PBA Men's Tennis Rounds Out Regular Season in Fine Form

Written By: Michael Brown, Palm Beach Atlantic University SID

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SAINT LEO, Fla.- The Palm Beach Atlantic University men’s tennis team took on their final regular season opponent on Monday afternoon as they made the long trip to Saint Leo University to square off against the Lions. The Sailfish earned their 17th victory of the season to the tune of a 7-2 victory.

Battling some unseasonable cold and windy conditions, the Sailfish put forth one of their strongest outings in men’s doubles on the season as all three duos marched forward with commanding victories.

Singles action would be nearly as dominant for the Sailfish as number one singles player Brock Newton and number two singles player Paul Segodo earned strong victories to clinch the match at 6-1, 6-2 and 6-0, 6-1 respectively.

John Tilton, a junior from Salem, Oregon, returned to the singles lineup for the Fish after previously being sidelined with an injury. He stumbled out of the gates at singles number four with a 1-6 defeat but came roaring back with a 7-6 (5), 10-8 victory.

Tyler Dealy finished out the match for PBA with a 5-7, 6-2, 10-6 victory at number six singles.

This match concluded the regular season for Palm Beach Atlantic as they now prepare for their postseason trips. They will first travel to Marion, Indiana for a return trip to the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) Tennis Championships from May 4th-8th.

The Sailfish will also look forward to their first-ever trip to the NCAA South Regional where they will be taking on some of the stiffest competition in Division II beginning May 9th-10th.

PBA 7, Saint Leo University 2

Doubles

#1- Newton/Tilton (PBA) defeated Stacey/Noorsumar (SLU) 8-6
#2- Segodo/Moulton (PBA) defeated Farinez/El Naamani (SLU) 8-3
#3- Colombo/Buerkle (PBA) defeated Chavez/Del Priore (SLU) 8-3

Singles

#1- Newton (PBA) defeated Chavez (SLU)    6-1, 6-2
#2- Segodo (PBA) defeated Stacey (SLU)    6-0, 6-1
#3- Noorsumar (SLU) defeated Moulton (PBA)    7-5, 6-1
#4- Tilton (PBA) defeated El Naamani (SLU)   1-6, 7-6 (5), 10-8
#5- Del Priore (SLU) defeated Buerkle (PBA)    6-4, 7-5
#6- Dealy (PBA) defeated Timoteo (SLU)    5-7, 6-2, 10-6

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