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FAU Men: Two are undefeated in Singles

Press release from FAU Media Relations:

FAU Men's Tennis Drops a Close one to UM

Two are undefeated in Singles


                BOCA RATON, FL (January 22, 2009) - Marc Abdelnour and Santiago Nieto remain perfect at 4-0 on the season despite Florida Atlantic University's men's tennis team dropping their second close match to a top 25 team. The Owls fell to the University of Miami, no. 17 nationally, 4-3 in Coral Gables.

                FAU clinched their first double points of the dual match season with victories at no. 1 and no. 3.

                The Owls then moved into singles play where three of the six matches were taken to three sets. The team's first singles point came at no. 6 with Neito's 6-4, 0-6, 6-2 victory over UM's JC Whitner. Neito's match pulled the Owls within one at 3-2. FAU then dropped no. 3 singles for the deciding point but Abdelnour finished his match at no. 1 singles 6-3, 4-6, 6-1 to tighten the final score.

                FAU will return to the courts for a 1 p.m. Saturday contest versus Rice University. The match will be played at Boca Raton's Patch Reef Park Tennis Center.



Florida Atlantic vs No. 17 Miami

1/22/2009 at Coral Gables, Fla.


#17 Miami 4, Florida Atlantic 3



1. Marc Abdelnour (FAU) def. Christian Blocker (UM) 6-3, 4-6, 6-1

2. David Simon (UM) def. Daniel Vardag (FAU) 6-2, 7-6

3. Ignacio Taboada (UM) def. Lawrence Harradine (FAU) 6-4, 3-6, 6-3

4. #96 Carl Sundberg (UM) def. Joshua Scholl (FAU) 6-1, 7-5

5. Keith Crowley (UM) def. Eddie Majcher (FAU) 6-3, 6-1

6. Santiago Nieto (FAU) def. JC Whitner (UM) 6-4, 0-6, 6-2



1. Eddie Majcher / Marc Abdelnour (FAU) def. Keith Crowley / David Rosenfeld (UM) 9-7

2. Christian Blocker / David Simon (UM) def. Daniel Vardag / Joshua Scholl (FAU) 8-5

3. Lawrence Harradine / Santiago Nieto (FAU) def. Ignacio Taboada / Carl Sundberg (UM) 9-7


Match Notes:

Florida Atlantic 2-2

Miami 1-0; National ranking #17

Order of finish: Doubles (2,3,1); Singles (5,4,2,6,3,1)






Katrina McCormack

Assist. AD Media Relations

777 Glades Rd

Boca Raton, FL 33431



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