Yuval Barak, Franklin Pierce University             

LAKE WALES, Fla. (March 21, 2019) – The Franklin Pierce University men's tennis team wrapped up its three-match Florida swing in style on Friday, as the Ravens posted a 7-2 win on the road at Warner in non-conference play.

With the win, Franklin Pierce improves to 6-3, while Warner falls to 7-10.

Franklin Pierce took two of the three doubles matches to open play with a 2-1 lead. At second doubles, freshman Preston Gordon (Essex Junction, Vt.) and junior Yuval Barak (Zicron Ya'akov, Israel) squeaked past Warner junior Julian Cuartas and sophomore Bruno Carvalho, 8-6. At third doubles, it was an 8-1 romp for seniors James Bisazza (West Barnstable, Mass.) and Andrew Schadt (Tolland, Conn.) over freshman Henrique Dias and sophomore Antonio Santos.

The Ravens proceeded to take care of business in singles play as well, as they took five of the six matches to finish off the 7-2 victory. The only three-set contest of the six singles matches came at second singles, where Bisazza and Cuartas locked horns, with the former ultimately prevailing in a 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 victory. Though it went in straight sets, fifth singles was rather competitive as well, as Barak notched a 7-6 (5), 6-4 win over Dias.

      Yahav Shahaf, Pacific University
STOCKTON, Calif. - The Pacific swimming and diving team earned 31 All-MPSF awards following their conference championship event in La Mirada, Calif. at the end of February. The Tigers would earn six All-MPSF First Team awards and 20 Second-Team awards to wrap up their time at the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Championship in southern California.

The men's swim team had a record weekend at MPSF's breaking five school records during the four-day event. Senior Angel Alcala would account for two of those program marks in the 100 backstroke (47.52) and 200 fly (1:45.31) events earning him All-MPSF First-Team honors. Mason Miller's first place finish in the men's 100 fly (46.24) would also be the fastest time set by any Tiger. The four-some of Alcala, Miller, Yahav Shahaf (Modiin, ISRAEL), and Dylan Toy would set program-marks in the men's 200 medley 1:25.34) and 400 medley relay (3:10.18) events for UOP. This also helped the senior group to two All-MPSF Second Team mentions.

Miller, Shahaf, and Alcala each took home an All-MPSF First-Team award following their respective events in the 100 fly, 100 breast, and 200 fly. Shahaf led the pack with a team-high five All-Conference selections at the MPSF meet (100 Breast, 200 medley relay, 50 free, 400 medley relay, 200 breast). Alcala matched Shahaf with five All-MPSF nominations (200 fly, 200 medley relay, 200 free relay, 400 medley relay, 100 back).