UCF Men's Tennis Falls to UNF

March 1, 2013

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By Mike Garabedian

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (UCFAthletics.com) - The UCF men's tennis team dropped a 6-1 road match Friday against North Florida on a frigid and cloudy afternoon.

The Knights fall to 6-5 on the season, including a 2-4 road record.

UNF swept the doubles point to begin the afternoon, but the Knights showed fight, battling to 8-6 losses at the No. 2 and No. 3 positions.

Senior Jorge Blasco continued his excellent play, capturing UCF's only victory. Blasco defeated UNF's Moritz Buerchner, 6-3, 3-6, 6-4, to earn his seventh-singles win of the season at the No. 1 position.

At the No. 6 spot, Juan Bolona fought back from a first set defeat to extend the match to a third-set tiebreaker. But, the senior's rally came to a halt after Bernardo Craveiro picked up a, 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7-3) win.

Although UCF extended five of the six matches to three sets, the Knights never seemed to get in a rhythm during singles play.

The Ospreys (4-6) clinched the victory after Leonardo Nahar defeated Francesc Aulina, 6-3, 2-6, 6-4 at the No. 5 slot.

Next up for the Knights is a trip to California to play two matches during spring break. UCF is scheduled to face San Diego State Tuesday at 5 p.m. and UC-Irvine Wednesday at 4 p.m.

1. Julien Belair/Moritz Buerchner (UNF) def. Matthew Gladstone/Juan Bolona (UCF) 8-2
2. Norbert Nemcsek/Daniel Sotomarino (UNF) def. Amar Hromic/Jorge Blasco (UCF) 8-6
3. Leonardo Nahar/Pedro Davisson (UNF) def. Mario Samson/Francesc Aulina (UCF) 8-6

1. Jorge Blasco (UCF) def. Moritz Buerchner (UNF) 6-3, 3-6, 6-4
2. Daniel Sotomarino (UNF) def. Amar Hromic (UCF) 6-0, 3-6, 6-2
3. Norbert Nemcsek (UNF) def. Jose Sangroniz (UCF) 3-6, 6-4, 6-4
4. Julien Belair (UNF) def. Matthew Gladstone (UCF) 7-5, 6-3
5. Leonardo Nahar (UNF) def. Francesc Aulina (UCF) 6-3, 2-6, 6-4
6. Bernardo Craveiro (UNF) def. Juan Bolona (UCF) 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7-3)