North Florida 5. Anderson 0

May 6, 2005

Spartanburg, SC - North Florida opened play in the Mid-Atlantic Sub-Regional of the 2005 NCAA Division II Men's Tennis Championship easily winning two doubles matches before gutting out a third to take a 3-0 lead heading into singles and going on for a 5-0 win over Anderson Friday afternoon at the USC Upstate Tennis Complex.

North Florida advances to play host USC Upstate in the Sub-Regional Championship match Saturday at 9:00 a.m. at USC Upstate. The winner of the match will advance to nationals in Altamonte Springs, FL, next week.

After North Florida took the No. 1 and No. 2 doubles matches by 8-2 scores, the No. 3 doubles tandem of Damien De Polignac and Jose Terrera fought off a tough challenge to take a 9-8 win in the tiebreaker.

With the 3-0 lead heading into singles play, North Florida won at the No. 4 and No. 5 spots to take the team match with the sweep. Elad Gabay defeated Srikrishna Ramanathan in straight sets, 6-3 and 6-1, to give North Florida a 4-0 lead and Leonardo Gomes claimed a 6-3, 6-2 win over Carlos Sanches at No. 4 singles to close out the team match.

Singles
#1 Eduardo Pereira (UNF) vs. Philippe Magat (AC); DNF
#2 Jose Terrera (UNF) vs. Sid Sughaker (AC); DNF
#3 German Escallon (UNF) vs. Fredric Genberg (AC); DNF
#4 Leonardo Gomes (UNF) def. Carlos Sanches (AC); 6-3, 6-2
#5 Elad Gabay (UNF) def. Srikrishna Ramanathan (AC); 6-3, 6-1
#6 Glen Marshall (UNF) vs. Raul Luna (AC); DNF

Doubles
#1 Gomes/Escallon (UNF) def. Genberg/Sanches (AC); 8-2
#2 Gabay/Pereira (UNF) def. Sudhaker/Ramanathan (AC); 8-2
#3 De Polignac/Terrera (UNF) def. Magat/Luna (AC); 9-8

--Courtesy Drury