Conquistadors secure 4-3 win over Division II PBA

FNU men's tennis win 4-3 over Palm Beach Atlantic Friday.
FNU men’s tennis win 4-3 over Palm Beach Atlantic Friday.


WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (March  3, 2023)Florida National University’s men’s tennis team delivered a thrilling 4-3 win over the NCAA DII Palm Beach Atlantic University Sailfish Friday. The Conquistadors needed a solid win after dropping its first three matches of the 2023 season and denied PBA its first win at the Mitch Gornto Tennis Center this season.

In doubles play, FNU secured its first doubles point after Conquistador duo Luigi Stefanacci  and David De Ayguavives and Umberto Particelli and Guido Gentile won their respective matches 6-4. In singles play, Jules Grignon completed a solid and dominant win over Blake Williams 6-2, 6-4. Particelli got FNU’s second singles point after winning his competitive match 6-3, 4-6, 7-6 [5]). The win was secured as Gentile won his match 6-3, 3-6, 6-4.

Doubles Competition:

Number one: 

Sebastian Fujita / Jan Oppermann falls to Luis Eduardo Platas / Juanfer Contreras (1-6)

Number two:

Luigi Stefanacci / David De Ayguavives defeats Peter Drager / Axel Reich (6-4)

Number three: 

Umberto Particelli / Guido Gentile defeats Kazuma Uematsu / Osvaldo Sergio Godoy (6-4)


Singles Competition: 

Jerry Makela falls to Luis Eduardo Platas (4-6, 2-6)

Jules Grignon defeats Blake Williams (6-2, 6-4)

Umberto Particelli defeats Juanfer Contreras (6-3, 4-6, 7-6 [5])

Guido Gentile defeats Juan Fernandez (6-3, 3-6, 6-4)

Luigi Stefanacci falls to Marko Visontai (7-6 [7], 4-6, 2-6)

David De Ayguavives defeats Michal Precikowski (6-1, 6-2)


Match Notes:

FNU record: (1-3)

PBA record (0-8)

Up Next: Men’s tennis travels to Boca Raton, Fla., for a match versus Case Western Reserve University on March 13.


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