Men’s tennis falter in exhibition match against Hatters

FNU men's tennis final graphic. (02-04-23)
FNU men’s tennis final graphic. (02-04-23)


DeLand, Fla. (Feb. 4, 2023)In Florida National Univesity’s men’s tennis opening season exhibition match, the Conquistadors put together a strong performance on the courts of Mandy Stoll Tennis Center. Florida National remains 0-0 on the season despite losing to the Stetson University Hatters, 4-0. 

In doubles play, the Hatters earned the opening point as FNU’s  Jerry Makela and Hamish Lee and Umberto Particelli and Guido Gentile lost their matches to Stetson pairs Marc Saura and Lucas Olivier (2-6) and Alexandre Hillhouse and Sami Ozzor (3-6).

FNU was unable to grab a win in singles play and had three matches remain unfinished by the end of the afternoon.

Doubles Competition:

Number one: 

Jerry Makela / Hamish Lee lose to Marc Saura / Lucas Olivier (2-6)

Number two:

Umberto Particelli / Guido Gentile lose to Alexandre Hillhouse / Sami Ozzor (3-6)

Number three: 

Luigi Stefanacci / David De Ayguavives lose to Bendix Schroeder / Ervin Haris Eminefendic (3-6)


Singles Competition: 

Jerry Makela falls to Marc Saura (0-6, 0-6)

Jules Grignon falls to Lucas Olivier (2-6, 1-6)

Umberto Particelli falls to Ervin Haris Eminefendic (0-6, 2-6)

Luigi Stefanacci vs. Sami Ozzor (1-2, UF)

Guido Gentile vs. Alexandre Hillhouse (UF)

David De Ayguavives vs. Bendix Schroeder (UF)


Up Next: FNU men’s tennis has its first home competition at Goodlet Park versus No. 9 Southeastern University on Feb. 13 at 1 p.m.


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