Panthers Split Winning 7-2 in Mens and Falling 5-4

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Florida Tech unfortunately was one player shy on the women’s side to pull off the first conference sweep in their short four year
history today against SSC opponent Eckerd. The men pull off their first every victory against Eckerd shutting them down 7-2 in conference play. On the
women’s side, tech had to default at the six singles and three doubles giving the Tritons the edge today.

With ranked player Natalia Ramos still on the injured reserved list after a pre-season surgery and fellow teammate Mandy Rohrbach also out due to injuries,
the Panthers are only playing with five members. Despite the loss, Tech’s #3, #4 and #5 singles each won their first singles bout of the year along with
the #2 doubles pair taking their second win of the year.

Sophomore Nicole David (Ft. Pierce, Fla.) and senior Tania Gay (Caracas, Venezuela) each went undefeated for the day. David and Gay defeated Danielle
Liozzo and Stephanie Bowan 8-4 in doubles action, while David too the #3 singles 6-2, 6-1 and Gay persevered at the #4 spot 6-3, 2-6 (6-2).

Senior Aya Nakatsuji (Sakura, Chiba, Japan) also won her first match of the year defeating Sarah Blei 8-6, 7-5 in a tight match despite not playing a
tie-breaker after the first set. Junior Michaela Horvathova (Bratislava, Slovakia) freshman Andrea Madrigal (San Jose, Costa Rica) struggled in singles
action against the ranked Mak sisters’ falling 6-7, 6-3 (6-3) and 7-5, 0-6 (7-5) respectively.

On the men’s side, the Panthers dominated the doubles action. #15 ranked Keith Kessler (Brooklyn, N.Y.) and Cliff Giel (Savaneta, Aruba) took down Elman
Koening and Greg Hokenson 8-5 in the #1 spot. Senior Christian Smith (Arouca, Trinidad) and Jon Hanna (Nassau, Bahamas) shut down Brian Lynch and Jason
Dorfman 8-1. Senior Adam Outlaw (Mobile, Ala.) and David Fowler (St. James, Barbados) paired up for the first time this season made the #3 spot look easy
dominating Adam Skiff and Brian Arbieter of Eckerd 8-1 as well.

Kessler, Fowler and sophomore Joel Zahlan (Sarasota, Fla.) held their singles opponent to two scoreless sets sweeping the #2, #4 and #6 matches 6-0, 6-0.
Smith was the final Tech win defeating Skiff 6-2, 6-2 for the day.

Tennis Match Results
Florida Tech vs Eckerd College
02/19/07 at St. Petersburg, Fla.

#9 Eckerd College 5, #10 Florida Tech 4

Singles competition
1. #6 Madora Mak (ECW) def. Michaela Horvathova (FTW) 6-7, 6-3, 6-3
2. Mary-Charlotte Mak (ECW) def. Andrea Madrigal (FTW) 7-5, 0-6, 7-5
3. Nicole David (FTW) def. Danielle Loizzo (ECW) 6-2, 6-1
4. Tania Gay (FTW) def. Stephanie Bowen (ECW) 6-3, 2-6, 6-2
5. Aya Nakatsuji (FTW) def. Sarah Blei (ECW) 8-6, 7-5
6. No player (ECW) def. TEAM 1 (FTW), by default

Doubles competition
1. #10 Madora Mak/Mary-Charlotte Mak (ECW) def. Michaela Horvathova/Andrea Madrigal (FTW) 8-5
2. Nicole David/Tania Gay (FTW) def. Danielle Loizzo/Stephanie Bowen (ECW) 8-4
3. No player/Sarah Blei (ECW) def. TEAM 1/TEAM 2 (FTW), by default

Match Notes:
Florida Tech 0-3, 0-2 SSC; Regional ranking #10
Eckerd College 1-2, 1-1 SSC; Regional ranking #9
T-3 hours A-30

Tennis Match Results
Florida Tech vs Eckerd College
02/19/07 at St. Petersburg, Fla.

#8 Florida Tech 7, Eckerd College 2

Singles competition
1. Elmar Koenig (ECM) def. Clifford Giel (FTM) 6-7, 7-6, 10-8
2. #13 Keith Kessler (FTM) def. Greg Hokenson (ECM) 6-0, 6-0
3. Brian Lynch (ECM) def. Christian Kieber (FTM) 6-4, 6-3
4. David Fowler (FTM) def. Jason Dorfman (ECM) 6-0, 6-0
5. Christian Smith (FTM) def. Adam Skiff (ECM) 6-2, 6-2
6. Joel Zahlan (FTM) def. Brian Arbieter (ECM) 6-0, 6-0

Doubles competition
1. #15 Keith Kessler/Clifford Giel (FTM) def. Elmar Koenig/Greg Hokenson (ECM) 8-5
2. Jonathan Hanna/Christian Smith (FTM) def. Brian Lynch/Jason Dorfman (ECM) 8-1
3. David Fowler/Adam Outlaw (FTM) def. Adam Skiff/Brian Arbieter (ECM) 8-1

Match Notes:
Florida Tech 4-4, 1-3 SSC; Regional ranking #8
Eckerd College 0-3, 0-2 SSC
T-3 hours A-30

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