March 13, 2012
PALM SPRINGS, Calif. - Continuing its Spring Break trip in California, the Boston University men's tennis team fell to Fairleigh Dickinson, 5-2, on Tuesday afternoon. The Knights (4-6) swept through doubles and won four of the six singles matches.
Freshman Emilio Teran and senior Michael Kopelman led the Terriers (0-10) with singles victories. Kopelman defeated Yuri Girishenko, 6-4, 6-2, at No. 3, while Teran dropped just two games in a dominating 6-2, 6-0, victory over Dom Henry at No. 5.
Senior Josh Friedman tried to rally from a set down but dropped the second set tiebreaker in a 6-2, 7-6(4) defeat at the top singles spot against Arivs Barzins.
BU will next face Western Illinois on Thursday (March 15) at 2 p.m.
Fairleigh Dickinson - 5, Boston University - 2
1) Arivs Barzins (FDU) def. Josh Friedman (BU): 6-2, 7-6(4)
2) Ibrahim Shams (FDU) def. Jesse Frieder (BU): 6-1, 6-3
3) Michael Kopelman (BU) def. Yuri Girishenko (FDU): 6-4, 6-2
4) Mark Hemy (FDU) def. Regis Chang (BU): 6-3, 6-2
5) Emilio Teran (BU) def. Dom Hemy (FDU): 6-2, 6-0
6) Peter Skvarka (FDU) def. Alex Green (BU): 6-1, 6-1
1) Barzins/Shams (FDU) def. Friedman/Frieder (BU): 8-2
2) Girishenko/D. Hemy (FDU) def. Kopelman / Alex Hallenbeck (BU): 8-2
3) Skvarka/M. Hemy (FDU) def. Bill Kring / Chang (BU): 8-2