Tennis Falls to Barry in SSC Mens and Womens Double Header

MELBOURNE, Fla. — Both the Men’s and Women’s Tennis teams hosted Barry University in their first Sunshine State Conference double header where both lost 8-1.
Singles matches were the two lone wins from the Panthers

On the women’s side Tech’s Andrea Madrigal (San Jose, Costa Rica) won at the number two position defeating Berit Peterson in a hard fought match. Madrigal
battled tough in the second set and seemed to stay focused.

“She was solid and confident in her game and did not lose confidence even in the tough moments,” said former top player Belen Pandre.

On the men’s side sophomore David Fowler (St. James, Barbados) took over his opponent Andre Thorton 6-1, 6-1.

David had a great match where he took control early and win it easily,” stated Pandre.

Both Cliff Giel (Savaneta, Aruba) and Keith Kessler (Brooklyn, NY) took their matches to a two long sets where Kessler won the second set eventually
falling 5-7, 7-5 (10-8) in the tie-breaker. Kessler was extremely close to his first Buccaneer win taking it to an 8-8 third set score.

Florida Tech will be back in action on Tuesday the 13th when the host Rollins at 2:30 p.m. and the men host Florida Southern on the 16th with a 2:00 p.m.
start both matches are Sunshine State Conference events.

Tennis Match Results
Barry vs Florida Tech
02/10/07 at Melbourne, Fla.

Barry 8, Florida Tech 1

Singles competition
1. Iidiko Csordas (BUW) def. Michaela Horvathova (FTW) 6-1, 6-0
2. Andrea Madrigal (FTW) def. Berit Peterson (BUW) 6-2, 6-7, 7-3
3. Helen Wisniewski (BUW) def. Nicole David (FTW) 6-1, 6-1
4. Laime Contreras (BUW) def. Tania Gay (FTW) 6-1, 6-1
5. Saskia Kruse (BUW) def. Aya Nakatsuji (FTW) 6-0, 6-0
6. Julie Cadet (BUW) def. Valerie Rapson (FTW) 6-0, 6-0

Doubles competition
1. Iidiko Csordas/Helen Wisniewski (BUW) def. Michaela Horvathova/Andrea Madrigal (FTW) 8-3
2. Svetlana Konyashkiva/Berit Peterson (BUW) def. Nicole David/Tania Gay (FTW) 8-5
3. Laime Contreras/Saskia Kruse (BUW) def. Aya Nakatsuji/Valerie Rapson (FTW) 8-0

Match Notes:
Barry 1-0
Florida Tech 0-2

Tennis Match Results
Barry University vs Florida Tech
02/10/07 at Melbourne, Fla.

Barry University 8, Florida Tech 1

Singles competition
1. Patrick Rittenauer (BUM) def. Clifford Giel (FTM) 6-3, 6-4
2. Andrew Sharnov (BUM) def. Keith Kessler (FTM) 5-7, 7-5, 10-8
3. Dirk Bennighaus (BUM) def. Christian Kieber (FTM) 6-0, 6-0
4. Victor Rodriguez (BUM) def. Jonathan Hanna (FTM) 6-2, 6-2
5. David Fowler (FTM) def. Andrew Thornton (BUM) 6-1, 6-1
6. David Barragan (BUM) def. Christian Smith (FTM) 7-5, 6-1

Doubles competition
1. Patrick Rittenauer/Roman Werschel (BUM) def. Keith Kessler/Clifford Giel (FTM) 8-4
2. Dirk Bennighaus/Victor Rodriguez (BUM) def. Jonathan Hanna/Christian Smith (FTM) 8-1
3. Andrew Sharnov/Manuel Lauter (BUM) def. Jeremy Casperson/Adam Outlaw (FTM) 8-1

Match Notes:
Barry University 1-0
Florida Tech 3-2

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