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FAU Menís Tennis Dropped by Rice 4-2


FAU Menís Tennis Dropped by Rice 4-2

Press Release from FAU Media Relations:

FAU Menís Tennis Dropped by Rice 4-2
Marc Abdelnour moves to 5-0 on the season

BOCA RATON, FL (January 24, 2009) Ė Marc Abdelnour moved to 5-0 on the season with a two set victory over a ranked opponent in Florida Atlantic Universityís 4-2 loss to Ric no 24 nationally ranked Rice University, Saturday afternoon at Patch Reef Park.

FAU captured their first doubles point of the year with Abdelnour and Eddie Majcher capturing no. 1 doubles and Lawrence Harradine and Santiago Neito defeated Riceís no. 3 double to take the point.

Abdelnour rounded out the points scored for the Owls with his singles victory.

Rice marked the third nationally ranked team the Owls have faced in as many matches. RU also marked the highest ranked team to play at FAU in recent history.


Marc Abdelnour / Eddie Majcher (FAU) def. Mueller/Scheil (RICE) 9-7
Rosa/Wang (RICE) def. Daniel Vardag† / Joshua Scholl (FAU) 8-4
Lawrence Harradine / Santiago Nieto (FAU) def. Garforth-Bles/Isamu Tachiabana (RICE) 8-4

Order of finish: 3,2,1

Marc Abdelnour (FAU) def. Rosa (RICE) 6-2, 7-6 (1)
Christopher Muller (RICE) def. Daniel Vardag (FAU) 6-3, 6-4
Lawrence Harradine (FAU) v Chong Wang (RICE) DNF 7-6, 6-7 (4), 1-0 on serve
Toby Scheil (RICE) def. Joshua Scholl (FAU) 6-3, 4-6, 6-2
Garforth-Bles (RICE) def. Eddie Majcher (FAU) 6-1, 6-0
Christian Saravia (RICE) def. Santiago Nieto (FAU) 6-2, 6-0

Order of finish singles: 5,6,2,1,4, DNF @ 3

FAU Media Relations
Katrina McCormack
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