California University of PA Flexes Its Muscle over Sailfish in Women's Tennis

Written By: Lindsay Oren, Sports Information Graduate Assistant

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.- After last week's docket which featured five matches in three days, the Palm Beach Atlantic University women's tennis team returned to the court for the first time in nearly a week for action against visiting California University of Pennsylvania. Despite an aggressive showing from the Sailfish end, the #8 ranked Vulcans lived up to their standings with a 9-0 sweep over the Blue and White on Friday afternoon at Gaines Park.

The loss moves the Fish squad to 5-4 on the season as they prepare for a week-long stint at their annual spring break trip in Hilton Head, South Carolina. The women's team will open up play against Bellarmine University for a 3:30 pm match on Sunday, March 6th.

#8 California (Pa.) 9, #42 Palm Beach Atlantic 0


1. #20 Annabel Pieschl (CAL) def. Vuokko Vahatalo (PBA) 6-2, 6-2
2. Franziska Steinhardt (CAL) def. Victoria Baca (PBA) 3-6, 6-2, 10-4
3. #42 Jade Pondicas (CAL) def. Natalia Trotter (PBA) 6-2, 6-3
4. Anastassiya Zherdeva (CAL) def. Jessica Wharton (PBA) 6-2, 6-1
5. Axelle Fernandez (CAL) def. Jordan Ittersagen (PBA) 6-0, 6-0
6. Laurie Navarro (CAL) def. Krishna Domenech (PBA) 6-3, 6-1


1. #16 Annabel Pieschl/Jade Pondicas (CAL) def. Victoria Baca/Natalia Trotter (PBA) 8-4
2. Axelle Fernandez/Anastassiya Zherdeva (CAL) def. Vuokko Vahatalo/Jessica Wharton (PBA) 8-1
3. Laurie Navarro/Franziska Steinhardt (CAL) def. Krishna Domenech/Katie Livesay (PBA) 8-1

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