Northwood Ends FGCU Men's Tennis Win Streak
FORT MYERS, Fla. – Northwood (Fla.) ended a five-match win streak for No. 16 Florida Gulf Coast University with a 5-4 win in men’s tennis action at the FGCU Tennis Complex Saturday.
Northwood, ranked No. 4 in NAIA play, swept the doubles play and pulled out two singles wins to improve to 5-3. The Eagles, who had posted five consecutive shutout wins, are now 8-2.
FGCU seniors Richard Stempnowski (Cape Coral, FL) and senior Jose Pastrello (Limiera, Brazil) lost 8-4 for their first doubles defeat of the season. The tandem is now 9-1 on the year. At the No. 3 doubles position, sophomore Alberto Gutierrez (Bogotá, Columbia) and senior Seth Fogelman (Naples, FL) lost 9-8 to fall to 7-1 in doubles play.
Needing to win five of the six singles matches for the win, the Eagles only picked up four singles victories. Stempnowski improved to 9-1 with a 6-1, 6-3 straight set win at No. 1 singles. Junior Juan Carlos Osorio (Quito, Ecuador) was a winner at No. 3 singles, 6-3 and 6-1. Fogelman won at No. 5 singles and freshman Gavin Manders (Warwick, Bermuda) won at No. 6 singles.
FGCU is back in action Monday afternoon at the FGCU Tennis Complex when it hosts the University of Indianapolis.
1. Richard Stempnowski (FGCU) def. Richie Brown (NU) 6-1, 6-3
2. Todd Hiscox (NU) def. Jose Pastrello (FGCU) 6-0, 7-5
3. Juan Osorio (FGCU) def. Annatol Vincent (NU) 6-3, 6-1
4. Pierre-Oliver Tiessel (NU) def. Alberto Gutierrez (FGCU) 3-6, 6-3, 6-3
5. Seth Fogelman (FGCU) def. Jean-Cristof Leduc-Deschamps (NU) 4-6, 6-3
6. Gavin Manders (FGCU) def. Max Radchenko (NU) 6-4, 3-6, 6-1
1. Brown/Hiscox (NU) def. Stempnowski/Pastrello (FGCU) 8-4
2. Correa/Vincent (NU) def. Osorio/Offerman (FGCU) 8-4
3. Luduc-Deschamps/Tiessel (NU) def. Gutierrez/Fogelman (FGCU) 9-8