Sailfish Men's Tennis Team Unable to Earn Victory at Florida Southern

Written By: Michael Brown, Palm Beach Atlantic University SID

LAKELAND, Fla.- The Palm Beach Atlantic University men’s tennis team traveled to Florida Southern College on Wednesday afternoon for a dual-match with the Moccasins which ended in a 8-1 victory for FSC. The loss drops PBA to 15-7 on the season.

PBA’s lone win on the day came at number three doubles with head coach Chi Ly forced to make some adjustments to his regular lineup. With number one doubles partner John Tilton sidelined with an injury, senior Brock Newton moved down to number three with freshman Brett Gibson. The duo won 8-4.

Ranked 14th nationally, Florida Southern cruised to victories in each of the singles sets.

PBA 1, Florida Southern College 8

Doubles

#1- Knoedler/Schirmaier (FSC) defeated Segodo/Moulton (PBA)  8-1
#2- Thesleff/Fercher (FSC) defeated Buerkle/Colombo (PBA)  8-4
#3- Newton/Gibson (PBA) defeated Laflamme/Heartt (FSC)  8-4

Singles

#1- Knoedler (#5) (FSC) defeated Newton (#24) (PBA)    6-4, 6-0
#2- Schirmaier (#49) (FSC) defeated Segodo (PBA)    6-2, 6-0
#3- Thesleff (FSC) defeated Colombo (PBA)     6-1, 6-2
#4- Fercher (FSC) defeated Moulton (PBA)      6-0, 6-1
#5- Laflamme (FSC) defeated Buerkle (PBA)     6-2, 6-1
#6- Taylor (FSC) defeated Dealy (PBA)     6-2, 6-4

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