Men's Tennis Returns to Action with a Win Over No. 44-Ranked Florida Tech
April 4, 2014
Written by: Michael Brown, Assistant A.D. for External Operations
SATELLITE BEACH, Fla.- The Sailfish men’s tennis team took to the courts for their first competitive action in the last two weeks and showed little sign of rust as they knocked off No. 44-ranked (ITA) Florida Tech on Friday afternoon at the DeSoto Courts in Satellite Beach. The ‘Fish earned two wins in doubles while also knocking off the Panthers in the top three in singles as well as No. 6-singles for the 6-3 victory.
The win pushes the Sailfish season mark to 11-8 with two regular season matches left on the schedule versus Saint Leo University (Apr. 12) and at home versus Barry University (Apr. 14).
Romain Nowaczyk and Nicolas Uryson teamed up once again at the top of men’s doubles with an 8-3 win over the No. 23-ranked doubles tandem of Patrick Hernandez and Wade Ball. Asti Adams and Kevin Reifler were also victorious at No. 3-doubles with an 8-5 win.
Moving on to singles play it was Nowaczyk and Uryson at the top once again making things easier on the ‘Fish with Nowaczyk victorious 6-3, 6-2 at No. 1-singles while Uryson, fresh off his No. 47 national ranking in singles, came away with a 6-4, 6-1 win at No. 2-singles.
Mark Heimberger continued the PBA winning trend at No. 3-singles with a 6-4, 6-3 win while Matt Leeds rounded out the winning points for the Sailfish by collecting a 6-3, 6-4 victory at No. 6-singles.
Palm Beach Atl. 6, #44 Florida Tech 3
04/04/14 at Satellite Beach, Fla. (DeSoto Tennis Courts)
1. Romain Nowaczyk (PBAM) def. Patrick Hernandez (FITM) 6-3, 6-2
2. #47 Nicolas Uryson (PBAM) def. Matic Leskovar (FITM) 6-4, 6-1
3. Mark Heimberger (PBAM) def. Daniel Armellino (FITM) 6-4, 6-3
4. Beau Fieldsend (FITM) def. Asti Adams (PBAM) 6-4, 4-6, 6-2
5. Wade Ball (FITM) def. Nicholas Battistini (PBAM) 6-0, 6-1
6. Matt Leeds (PBAM) def. Jose Martinez (FITM) 6-3, 6-4
1. Romain Nowaczyk/Nicolas Uryson (PBAM) def. #23 Patrick Hernandez/Wade Ball (FITM) 8-3
2. Matic Leskovar/Beau Fieldsend (FITM) def. Mark Heimberger/Nicholas Battistini (PBAM) 8-4
3. Asti Adams/Kevin Reifler (PBAM) def. Daniel Armellino/Bruno Rodrigues (FITM) 8-5