SUNDAY, JANUARY 31, 2010
Men’s tennis narrowly falls to Florida A&M in season opener, 4-3
The JU men’s tennis team found itself one point short, falling 4-3 to Florida A&M in the season opener on Saturday in Tallahassee, Fla.
The Dolphins failed to capture the crucial, first doubles point, dropping all three matches by a score of 8-4 and found themselves playing catch-up for the rest of the match.
“It was a little disappointing today,” said JU head coach Shane Wood. “I thought we did some things well but we made some costly mistakes that we’ll have to look at in practice this week. It was nice for all of our young players to finally get a college match under their belts and we'll be able to learn from today.”
After dropping the doubles point, the Dolphins saw promising production from the No. 1, 2 and 4 positions with senior Victor Vaz and freshmen Jose Fantova Sicre and Hector Garcia Aguilar all recording victories.
Aguilar made quick work of his match, winning 6-4, 6-0, while Sicre had to fight for the first set but claimed an easy second set, winning 7-6, 6-0. Vaz took an early one set lead but the freshman dropped the second set before winning an exciting third set tiebreak, 10-8.
The Dolphins hit the court again on Saturday, Feb. 13 at Georgia Southern.
2009 MEN'S TENNIS