Men's tennis knocks off #9 Armstrong Atlantic
Friday, March 21, 2003
Ft Myers - The FGCU men's tennis team defeated #9 (NCAA II) ranked Armstrong Altantic 6-3 Thursday afternoon at the FGCU tennis complex. The Eagles got out to a 3-0 lead early as they swept the doubles matches. Brothers Evan and Wolfgang Pinther defeated the fourth ranked team in the country (Roth/White) 8-5 in the number one doubles match. Nestor Nunez and James Moysey defeated Tim Offermann and Roger Thiele 9-8 in a tiebraker. This was perhaps the deciding match as it gave FGCU the momentum it needed heading into the singles matches. The #3 doubles team of Franco Mata and Richard Stempnowski defeated Jonas Askerland and David Secker 8-6 to complete the doubles matches. In singles play, Richard Stempnowski (#1 singles) defeated Roger Thiele 6-2, 7-5. Stempnowski continues to play well as he improves to 11-4. Nestor Nunez (#2 singles) defeated David Secker 7-5, 6-4 as he improves to 6-5 on the year. Yuri Mantilla earned the final victory in #6 singles as he defeated Neil Murray 6-4, 6-1. Mantilla improves to 6-2 overall. The Eagles are now 9-3 and will go on the road today to battle St. Leo at 2:00 p.m.