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FAU Men’s Tennis Knocks Off Texas-San Antonio on Saturday
Saturday, 02/13/2010

TAMPA, FL (February 13, 2010) – The Florida Atlantic University men’s tennis team won consecutive matches for the first time this season as the Owls defeated the University of Texas-San Antonio 5-2 on Saturday afternoon in Tampa.

The win improves FAU to 3-2 on the season and will return to the court on Friday, February 19 against in-state rival University of Central Florida.  The match is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. at Patch Reef Park in Boca Raton.  UTSA falls 3-2 on the spring dual match season.

FAU won five of the six singles matches to rally from an early deficit.  Junior Ervin Garibovic cruised to a straight-set victory at No. 3 singles to even the match after the Roadrunners won the only possible doubles point.  Garibovic won 6-3 and 6-1 to clinch his second straight singles victory.

Fellow junior Joshua Scholl earned a victory in the No. 5 singles position by scores of 6-2 and 6-4.  Junior Marc Abdelnour picked up a two-set victory to anchor the singles lineup to put the Owls on the verge of victory with a 6-4 and winning a second set tiebreaker 7-4.

Senior Daniel Vardag clinched the team victory with the fourth point by earning a three set victory.  He won the opening set 6-3 but had to withstand a late rally by winning the deciding third set by a 6-1 margin.

Lawrence Harradine rallied to pick up a victory at No. 2 singles to round out the Owls’ singles victories.  The senior won 6-3 and 6-4 after dropping the opening frame.