Saint Leo Edges Out PBA in Women's Tennis Results

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

SAINT LEO, Fla.- In a battle of closely-ranked teams, the Palm Beach Atlantic University women’s tennis team lost 6-3 on Saturday afternoon as they took on Saint Leo University in their first road match of the season. With the Lions ranked just ahead of the Sailfish at No. 8 in the latest regional rankings, the Fish were unable to make a comeback after the Lions took two of three doubles and earned victories at No. 1 and No. 2 singles.

The loss for PBA evens their record for the season at 1-1 after defeating No. 18-ranked Florida Tech earlier this week at Gaines Park.

Laura Kemkes and Emilyl Singleton teamed up for SLU at No. 1 doubles and defeated PBA’s Veena Vasquez and Leydi Zora by a close count of 9-7.

Victoria Baca and Natalia Trotter evened things up for the Fish by tallying an 8-1 win at No. 2 doubles before Jeanette McDonald and teammate Adrianna Dszkiewicz earned an 8-3 win at No. 3 doubles for SLU.

With Vasquez and Baca each falling at the top two slots in singles, it would be Zora and No. 6-singles player, freshman Alexis Anntista who would tally the final two PBA victories as Zora posted a comeback win of 4-6, 6-3 ,10-7 and Antista registering a 6-2, 6-2.

The Fish will be back to the tennis court on February 9th when they host Southeastern University at 3 pm at Gaines Park.

Saint Leo 6, PBA 3

Doubles

1. Laura Kemkes/Emily Singleton (SLW) def. Veena Vasquez/Leydi Zora (PBAW) 9-7
2. Victoria Baca/Natalia Trotter (PBAW) def. Marie Benkirane/Caroline Ebner (SLW) 8-1
3. Jeanette McDonald/Adrianna Daszkiewicz (SLW) def. Jessica Wharton/Alexis Antista (PBAW) 8-3

Singles

1. Laura Kemkes (SLW) def. Veena Vasquez (PBAW) 6-1, 6-0
2. Emily Singleton (SLW) def. Victoria Baca (PBAW) 6-2, 6-3
3. Leydi Zora (PBAW) def. Jeanette McDonald (SLW) 4-6, 6-3, 10-7
4. Adrianna Daszkiewicz (SLW) def. Natalia Trotter (PBAW) 6-2, 6-4
5. Marie Benkirane (SLW) def. Jessica Wharton (PBAW) 6-3, 6-2
6. Alexis Antista (PBAW) def. Caroline Ebner (SLW) 6-2, 6-2

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