FGCU Men's Tennis Tops Florida Tech
Sunday, April 03, 2005
FORT MYERS, Fla. – The 12th ranked Florida Gulf Coast University men’s tennis handled Florida Tech 8-1 Sunday afternoon at the FGCU Tennis Complex. The Eagles (17-3) swept the doubles matches and the first five singles matches for their ninth win in the last 10 matches. Five players recorded a pair of wins for FGCU. Juniors Juan Carlos Osorio and Tim Offerman teamed up for their 15th win at No. 2 doubles, 8-0, and then came through with victories at No. 3 and No. 5 singles, respectively. Osorio extended his unbeaten streak to a school-record 17 consecutive matches with a two-set win in singles play. FGCU sophomore Alberto Gutierrez and freshman Gavin Manders picked up an 8-1 win at No. 3 doubles before recording singles victories at the No. 4 and No. 6 positions. Senior Richard Stempnowski was the other double winner for the Eagles, teaming with senior Jose Pastrello for a 6-1, 6-3 win at No. 1 doubles, and then winning his single-season record 18th match of the spring. The Eagles host Barry University on Saturday at the FGCU Tennis Complex beginning at 11 a.m. Singles competition 1. Richard Stempnowski (FGCU) def. Clifford Giel (FIT) 6-1, 6-3 2. Keith Kessler (FIT) def. Jose Pastrello (FGCU) 6-1, 6-4 3. Juan Carlos Osorio (FGCU) def. Diego Quiros (FIT) 6-1, 6-0 4. Alberto Gutierrez (FGCU) def. Christian Smith (FIT) 6-0, 6-0 5. Tim Offerman (FGCU) def. John Stephenson (FIT) 6-2, 3-6, 10-4 6. Gavin Manders (FGCU) def. Kurt Lawson (FIT) 6-0, 7-5 Doubles competition 1.Stempnowski/Pastrello (FGCU) def. Giel/Kessler (FIT) 8-3 2. Osorio/Offerman (FGCU) def. Smith/Quiros (FSC) 8-0 3. Gutierrez/Manders (FGCU) def. Stephenson/Josua Levy (FIT) 8-1