MELBOURNE, Fla- The Panthers (3-12) fought hard to finally win a close match on a 5-4 decision in their favor defeating the University of Indianapolis
(1-4) this afternoon at the Fee Avenue Courts.
Florida Tech split with the Greyhounds with the Panthers taking the #1, #2 and #4 singles action. In the one spot All SSC player Keith Kessler (Brooklyn,
N.Y.) upped his record to 9-6 taking down Jan Stastny 6-2, 6-2. Fellow All Conference player Cliff Giel (Savaneta, Aruba) also improved to 9-6 on the
season overcoming Ketan Saggar 6-2, 6-2 as well. In the #4 singles match, senior Diego Quiros (Quesada, Costa Rico) upset JD Greenlee 6-4, 6-4.
“The team finally got it together today,” stated head coach Bill Macom. “They played tough and looked like they wanted to win.”
In doubles action is where the Panthers finally prevailed to grab their third victory on the season. Giel and Kessler combined to defeat the tandem Stastny
and Saggar 8-6 in a heated battle. They improve to 10-5 on the season. While the bif surprise came at the #3 doubles action where Junior Christian Smith (
Arouca, Trinidad and Tobago) and freshman Jeremy Casperson (Jacksonville, Fla.) outlasted their opponents’ Justin Linder and Dustin Guthrie 8-6 for the
Tech will face #10 ranked Rollins tomorrow in Winter Park at noon in an SSC match-up.