MELBOURNE, Fla. (tennis) — Florida Tech men’s and women’s tennis came away with a sweep on the day proving the Panthers umber one in the battle of the cats
shutting down the Bobcats of St. Thomas 9-0 on the women’s side and 8-1 on the men’s side at the Fee Avenue Courts.
Doubles Action included an 8-0 shut down by #15 Keith Kessler (Brooklyn, N.Y.) and Cliff Giel (Savaneta, Aruba). Freshman Jonathon Hanna (Nassau, Bahamas)
and Jeremy Casperson (Jacksonville, Fla.) allowed only one point to their opponent’s in the #2 doubles match while senior Adam Outlaw (Mobile, Ala.) and
freshman Arthur Yentumi (St. Louis, Mo.) fought hard for an 8-6 victory which was this tandems’ first win on the year.
Giel, Kessler and Hanna each won their singles bouts while senior Christian Smith (Arouca, Trinidad) rocked the #4 singles match 6-0, 6-1 for the victory.
Sophomore Joel Zahlan (Sarasota, Fla.) took the #5 spot 6-1, 6-0 for his fourth singles victory on the season. Unfortunately, senior Eric Gay (Caracas,
Venezuela) fell 6-1, 6-0 in the #6 spot.
The women picked up their sixth win of the year pushing towards the programs’ best overall record along with winning percentage at .400 on a 6-9 season
The Panthers doubles’ pair of Michaela Horvathova (Bratislava, Slovakia) and Natalia Ramos (San Juan, Puerto Rico) picked up their eighth win with an 8-2
victory while in the #2 spot tandem pair Andrea Madrigal (San Jose, Costa Rica) and sophomore Nicole David (Fort Pierce, Fla.) also won their 8th doubles
match in a easy 8-1 battle. Both pairs are now 8-4 on the season in doubles action.
In singles action, Horvathova, Ramos, Madrigal and David shut down their opponents. Senior Tania Gay (Caracas, Venezuela) played an even 6-1, 6-2 hand for
the Tech sweep for her third singles career victory.
Florida Tech Men def. St. Thomas 8-1
#15 Cliff Giel/Keith Kessler def. Jyles Turnquest/ Dustin Forman 8-0
Jon Hanna/Jeremy Casperson def. Diego Paredes/Adam Perez 8-1
Adam Outlaw/Art Yentumi def. Leoric Longchallon/Nelson Delgado 8-6
Cliff Giel def. Jyles Turnquest 6-2, 6-1
Keith Kessler def. Dustin Forman6-2, 7-6
Jon Hanna def. Diego Paredes 6-0, 6-0
Christian Smith def. Adam Perez 6-0, 6-1
Joel Zahlan def. Leoric Longchallon 6-1, 6-0
Nelson Delgado def. Eric Gay 6-3, 6-3
Florida Tech (8-13)
St Thomas (2-10)
Florida Tech Women def. St. Thomas 9-0
Michaela Horvathova/Natalia Ramos def.Lyevis Concepcion/Alexandra Dzuganova 8-2
Andrea Madrigal /Nicole David def. Natalia Ramirez/Adriana Montilla 8-1
Florida Tech wins bydefault
Michaela Horvathova def. Lyevis Concepcion 6-0, 6-1
Natalia Ramos def. AlexandraDzuganova 6-4, 6-0
Andrea Madrigal def. Natalia Ramirez 6-1, 6-0
Nicole David def. Adriana Montilla 6-0, 6-0
Tania Gay def. Sandra Vargas 6-1, 6-2
Florida Tech wins by default
Florida Tech (6-9)
St. Thomas (1-10)