Senior Members Giel, Kessler, Nakatsuji and Gay each Picked up Wins in their Final Home Match

MELBOURNE, Fla. (tennis) — The Florida Tech Women improved to 9-11 on the season after defeating NCAA II southeast regional opponent’s Palm Beach Atlantic
(7-14) 7-to-2 on senior day. The Florida Tech Men (8-15) despite a valiant effort fell 6-to-3 to the Sailfish (12-10) at the Fee Avenue Courts. Senior
members honored were four year members Aya Nakatsuji (Chiba, Japan), Cliff Giel (Savaneta, Aruba), Keith Kessler (Brooklyn, N.Y.) and Christian Smith
(Arouca, Trinidad); three year member Adam Outlaw (Mobile, Alabama) and first year brother and sister members’ Tania and Eric Gay (Caracas, Venezuela).

In women’s singles action freshman Natalia Ramos (San Juan, Puerto Rico), Andrea Madrigal (San Jose, Costa Rica), Valerie Rapson (Rochester, N.Y.) and
sophomore Nicole David (Ft. Pierce, Fla.) each picked up wins at the #2, #3, #4 and #6 flights.

In doubles action Tech swept the Sailfish with #9 regionally ranked tandem Michaela Horvathova (Bratislava, Slovakia) and Ramos took the first flight 8-6
while David and Madrigal easily won their #2 doubles match 8-1. Seniors Nakatsuji and Gay were the turning factor picking up their first season win
together in the #3 flight defeating the Sailfish 8-4.

Kessler was the only men’s team member to go undefeated on the day combining with fellow senior Giel for a 8-4 doubles win. Kessler took the #2 singles
flight 6-4, 7-5 after a hard battle. Freshman Jonathan Hanna (Nassau, Bahamas) also won his singles match 6-3, 6-3 in the three spot.

Despite a tough loss sophomore Joel Zahlan (Sarasota, Fla./Ghana) went three sets with the tie breaker falling2-6, 7-6 (10-7) after a two hour battle
finishing off match play for the day at 5:30 p.m.

Click here to view the senior day program and photos of senior members.

Tennis Match Results
Palm Beach Atlantic vs Florida Tech
04/14/07 at Melbourne, Fla.

Florida Tech 7, Palm Beach Atlantic 2

Singles competition
1. #9 Brooke Nord (PBAW) def. Michaela Horvathova (FTW) 6-0, 6-0
2. Natalia Ramos (FTW) def. Natalie Aleman (PBAW) 6-4, 6-0
3. Andrea Madrigal (FTW) def. Katie Livesay (PBAW) 6-2, 6-1
4. Nicole David (FTW) def. Tina Brown (PBAW) 6-0, 6-3
5. Alissa Toth (PBAW) def. Tania Gay (FTW) 2-6, 7-6, 10-7
6. Valerie Rapson (FTW) def. Sara Meadows (PBAW) 6-0, 6-0

Doubles competition
1. #9 Michaela Horvathova/Natalia Ramos (FTW) def. Brooke Nord/Natalie Aleman (PBAW) 8-6
2. Andrea Madrigal/Nicole David (FTW) def. Katie Livesay/Tina Brown (PBAW) 8-1
3. Tania Gay/Aya Nakatsuji (FTW) def. Alissa Toth/Sara Meadows (PBAW) 8-4

Match Notes:
Palm Beach Atlantic 7-14
Florida Tech 9-11
Order of finish: Doubles (2,3,1); Singles (1,3,2,4,6,5)
Senior Day- Honoring Aya Nakatsuji and Tania Gay
Official: Harvey Miller T-3:30 A-87

Tennis Match Results
Palm Beach Atlantic vs Florida Tech
04/14/07 at Melbourne, Fla.

Palm Beach Atlantic 6, Florida Tech 3

Singles competition
1. Brock Newton (PBAM) def. Clifford Giel (FTM) 7-6, 6-2
2. Keith Kessler (FTM) def. Paul Segodo (PBAM) 6-4, 7-5
3. Jonathan Hanna (FTM) def. James Buerkle (PBAM) 6-3, 6-3
4. Frankie Moulton (PBAM) def. Christian Smith (FTM) 6-4, 6-1
5. Lukas Colombo (PBAM) def. Joel Zahlan (FTM) 6-3, 6-1, 7-5
6. Tyler Dealy (PBAM) def. Jeremy Casperson (FTM) 6-4, 6-2

Doubles competition
1. #6 Keith Kessler/Clifford Giel (FTM) def. Brock Newton/James Buerkle (PBAM) 8-4
2. Paul Segodo/Frankie Moulton (PBAM) def. Jonathan Hanna/Jeremy Casperson (FTM) 8-6
3. Lukas Colombo/Tyler Dealy (PBAM) def. Christian Smith/Arthur Yentumi (FTM) 8-6

Match Notes:
Palm Beach Atlantic 12-10
Florida Tech 8-15
Order of finish: Doubles (1,2,3); Singles (6,1,3,4,2)
Senior Day Honors: Cliff Giel, Keith Kessler, Christian Smith,
Eric Gay and Adam Outlaw
Official: Harvey Miller A-87

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