PBA Drops Two in a Row as Trinity Carries On for a 6-3 Win Over Lady Fish

Written By: Michael Brown, PBA Sports Information Director

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.- Taking on their second opponent in as many days, the Palm Beach Atlantic University women’s tennis squad welcomed in Trinity University of Connecticut on Wednesday afternoon for a match at Gaines Park. After a slow start in doubles while dropping three close games, the Fish managed three wins in singles but fell short overall 6-3.

All three doubles matchups went to the wire as Lina Rubiano and Natalia Trotter combined for an 8-5 loss at #1-doubles while Natalie Aleman and Amber Braaten were handed an even closer loss at #2-doubles by a 9-7 score. Things would get even tighter for the Fish at #3-doubles with Jordan Ittersagen and Krishna Domenech taking the 9-8 (4) loss.

Rubiano would help the Fish rebound at #1-singles in earning a 6-0, 6-2 win at the top followed by a loss by Aleman at #2-singles by a close call of 6-7 (7), 4-6.

Trotter was also defeated at #3-singles before Braaten delivered a 6-4, 6-1 win at #4-singles. Ittersagen and Domenech split the final two singles matchups with Ittersagen being defeated 6-4, 6-1 and Domenech gaining a 6-4, 6-4 win.

PBA will be back to Gaines Park for their next match on Friday, March 26th when they host Southeastern University (Fla.) for a match beginning at 4:30 p.m.

PBA  3, Trinity (CT)  6

1D.  Rubiano/Trotter lost to Hoyt/Merns   8-5
2D.  Aleman/Braaten lost to Semrod/Caneron  9-7
3D.  Ittersagen/Domenech lost to Steckloff/Lebea  9-8 (4)

1. Rubiano def.  Steckloff       6-0, 6-2
2. Aleman lost to Semrod       6-7 (7), 4-6
3. Trotter lost to Hoyt                6-4, 6-4
4. Braaten def. Merns              6-4, 6-1
5. Ittersagen lost to Lebea       6-4, 6-1
6. Domenech def. Caneron   6-4, 6-4

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