Sailfish Men's Tennis Makes Easy Work of Ave Maria on Wednesday Afternoon

Written by: Michael Brown, Assistant A.D. for Communications

Freshman Michael Leonard (Pictured) Helped Lead PBA to an 8-1 Win on Wednesday Afternoon Over Ave Maria University. Photo Courtesy of: Lori Richards.Freshman Michael Leonard (Pictured) Helped Lead PBA to an 8-1 Win on Wednesday Afternoon Over Ave Maria University. Photo Courtesy of: Lori Richards.

Box Score

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.- The Sailfish men’s tennis team picked up a midweek victory on Wednesday afternoon at the Oxbridge Academy Courts by defeating Ave Maria University by a score of 8-1. The undermanned Gyrenes were no match for the Fish with AMU claiming a single win in singles as PBA cruised to their eighth win of the season.

Moving outside of NCAA South Region play, the Sailfish (8-9) took on the Gyrenes who had only five available players for the match. This allowed for a default win at No. 3-doubles and No. 6-singles in the match for PBA.

Also head coach Chi Ly was able to utilize deeper into his lineup with a few key players absent from the match.

Mark Heimberger and Nicholas Battistini combined for an 8-3 win at No. 1-doubles while Michael Leonard and Michael Tsoi paired up for an 8-2 victory at No. 2-doubles.

Giuseppe Guarnieri stepped into the No. 1-singles role and came through with a 6-1, 6-2 win while freshman Asti Adams was victorious 6-3, 4-6 10-6 at No. 2-singles.

Other winners on the day for PBA included Kevin Reifler (6-1, 6-1) and Matt Leeds (6-1, 6-0) at Nos. 4 and 5-singles respectively.

PBA will return to action on April 8 when they host Florida Tech at the Oxbridge Academy Courts beginning at 4 pm.

PBA 8            Ave Maria 1

Doubles
1.  Heimberger/Battistini def. Duval/Peterson   8-3
2. Leonard/Tsoi def. Pince/Sadusky 8-2
3. Leeds/Reifler won by default

Singles
1. Guarnieri def. Peterson 6-1, 6-2
2. Adams def. Duval 6-3, 4-6, 10-6
3. Arroyo lost to Pince 6-2, 4-6, 8-10
4. Reifler def. Sadusky 6-1, 6-1
5. Leeds def. Albino 6-1, 6-0
6. Tsoi won by default

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