Women's Tennis Moves to #36 Ranking with Senior Day Win over Eckerd
March 27, 2011
Written By: Lindsay Oren, Sports Information Graduate Assistant
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.- Having taken down the higher ranked Spartans of Tampa the day before, the Palm Beach Atlantic University women's tennis team celebrated Senior Day with a big win over visting Eckerd College and secured a #36 ranking on Sunday afternoon. With both teams agreeing to close out the match early, the Sailfish clinched the 6-1 win to move to 12-8 on the season.
Prior to the match, seniors Krishna Domenech and Katie Livesay were honored this afternoon for their careers in a Sailfish uniform, just before teaming up for an 8-0 sweep of their opponents at the #3 doubles position. After both teams called the match early, Domenech was unable to finish out her #5 singles match, along with teammate Maria Jiminez who competed at the #6 singles position.
Taking care of business in the doubles matches were the #1 team consisting of Vicky Baca and Natalia Trotter and the #2 team in Jordan Ittersagen and Jessica Wharton, who (together with Domenech and Livesay) collected three points with 8-1, 8-2, and 8-0 scores. Clinching the final points needed for the win were the #2, #3, and #4 singles players in Vuokko Vahatalo, Trotter, and Wharton.
On behalf of PBA and the entire Athletic Department, congratulations to our seniors for their commitment, excellence, and leadership while wearing the Sailfish colors.
Next up for the Fish is Northwood University (Mich.) on Wednesday, March 27th. That showdown is slated for a 3 pm start at Gaines Park.
#36 Palm Beach Atlantic University 6, Eckerd College 1
#1 Singles Emmy Laing vs. Vicky Baca - Eckerd College 6-3, 7-5
#2 Singles Stephanie Jenks vs. Vuokko Vahatalo - Palm Beach Atlantic (Fla.) 6-4, 6-0
#3 Singles Amanda Teets vs. Natalia Trotter - Palm Beach Atlantic (Fla.) 6-1, 6-1
#4 Singles Telara Buelow vs. Jessica Wharton - Palm Beach Atlantic (Fla.) 6-0, 6-3
#5 Singles Hanna Segal vs. Krishna Domenech - Unfinished 6-0, 1-0
#6 Singles Sonnet Ludwig vs. Maria Jimenez - Unfinished 0-0
#1 Doubles Emmy Laing/Amanda Teets vs. Vicky Baca/Natalia Trotter - Palm Beach Atlantic (Fla.) 8-1
#2 Doubles Stephanie Jenks/Telara Buelow vs. Jessica Wharton/Jordan Ittersagen - Palm Beach Atlantic (Fla.) 8-2
#3 Doubles Hanna Segal/Sonnet Ludwig vs. Katie Livesay/Krishna Domenech - Palm Beach Atlantic (Fla.) 8-0