Lions Prevail in Matchup with Sailfish in Women's Tennis

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

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.- The Saint Leo University women’s tennis team took on Palm Beach Atlantic on a warm and sunny Saturday afternoon at Gaines Park and came away with an 8-1 victory over the Sailfish. Ranked #24 in the latest NCAA Division II rankings, the Lions handed the #42-ranked Sailfish their eighth loss of the season as they drop to 10-8 on the season.

Senior Krishna Domenech tallied the lone win for Palm Beach Atlantic on the day as she battled to a three-set win at #6-singles by coming from behind after dropping the opening set 4-6 and then storming back for 6-2, 11-9 wins.

Saint Leo began the match with strong victories in doubles with Victoria Baca and Natalia Trotter giving the best showing for PBA as they fell 8-5 at #1-doubles.

The Sailfish will now prepare for next Saturday, March 26th when they will host the University of Tampa at 10 am at Gaines Park.

#24 Saint Leo University 8, #42 Palm Beach Atlantic University 1

Doubles

#1- Loan/Kemkes (SLU) defeated Baca/Trotter (PBA)    8-5
#2- Hidass/Ebner (SLU)  defeated Wharton/Ittersagen (PBA)   8-2
#3- McDonald/Daszbiewiez (SLU) defeated Domenech/Jimenez (PBA)  8-0

Singles

#1- Loan (SLU) defeated Baca (PBA)      6-2, 6-2
#2- McDonald (SLU) defeated Vahatalo (PBA)     6-3, 6-1
#3- Kemkes (SLU) defeated Trotter (PBA)     6-0, 6-0
#4- Hidass (SLU) defeated Wharton (PBA)     6-4, 7-5
#5- Daskbiewiez (SLU) defeated Ittersagen (PBA)    6-1, 6-0
#6- Domenech (PBA) defeated Ebner (SLU)     4-6, 6-2, 11-9

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