Sailfish Ladies Post Solid Result Against Northwood

Written By: Michael Brown, Assistant A.D. for Athletic Communications

Jessica Wharton (Pictured) Performed Well on Wednesday Afternoon at Northwood with a Victory in Doubles and Singles. Photo Courtesy of: Lori Richards. Jessica Wharton (Pictured) Performed Well on Wednesday Afternoon at Northwood with a Victory in Doubles and Singles. Photo Courtesy of: Lori Richards.

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.- The Palm Beach Atlantic University women’s tennis team claimed their third straight victory on Wednesday afternoon by visiting cross-town rival Northwood University. The Sailfish had little trouble knocking off the Seahawks as they cruised to an 8-1 victory while sweeping the three doubles and winning all but #1-singles.

Senior Katie Livesay and doubles partner Amber Braaten closed out #3-doubles to begin the match with an 8-1 score followed by Victoria Baca and Natalia Trotter closing out an 8-2 win at #1-doubles. Vuokko Vahatalo and Jessica Wharton took a bit longer at #2-doubles but still managed to squeeze out a solid performance by winning 8-5.

Baca was the only PBA player to not register a singles victory as Fiorella Maggia took down Baca 6-3, 6-2 at #1-singles for the Seahawks only victory of the match.

Vahatalo and Priscila Durate battled tough at #2-singles with Vahatalo coming out ahead with a 7-5, 6-3 win.

Jordan Ittersagen and Krishna Domenech both dominated their singles matches on the day with straight set wins of 6-0, 6-0 at #5 and #6-singles respectively.

The Fish will be back in action at home on Friday, February 25th at 3 pm at Gaines Park.

Palm Beach Atlantic 8, Northwood 1

Doubles

#1- Baca/Trotter (PBA) defeated Maggia/Sucre (NU)     8-2
#2- Vahatalo/Wharton (PBA) defeated Purate/Novackovic (NU)    8-5
#3- Livesay/Braaten (PBA) defeated Walker/Miller (NU)     8-1

Singles

#1- Maggia (NU) defeated Baca (PBA)       6-3, 6-2
#2- Vahatalo (PBA) defeated Durate (NU)      7-5, 6-3
#3- Trotter (PBA) defeated Novackovic (NU)      6-1, 6-4
#4- Wharton (PBA) defeated Sucre (NU)       6-1, 6-1
#5- Ittersagen (PBA) defeated Walker (NU)      6-0, 6-0
#6- Domenech (PBA) defeated Miller (NU)      6-0, 6-0

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