Nationally-Ranked Mary Washington Collects Win Over Lady Fish

Written By: Michael Brown, PBA Sports Information Director

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.- Welcoming in the first of many Spring Break opponents, the Palm Beach Atlantic University women’s tennis team put forth a good fight on Wednesday afternoon but eventually were defeated by #13-ranked Mary Washington University by a score of 6-3. A NCAA Division III opponent, MWU won two of three doubles games while PBA was able to win at #1-singles and #5-singles.

Natalie Aleman and Amber Braaten teamed up for an 8-4 win at #2-doubles for PBA while MWU took home 8-3 and 8-6 at #1 and #3-doubles respectively.

Junior Lina Rubiano put forth a strong start at #1-singles as she jumped ahead 5-0 in the first set before her counterpart was forced to retire leaving Rubiano the victor. Jordan Ittersagen, a freshman for the Fish, earned a 2-6, 7-5, 10-3 win at #5-singles for PBA.

Palm Beach Atlantic will now prepare for their busy Spring Break trip beginning on Monday, March 8th as they will take on Minnesota State-Mankato for their first outing in Orlando, Florida at a neutral site.

PBA 3, Mary Washington 6

1D.  Rubiano/Trotter lost to Goimarac/Schafer   8-3
2D.  Aleman/Braaten def. Lawlor/Meadows       8-4
3D.  Ittersagen/Domenech lost to Malcolm/Bowman    8-6

1S.  Rubiano def. Goimarac          5-0, retired (default)
2S.  Aleman lost to Schafer           1-6, 2-6
3S.  Trotter lost Meadows               5-7, 1-6
4S.  Braaten lost Malcolm              6-2, 4-6, 9-11
5S.  Ittersagen def. Bowman         2-6, 7-5, 10-3
6S.  Domenech lost Velardi           2-6, 1-6

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