Lady Fish Unable to Catch Sharks as NSU Takes Women's Tennis Match

Written By: Michael Brown, PBA Sports Information Director

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.- Throughout Saturday morning the Palm Beach Atlantic University and Nova Southeastern University women’s tennis teams battled in a tight NCAA South Region duel. In the end, the #27th-ranked Sharks were too strong for the #34th-ranked Sailfish as NSU prevailed 7-2 over PBA at Gaines Park.

Jordan Ittersagen and Krishna Domenech teamed up for PBA’s only win in doubles action with an 8-4 win at #3-doubles while #1 and #2-doubles both fell to the Sharks 8-2 and 8-5 respectively.

PBA started off strong at the top in singles play with junior Lina Rubiano handing the opposition a hard-fought 6-2, 3-6, 6-1 win at #1-singles however NSU would be too strong down the stretch as they took the next five matchups.

PBA women’s tennis is now 10-9 on the season while NSU improves to 7-11.

The regular season has now concluded for the Sailfish as they will await their postseason fate. PBA is scheduled to participate in the April 23-24th NCCAA South Regional Tournament with the NCAA Regional Championship slated for May 6-8. Stay tuned to pbasailfish.com for future details regarding these tournaments.

(#34) PBA 2, (#27) Nova Southeastern  7

1D.  Rubiano/Trotter lost to Porizkova/Feaster               8-2
2D.  Aleman/Braaten lost to Crider/Lindsley                   8-5
3D.  Ittersagen/Domenech def. Bauer/Longo                 8-4

1. Rubiano def. Leeder           6-2, 3-6, 6-1
2. Aleman lost to Porizkova    1-6, 0-6
3. Trotter lost to Feaster           1-6, 6-2, 3-6
4. Braaten lost to Crider          2-6, 2-6
5. Ittersagen lost to Lindsley   3-6, 3-6
6. Domenech lost to Longo    0-6, 6-7 (3)

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