FGCU Men's Tennis Post 5th Straight Shutout
Thursday, March 10, 2005
FORT MYERS, Fla. – The No. 16 Florida Gulf Coast University men’s tennis team posted their fifth consecutive shutout Thursday afternoon with a 9-0 win over Palm Beach Atlantic University at the FGCU Tennis Complex. The Eagles (8-1) did not lose a set in posting their sixth shutout in nine matches this spring. Senior Richard Stempnowski (Cape Coral, FL) and senior Jose Pastrello (Limiera, Brazil) continued their dominance in the No. 1 doubles position, improving their dual match record to 9-0. Juniors Juan Carlos Osorio (Quito, Ecuador) and Tim Offerman (Hamburg, Germany) picked up their seventh win at No. 2 doubles while sophomore Alberto Gutierrez (Bogotá, Columbia) and senior Seth Fogelman (Naples, FL) improved to 7-0 with a win at No. 3 doubles. Each of six players also swept all six singles matches for the Eagles. Stempnowski, ranked sixth in Division II singles play, improved his dual match record to 8-1 this spring with a win at No. 1 singles. Osorio is a perfect 6-0 with his win at No. 3 singles. FGCU host Northwood, Fla., the fourth-ranked team in NAIA, on Saturday afternoon at the FGCU Tennis Complex. Singles competition 1. Richard Stempnowski (FGCU) def. Paul Segoda (PBA) 6-1, 7-6(3) 2. Jose Pastrello (FGCU) def. Hillen Smith (PBA) 6-2, 6-1 3. Juan Osorio (FGCU) def. Emory Elliz (PBA) 6-2, 6-1 4. Alberto Gutierrez (FGCU) def. Josh Lewis (PBA) 6-0, 6-0 5. Tim Offerman (FGCU) def. Steve Malvitz (PBA) 6-3, 6-0 6. Seth Fogelman (FGCU) def. Caleb Peterson (PBA) 6-3, 7-5 Doubles competition 1. Stempnowski/Pastrello (FGCU) def. Malvitz/Segoda (PBA) 8-4 2. Osorio/Offerman (FGCU) def. Smith/Ellis (PBA) 8-4 3. Gutierrez/Fogelman (FGCU) def. Lewis/Peterson (PBA) 8-2