Tough Opening Outing for Sailfish Men's Tennis Squad

Written By: Michael Brown, Palm Beach Atlantic University SID

MIAMI SHORES, Fla.- The Palm Beach Atlantic Men’s Tennis team opened their spring schedule against a tough opponent in #2 Barry University on Thursday afternoon.  The Sailfish played well at times and were very competitive throughout the match, but ultimately fell to the Bucs 9-0. 

The Buccaneers left no doubts about their early season ranking, as the Sailfish started out slow losing all 3 doubles matches and ended just as slow losing all 6 singles matches. 
The lone bright spot of the afternoon came when Freshman Krasimir Atanasov (Sofia, Bulgaria) took Barry’s #1-singles star Ales Svigeli down to the wire.   Anatansov dropped the first set 6-3, but showed some resolve and recovered to win the second set 5-7.  In an epic 3rd set, Svigeli managed to win a tiebreaker 10-8 and the match 6-3, 5-7, 10-8.

The Sailfish (0-1) will look to rebound tomorrow at home against another Sunshine State opponent in St. Leo University. 

PBA 0, Barry 9

Doubles

#1- Fraitzl/Wimmer defeated Atanasov/Bolanos 
8-3
#2 Svigeli/Velez defeated Tilton/Dealy
 8-1
#3 Werrchel/D’Armas defeated Buerkle/Colombo
 8-2

Singles

#1- Svigeli defeated Atanasov
 6-3, 5-7, 10-8
#2- Fractzl defeated Bolanos
 6-2, 6-4
#3- Werschel defeated Dealy
 6-2, 6-0
#4- Wimmer defeated Buerkle
 6-1, 6-2
#5- Velez defeated Tilton
 6-0, 6-1
#6- FejFar defeated Colombo
 6-0, 6-0

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