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FAU Men's Tennis fall to #11 FSU

FAU Menís Tennis Fell to No. 11 FSU
Abdelnour and Nieto earn singles victories



Boca Raton, FL (January 17, 2009) Ė Florida Atlantic Universityís menís tennis team traveled to† † † Tallahassee where the Owls fell to no. 11 Florida State University.

The two teams came off the court following the doubles match with the Seminoles holding a one point advantage after taking each of the three doubles matches.

Singles play began with FAU newcomer Santiago Nieto taking the first singles match in straight sets 6-2, 6-2.

Florida State would take the next four before sophomore Marc Abdelnour defeated Vahid Mirzadeh at no. 1 singles in three-hard fought sets at 6-7(3), 7-7, 10-5.

Both Josh Scholl and Eddie Majchers took their matches to three sets playing no. 4 and no. 5, respectively.

The loss drops the Owls record to 1-1 on the season.

#11 Florida State vs. Florida Atlantic

January 17, 2009

Scott Speicher Tennis Center

Tallahassee, Fla.


Final Score:

#11 Florida State 5, Florida Atlantic 2


Box Score

Singles

No. 1: Marc Abdelnour (FAU) d. Vahid Mirzadeh (FSU) 6-7(3), 7-5, 10-5

No. 2:† #30 Jean-Yves Aubone (FSU) d. Dan Vardag (FAU) 6-1, 7-5

No. 3:† #29 Clint Bowles (FSU) d. Lawrence Harradine (FAU) 6-4, 6-4

No. 4:† #79 Maciek Sykut (FSU) d. Josh Scholl (FAU) 6-4, 4-6, 6-3

No. 5: Chris Cloer (FSU) d. Eddie Majchers (FAU) 6-3, 3-6, 6-3

No. 6: Santiago Nieto (FAU) d. Chris Reiman (FSU) 6-2, 6-2

Order of finish: 6, 2, 3, 5, 4, 1


Doubles

No. 1: #23 Aubone/Bowles (FSU) d. Abdelnour/Vardag (FAU) 8-2

No. 2: #47 Drew Bailey/Sykut (FSU) d. Machjer/Scholl (FAU) 8-2

No. 3: Cloer/Mirzadeh (FSU) def. Harradine/Nieto (FSU) 8-0

Order of finish: 3, 2, 1


Source: FAU Media Relations
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Bytor said

FAU Menís Tennis Fell to No. 11 FSU

We had a great tennis player on the men's team…. ranked top 50 in the country at one point… can't remember his name. He transferred to another school when one of our coaches took a job at the other school.

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owlcountry said

We had a great tennis player on the men's team…. ranked top 50 in the country at one point… can't remember his name. He transferred to another school when one of our coaches took a job at the other school.

Hmmm…….

That has been the achilles heel of our tennis prgram…we got a great coach recently…problem is they don't want to pay them anything. So they leave.

Although, can you blame them?

Tennis is not lighting up the revenue charts…

On a side note:

FAU has solicited the Williams family (locals by the way) repeatedly for assistance in building the program, and there was no reciprocated interest to be involved.
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I heard the tennis facilities at FAU at deplorable.
I've never seen them though.
It is unacceptable that a school like FAU does not invest few thousand dollars on better tennis courts.

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AlexFAU06 said

I heard the tennis facilities at FAU at deplorable.
I've never seen them though.
It is unacceptable that a school like FAU does not invest few thousand dollars on better tennis courts.

Don't they play at a really nice off-campus site though?

Tennis will never be at the forefront of FAU's budget priorities, unfortunately.

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Re: FAU Men's Tennis fall to #11 FSU

The tennis teams practice and play at Patch Reef Park. It is a great facility located less than 3 miles off campus.

They guys are 2-2 on the year with wins over Xavier and Bethune Cookman University. They lost to #11 FSU (2-5) and #17 U of M (3-4). They play #23 Rice at Patch Reef Park this Saturday at 1:00.

Alex it takes much more than a "couple thousand" dollars to build tennis courts.(Resurfacing the current courts alone would cost a minimum of $50,000) We do have a new tennis facility on the athletics facilities master plan. As you know our top priority right now is the on campus football stadium. We feel like we have a great home at Patch Reef Park until a donor is identified for the tennis complex.
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mdawson said

The tennis teams practice and play at Patch Reef Park. It is a great facility located less than 3 miles off campus.

They guys are 2-2 on the year with wins over Xavier and Bethune Cookman University. They lost to #11 FSU (2-5) and #17 U of M (3-4). They play #23 Rice at Patch Reef Park this Saturday at 1:00.

Alex it takes much more than a "couple thousand" dollars to build tennis courts.(Resurfacing the current courts alone would cost a minimum of $50,000) We do have a new tennis facility on the athletics facilities master plan. As you know our top priority right now is the on campus football stadium. We feel like we have a great home at Patch Reef Park until a donor is identified for the tennis complex.

She's right dude.

Angelos has already said he cares about the tennis courts but it's football first, then baseball. One thing at a time.

We all want this campus to grow in a million directions overnight but it's not easy.

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