Florida Tech Tennis Gets Served By No. 3 Barry, 8-1
By Florida Tech Athletic Communications // March 23, 2015
'I believe that we still made some improvements today'
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Florida Tech men’s tennis (12-5, 1-1 SSC) was overpowered by No. 3 Barry (12-0, 2-0 SSC) on Sunday at DeSoto Park in Satellite Beach, succumbing to the Buccaneers by an 8-1 margin.
Head coach Bill Macom saw no shame in losing to an elite team like Barry, though he admitted he felt his team didn’t perform their best.
“I think we competed well against a very experienced team,” said Macom.
“We could have done a much better job with our doubles basics. We hit too many second serves and predictable returns. You cannot afford to do that to a top team. In singles, we kept the sets close but became a little impatient on the big points. Overall, I believe that we still made some improvements today.”
The Panthers took just one point in the match, with Ricardo Corona topping Ajdin Tahirovic in the No. 5 spot 6-7, 6-2, 10-5.
At the No. 4 spot, Aria Canadell took Franco Echenique down to the wire but ultimately was defeated 2-6, 6-4, 11-9.
Patrick Hernandez also pushed his match to three sets, falling prey to Renato Lombardi in the No. 3 match 6-4, 3-6. 6-3.
The Panthers will be back in action on Tuesday with an exhibition with Oxford at Kiwi Tennis Club in Indian Harbour, Florida prior to hitting the road for Boca Raton, Florida for a Sunshine State Conference match with Lynn on Saturday at 2 p.m. ET.