Sailfish Shutout Chicago State in Men's Tennis Action

Written by: Michael Brown, Assistant A.D. for External Operations

Matt Leeds (Pictured) Was One of the Sailfish Who Earned Wins on Tuesday in The Squad's Victory Over Chicago State University. Photo Courtesy of: Lori Richards.Matt Leeds (Pictured) Was One of the Sailfish Who Earned Wins on Tuesday in The Squad's Victory Over Chicago State University. Photo Courtesy of: Lori Richards.

Box Score

ORLANDO, Fla.- The Palm Beach Atlantic men’s tennis team evened their season record to 6-6 on Tuesday afternoon by defeating Chicago State University by a 7-0 score at the Red Bug Courts in Orlando, Fla. The win over CSU is the second NCAA Division I program the ‘Fish have defeated this season as they also knocked off Mount St. Mary’s University.

With doubles counting as just one scoring opportunity versus the Division I opponent the ‘Fish jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the match by winning at Nos. 1 and 2 doubles by the scores of 9-8 (7-5) and 8-1. Nicolas Uryson and Romain Nowaczyk combined for the win at the top for the ‘Fish in close fashion while Mark Heimberger and Nicholas Battistini teamed up for a more comfortable victory at No. 2-doubles.

In singles play it was once again the Sailfish flexing their muscles as they only dropped one set on their way to a 6-0 sweep of singles play.

Uryson shook off a 6-3 defeat in his opening set versus Sergiu Muresan then came back with wins of 6-2, 6-4  to take No. 1-singles.

Nowacyzk and Heimberger both had easier times as Nowacyzk earned a 6-2, 6-0 win at No. 2-singles while Heimberger was strong with a 6-2, 7-5 win at No. 3-singles.

Asti Adams (6-2, 6-0), Battistini (7-6, 7-5) and Leeds (6-2, 6-4) were all superb in their play as well.

The ‘Fish will next take on Franciscan University of Steubenville in Stuart, Fla. on Thursday, Mar. 13th at 12 pm.

Palm Beach Atlantic University 7, Chicago State 0
03/11/14 at Orlando, Fla. (Red Bug Courts)

Singles competition
1. Nicolas Uryson (PBAM) def. Muresan, Sergiu (CHIST) 3-6, 6-2, 6-4
2. Romain Nowaczyk (PBAM) def. Pajic, Uros (CHIST) 6-2, 6-0
3. Mark Heimberger (PBAM) def. Noboa, Mario (CHIST) 6-2, 7-5
4. Asti Adams (PBAM) def. Ulloa, Luis (CHIST) 6-2, 6-0
5. Nicholas Battistini (PBAM) def. Chavez, Julian (CHIST) 7-6 (7-3), 7-5
6. Matt Leeds (PBAM) def. Yeremia, Rashley (CHIST) 6-2, 6-4

Doubles competition
1. Nicolas Uryson/Romain Nowaczyk (PBAM) def. Noboa, Mario/Muresan, Sergiu (CHIST) 9-8 (7-5)
2. Mark Heimberger/Nicholas Battistini (PBAM) def. Ulloa, Luis/Pajic, Uros (CHIST) 8-1
3. Yeremia, Rashley/Chavez, Julian (CHIST) def. Kevin Reifler/Matt Leeds (PBAM) 8-2

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