Lady Sailfish Tennis Team Cruises to Win Over Southeastern University

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

Box Score

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.- The Palm Beach Atlantic University women’s tennis team picked up their second win in three tries on Thursday afternoon as they hosted Southeastern University (NAIA) from Lakeland, Florida. Head coach Chi Ly’s bunch rarely struggled to put up points in the match as they did not drop a set on their way to a 9-0 sweep of the Fire.

Utilizing a bit different lineup to see some important court time for his roster, Ly put together a lineup that had little trouble in taking out the Fire.

Sophomore Jessica Wharton and freshman Alexis Antista came together for an 8-0 sweep at No. 1-doubles while Leydi Zora and Natalia Trotter made easy work of their opponents at No. 2-doubles. Freshman Volja Vahatalo teamed up with sophomore Liddy Robinson at No. 3-doubles with another dominating 8-0 sweep.

Freshman Veena Vasquez took the lead at No.1-singles as she put together a 6-1, 6-1 win over SEU’s Chelsey Lynn. Victoria Baca added a straight set win at No.2-singles while Maria Jimenez was nearly as strong at No. 3-singles with a 6-0, 6-3 victory.

Vahatalo, Robinson, and Wharton all took care of business in their singles matches to close out the overall match sweep.

PBA will take on Lynn University on Thursday, February 16th at 6 pm.

PBA 9, SEU 0

Singles competition

1. Veena Vasquez (PBAWT) def. Chelsey Lynn (SEUWT) 6-1, 6-1
2. Victoria Baca (PBAWT) def. Kristina Wisor (SEUWT) 6-0, 6-0
3. Maria Jimenez (PBAWT) def. Wendy Reade (SEUWT) 6-0, 6-3
4. Vilja Vahatalo (PBAWT) def. Stephanie Dodd (SEUWT) 6-0, 6-1
5. Liddy Robinson (PBAWT) def. Lexus Potts (SEUWT) 6-1, 6-0
6. Jessica Wharton (PBAWT) def. Heather Ericksen (SEUWT) 6-0, 6-0

Doubles competition

1. Jessica Wharton/Alexis Antista (PBAWT) def. Chelsey Lynn/Wendy Reade (SEUWT) 8-0
2. Leydi Zora/Natalia Trotter (PBAWT) def. Kristina Wisor/Stephanie Dodd (SEUWT) 8-1
3. Vilja Vahatalo/Liddy Robinson (PBAWT) def. Lexus Potts/Heather Ericksen (SEUWT) 8-0

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