Women's Tennis Produces Close Win Over No. 46 Ranked Augusta State
March 9, 2012
Written By: Michael Brown, Assistant A.D. for Athletic Communications
HILTON HEAD, S.C.- The Palm Beach Atlantic University women’s tennis team continued their winning ways on Thursday as the No. 22-ranked Sailfish tallied a come-from-behind, 5-4 victory over the likes of No. 46-ranked Augusta State University. The Sailfish continue to take on stiff competition during their Spring Break stay in Hilton Head, South Carolina.
The Fish were forced to dig themselves out of a hole on Thursday as they trailed 2-1 following doubles as ASU claimed wins at No. 1 and No. 3-doubles. PBA earned an 8-6 win at No. 2-doubles behind the solid play of Victoria Baca and Natalia Trotter.
In singles action it was the strong play of the Sailfish top-four players in the lineup that led the squad to a 5-4 win.
Trotter earned a 7-5,6-1 win at No. 4-singles while Leydi Zora posted a 6-4, 6-1 victory at No. 3-singles. After a Baca win at No. 2-singles, the Fish saw the match come down to the play of freshman Veena Vasquez at No. 1-singles. After succeeding with a 6-3 win in the opening set, Vasquez dropped the second set 6-7 on a tiebreaker before coming through with a 6-4 win in set three to clinch the match for the Sailfish.
The team closes out their stay in Hilton Head with a match at 3:15 pm on Friday versus Assumption University.
#22 Palm Beach Atlantic University 5, #46 Augusta State 4
03/08/12 at Hilton Head, S.C.
1. Veena Vasquez (PBAWT) def. Marina Ferreria (ASU) 6-3, 6-7, 6-4
2. Victoria Baca (PBAWT) def. Victoria Lindqvist (ASU) 7-5, 6-4
3. Leydi Zora (PBAWT) def. Liv Pettersson (ASU) 6-4, 6-1
4. Natalia Trotter (PBAWT) def. Lissa Murakami (ASU) 7-5, 6-1
5. Roberta Oliveira (ASU) def. Alexis Antista (PBAWT) 6-2, 6-4
6. Julie Fontaine (ASU) def. Maria Jimenez (PBAWT) 6-2, 6-1
1. Victoria Lindqvist/Liv Pettersson (ASU) def. Veena Vasquez/Leydi Zora (PBAWT) 8-2
2. Victoria Baca/Natalia Trotter (PBAWT) def. Roberta Oliveira/Julie Fontaine (ASU) 8-6
3. Marina Ferreria/Lissa Murakami (ASU) def. Alexis Antista/Maria Jimenez (PBAWT) 8-4