Men's Tennis Drops Road Contest At No. 10 Embry-Riddle
April 2, 2017
Written By: TJ Budd, Sports Information Director
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – No. 49 Palm Beach Atlantic faced a top-10 team for the third time this week and while the Sailfish had their best showing of the three they came up short again, falling to No. 10 Embry-Riddle, 8-1.
The ‘Fish (11-7) picked up their lone win in doubles play, as Rafael Lenz and Bernardo Ferreira improved to 11-4 on the season. The Sailfish duo defeated nationally-ranked No. 7 Carlos Becke and Deepak Vishavkarma 8-5. For Lenz and Ferreira it’s their second win in three tries against a nationally-ranked opponent.
Despite being shut out in singles play the ‘Fish had some good showings, especially at the top of the lineup with Pato Zarazua. The top Sailfish player dropped the first 6-3 to Juan Ortiz Couder before taking the second into a tiebreak. Despite his best effort Zarazua was unable to pull out the win in the tiebreak, dropping the second 7-6 (7-1).
Down at number six singles Carlos Meneses went to a first set tiebreak against Mickael Faucher before losing 7-6 (10-8), 6-3. A similar story unfolded at the fourth flight as Ferreira fell to de Caires 7-6 (7-5), 6-2.
The Sailfish will have the next week off before hosting Rollins on Sunday, April 9 at 1 p.m. The match will be the final home match of the season before finishing up with a match at Florida Tech on April 15.