Florida Tech Panther Sports Roundup
By Florida Tech // April 10, 2014
Warriors Escape Melbourne with 5-4 Win Over Florida Tech Tennis
No. 44 Florida Tech (6-10) took a 2-1 lead heading into singles action but Webber International University (11-8) rallied from behind to take four singles matches and escape Melbourne with a 5-4 victory over the Panthers on Wednesday afternoon on the campus courts.
No. 23 Patrick Hernandez and Wade Ball earned their eighth win in doubles No. 1, 8-4.Beau Fieldsend and Matic Leskovar followed suit and improved to 13-6 as a duo to give the Panthers a 2-1 advantage after doubles.
Hernandez gutted out a win in singles No. 1, 6-2, 3-6, 6-1, and Ball earned his first win in singles No. 4, 6-2, 6-4. The freshman is now 6-9 overall and 1-1 in flight No. 4 while Hernandez is 9-9 on the year, 8-7 in singles No. 1.
The Warriors strung together a furious comeback and took singles No. 2, No. 3, No. 5 and No. 6 to defeat the Panthers, 5-4.
Florida Tech hosts No. 4 Saint Leo University (13-4, 2-2 SSC) on Sunday, April 13 at 2 p.m. at the DeSoto Tennis Courts. Seniors Richard Pentecostes, Bruno Rodrigues and Leskovar will be honored prior to the game for their contributions to the men’s tennis program.
Florida Tech Tennis Announces Make-up Date Against Saint Leo
No. 44 Florida Tech (6-9, 1-3 SSC) rescheduled its Sunshine State Conference match against No. 4 Saint Leo University (15-3, 2-2 SSC) for Sunday, April 13 at 2 p.m. at the DeSoto Tennis Courts.
The match was originally scheduled for March 29 but storms in the Brevard County area washed away the game. Seniors Matic Leskovar, Bruno Rodrigues and Richard Pentecostes will be honored prior to first serve for their contributions to the men’s tennis program.
The Panthers are currently hosting Webber International University (10-8) on the campus courts, and lead 3-1.