Men's Tennis Battles No. 2-Ranked Barry University
April 14, 2014
Written by: Michael Brown, Assistant A.D. for External Operations
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.- For the second time in less than 72 hours the Sailfish men’s tennis team took on a top-5 ranked (ITA) NCAA Division II program with Palm Beach Atlantic hosting No. 2-ranked Barry University on Monday afternoon. After falling 5-4 in a close match on Saturday at No. 4-ranked Saint Leo University the ‘Fish were defeated 8-1 versus the Bucs however each battle was very competitive.
The Sailfish (11-10) and Buccaneers (19-2) saw four of their six singles matchups go to three sets with the Bucs forcing comebacks in three of the matchups to end up with a more lopsided final tally.
Palm Beach Atlantic got on the board with a win by Nicolas Uryson at No. 2-singles as he managed a 3-6, 6-3, 10-4 win over Romain Costamagna for what would turn out to be the team’s only victory.
Other close sets featured PBA’s Romain Nowaczyk fall just short at No. 1-singles by a 7-5, 2-6, 10-7 score to No. 8-ranked Ahmed Triki while Asti Adams and Nicholas Battistini also pushed their counterparts to three sets at Nos. 4 and 5-singles respectively.
#2 Barry 8, Palm Beach Atlantic University 1
04/14/14 at West Palm Beach, Fla. (Mitch Gornto Tennis Center)
1. #8 Ahmed Triki (BARRY-M) def. Romain Nowaczyk (PBAM) 7-5, 2-6, 10-7
2. #47 Nicolas Uryson (PBAM) def. Romain Costamagna (BARRY-M) 3-6, 6-3, 10-4
3. Leo Vivas (BARRY-M) def. Mark Heimberger (PBAM) 6-3, 6-2
4. Renato Lombardi (BARRY-M) def. Asti Adams (PBAM) 6-7 (7-9), 6-2, 12-10
5. Eduardo Alfonzo (BARRY-M) def. Nicholas Battistini (PBAM) 5-7, 7-5, 10-6
6. Franco Echenique (BARRY-M) def. Matt Leeds (PBAM) 6-3, 6-0
1. #3 Ahmed Triki/Ollie Lemaitre (BARRY-M) def. Romain Nowaczyk/Nicolas Uryson (PBAM) 8-6
2. Romain Costamagna/Leo Vivas (BARRY-M) def. Mark Heimberger/Nicholas Battistini (PBAM) 8-2
3. Renato Lombardi/Franco Echenique (BARRY-M) def. Asti Adams/Kevin Reifler (PBAM) 8-5