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March 16/2017

No. 46 Men's Tennis Wins Fourth Straight, Defeating Post 8-1

Written By: TJ Budd, Sports Information Director

Click here to see photo encaptioned ‘Courtesy Ron Hilliard’

ORLANDO, Fla. – Palm Beach Atlantic men’s tennis won for the fourth straight time, defeating Post University 8-1 on Thursday afternoon.

The ‘Fish (9-3) breezed through doubles and had little trouble in singles play, as all five singles wins came in straight sets. Post (4-4) was only able to win at number one singles as regionally ranked Nikola Crvelin defeated PBA’s Pato Zarazua 6-3, 7-5.

In the bottom half of the singles lineup the Sailfish lost only eight games in the six sets as Bernardo Ferreira, Pietro de Silva and Thomas Salmon all picked up victories. The freshman Ferreira earned his team-leading ninth win of the season while Salmon picked up number six and de Silva evened his record at 5-5.

Philipp Hoffmann struggled in the first set at number three, winning 7-5 over Ludvig Henrikson before bouncing back to blank Henrikson, 6-0, in the second set. Rafael Lenz shutout his opponent, Ivan Rajevac, in the second set after winning 6-4 in the first. Hoffmann picked up his eighth win of the year with Lenz gaining his seventh.

In doubles Lenz and Ferreira defeated Crvelin and Henrikson 8-6, the closest of the three matches on the day. Zarazua and de Silva breezed to an 8-2 victory with Hoffmann and Salmon coasting to an 8-1 win.

PBA returns to the Mitch Gornto Tennis Center on Saturday to host St. Thomas at 1 p.m. The Sailfish and Barry University have also agreed to replay their match on March 30 in West Palm Beach at 3 p.m. after being rained out earlier in the month.

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