FGCU Men's Tennis Loses to Kentucky
FORT MYERS, Fla. – The University of Kentucky won five singles matches en route to a 6-3 win over Florida Gulf Coast University in men’s tennis action at the FGCU Tennis Complex Sunday afternoon.
The Wildcats, ranked #14 in Division I, improve to 6-3. FGCU, ranked #17 in Division II, falls to 3-1.
Eagles junior Juan Carlos Osorio (Quito, Ecuador) picked up the lone singles victory with a three-set win over #41-ranked Nate Emge at No. 3. Senior Richard Stempnowski (Cape Coral, FL) teamed up with senior Jose Pastrello (Limeira, Brazil) for their fourth consecutive doubles win. Sophomore Alberto Gutierrez (Bogota, Columbia) and senior Seth Fogelman (Naples, FL) picked up a win at No.3 doubles.
FGCU will host Alma College on Thursday at the FGCU Tennis Complex at 3 p.m.
1. Jesse Witten (UK) def. Richard Stempnowski (FGCU) 6-1, 6-0
2. Carey Rubin (UK) def. Jose Pastrello (FGCU) 6-2, 7-6 (5)
3. Juan Carlos Osorio (FGCU) def. Nate Emge (UK) 2-6, 6-1, 6-4
4. Alex Hume (UK) def. Alberto Gutierrez (FGCU) 3-6, 6-3, 6-2
5. Nolan Polley (UK) def. Tim Offerman (FGCU) 6-7 (3), 6-3, 6-2
6. Jason Mallaiah (UK) def. Seth Fogelman (FGCU) 6-4, 6-3
1. Stempnowski/Pastrello (FGCU) def. Hume/Emge (UK) 9-8 (12)
2. Sundh/Polley (UK) def. Osorio/Offerman (FGCU) 8-6
3. Gutierrez/Fogelman (FGCU)def. Mallaiah/Rubin (UK) 8-2