PBA Cruises to Victory Over South Dakota State in Women's Tennis

Written By: Michael Brown, Palm Beach Atlantic University SID

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.- Dominating for nearly the entire match, the Palm Beach Atlantic University women’s tennis team stopped a recent two-match skid with a solid 7-2 victory over South Dakota State University on Wednesday evening at the South Olive Tennis Center.

Winning two of three doubles matches including number one doubles by Lina Rubiano (Wellington, Fla.) and Natalie Aleman (Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio) to the tune of an 8-1 final, the Lady Fish had no problem earning their eighth win of the season. They also improved over the .500 mark with a season record of now 8-7.

South Dakota managed just one win in the singles portion of the match with Ashley Waltman defeating Katie Livesay (Dayton, Tenn.) in singles number five. Aleman presented the most dominating effort in singles action with a 6-0, 6-0 victory at singles number three over Maggie Peters.

Krishna Domenech (Clermont, Fla.) was nearly as dominating as Aleman with a 6-1, 6-1 victory over her own over Melanie Rockne.

PBA will return to the court next week as they host West Alabama University on Thursday, March 27th as both the Sailfish men’s and women’s teams celebrate senior day as the Fish conclude their home season. The match is slated for a 3 pm start at the South Olive Tennis Center.

PBA 7, South Dakota State University 2

Doubles

#1- Rubiano/Aleman (PBA) defeated Zejnic/Peters (SDSU)   8-1
#2- Ripoll/Livesay (PBA) defeated LeWellen/Rockne (SDSU)  8-5
#3- Woltman/Hagen (SDSU) defeated Domenech/Renaud (PBA)  8-2

Singles

#1- Lina Rubiano (PBA) defeated Rijalda Zenjnice (SDSU)   6-1, 6-1
#2- Montes Ripoll (PBA) defeated Jenny LeWellen (SDSU)  6-7 (1), 6-2, 6-2
#3- Natalie Aleman (PBA) defeated Maggie Peters (SDSU)   6-0, 6-0
#4- Krishna Domenech (PBA) defeated Melanie Rockne (SDSU)  6-1, 6-1
#5- Ashley Waltman (SDSU) defeated Katie Livesay (PBA)  6-1, 6-4
#6- Rachel Renaud (PBA) defeated Janea Hagen (SDSU)   6-3, 3-6, 6-4

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