MELBOURNE, Fla. – Bentley University won two singles matches but Florida Tech took a 6-3 win over the Falcons Wednesday afternoon at the Fee Avenue Tennis Courts in non-conference men's tennis.
Sophomore Rodrigo Ribeiro (Sao Paulo, Brazil/Chapel School) beat Cory Hodes in number one singles after Hodes retired. In number two singles, Zach Tuckman (Kinnelon, N.J./Morristown Beard School) defeated Jorge Abarca Montero 6-4, 1-6, 10-2.
The Falcons took the second-flight match in doubles, as the team of junior Victor Suski (West Hartford, Conn./William Hall) and freshman Andrew Waddington (Granby, Conn./Granby Memorial) bested William Fountain and Yan Carlo Rodriguez 8-6.
Florida Tech improves to 7-10 on the season while the Falcons drop to 5-4. They continue their spring break trip Thursday afternoon at St. Leo.
At Melbourne, Fla.
Florida Tech 6, Bentley 3
No. 1 Cory Hodes/Michael Schmidt (FT) def. Zach Tuckman/Alec Spycher (B) 8-4
No. 2 Victor Suski/Andrew Waddington (B) def. William Fountain/Yan Carlo Rodriguez (FT) 8-6
No. 3 Eddie Shelton/Jorge Abarca Montero (FT) def. Rodrigo Ribeiro/Matthew Chase (B) 8-5
No. 1 Ribeiro (B) def. Hodes (FT) 4-6, 1-2, retired
No. 2 Tuckman (B) def. Montero (FT) 6-4, 1-6, 10-2
No. 3 D.J. Pate (FT) def. Suski (B) 6-1, 6-2
No. 4 Drew Hollis (FT) def. Spycher (B) 6-2, 6-0
No. 5 Schmidt (FT) def. Waddington (B) 6-4, 6-3
No. 6 Barry Dylewski (FT) def. Jimmy Rindo (B) 6-0, 6-1