Sailfish ‘Rain' Over Hamilton in Men's Tennis
March 20, 2009
Written By: Ron Kotouch, PBA Sports Information Graduate Assistant
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.- While rain threatened West Palm Beach all day on Friday afternoon, the Palm Beach Atlantic University men’s tennis team were able to take the courts. Fortunately for the Sailfish, the only things that were getting “reigned” on were the Continentals of Hamilton College by the Sailfish. The Sailfish rackets were just as thunderous as clouds in the sky, and the Fish throttled Hamilton College 8-1.
The dynamic duos of Krasi Atanasov/James Buerkle and Tyler Dealy/Frankie Moulton defeated Hamilton opponents 8-0 and 8-2 to give the Sailfish an early 2-1 lead after doubles play and a foreshadowing of what was to come.
In singles play, the Sailfish rackets came together to build the perfect storm, as the Fish swept singles play en route to an 8-1 victory over Hamilton College.
Krasimir Atanasov extended his match winning streak to thirteen matches with a dominating 6-0, 6-0 victory in the #1 singles match. Luke Bolanos (6-2, 6-4), Tyler Dealy (6-1, 6-2), Frankie Moulton (6-3, 6-1), James Buerkle (6-0, 6-3), and Nick Hines (8-4) followed Atanasov with straight set victories over Continentals opponents.
For the Continentals of Clinton, New York, their tour of Florida has not been very welcoming. A 7-2 loss to Northwood University on Tuesday, an 8-1 loss to St. Thomas on Thursday and today’s 8-1 loss to the Fish culminates a disappointing trip and will provide a less than stellar trip back to the Empire State.
With the victory, the Sailfish improve to 12-5 on the season, and the Fish have won eight of their last nine matches. They will be back in action at home tomorrow against Eckerd College at 2:30 pm. Be sure to check www.pbasailfish.com for all of the match details and highlights.
Palm Beach Atlantic University 8, Hamilton College 1
#1- Atanasov/Buerkle (PBA) defeated Kreitzer/Ciocca (HC) 8-0
#2- Libin/Berman (HC) defeated Bolanos/Tilton (PBA) 8-5
#3- Dealy/Moulton (PBA) defeated Moreuo/Erwin (HC) 8-2
#1- Atanasov (PBA) defeated Krietzer (HC) 6-0, 6-0
#2- Bolanos (PBA) defeated Libin (HC) 6-2, 6-4
#3- Dealy (PBA) defeated Erwin (HC) 6-1, 6-2
#4- Moulton (PBA) defeated Moreuo (HC) 6-3, 6-1
#5- Buerkle (PBA) defeated Ciocca (HC) 6-0, 6-3
#6- Hines (PBA) defeated Berman (HC) 8-4