Jan. 12, 2014
BOCA RATON, Fla. - Florida Atlantic University's men's tennis fell to the University of Miami 7-0 in the first match of the 2014 season for the Owls.
Florida Atlantic, who traveled to Coral Gables for the match, had encouraging play despite being swept by the Hurricanes. Sophomore Andrei Morin-Kougoucheff pushed his match with Gabriel Flores to three sets before falling to the UM senior 6-0, 3-6, 6-2. Robert Dubuque also extended his match against UM's Henrique Tsukamoto to three sets. Dubuque lost the first set 6-3 before coming back and winning the second set 6-5. Dubuque fell in the third set 6-3 for the match final.
Florida Atlantic was swept in doubles. The Owls' Will Neuner and Andrei Morin-Kougoucheff tuned in the best performance facing off against Miami's Omar Aly and Wilfredo Gonzalez before falling 6-5.
The men's tennis team takes the court next Jan. 17 at noon 12 p.m. against Georgia Southern in Statesboro, Ga.