburn lost Palmiotto 2-6,0-6
6. Tsoi lost to Guitierrez 5-7,4-6
PBA 0, Citadel 4
1. Heimberger lost Orces 0-6,0-6
2. Guarnieri lost Berkabile 3-6,4-6
3. Adams lost to Bleach 6-2,3-6,3-6
4. Leonard lost to Pauli 2-6,3-6
5. Coburn vs. Sperr (unfinished)
6. Tsoi vs. Dedding (unfinished)