Sailfish Continue to Roll with Road Win at Eckerd College

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

Box Score

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.- The Palm Beach Atlantic University women’s tennis team continued their solid work to start the season by taking another road match on Saturday, this time against the likes of Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida. The nationally-ranked Sailfish earned two of three wins in doubles followed by the top-five PBA singles players earning wins to clinch the 7-2 victory.

Veena Vasquez continues to impress as the top player in PBA’s lineup as she teamed with Leydi Zora for an 8-2 win at No. 1-doubles while Victoria Baca and Natalia Trotter posted an 8-4 win at No. 2-doubles.

Vasquez posted a solid showing at the top of PBA’s singles lineup as well with a 6-2, 6-1 win at No. 1-singles while Baca posted a more hard-earned 6-3, 5-7, 10-6 win at No. 2-singles.

Zora and Trotter both cruised at No. 3 and No. 4-single respectively while Vilja Vahatalo posted a come-from-behind 6-7 (3-7), 6-4, 10-6 win at No. 5-singles for PBA.

The Fish now stand at 10-2 on the season while Eckerd dropped to 3-9.

Palm Beach Atlantic will be back to the courts on Tuesday, March 20th at Florida Southern College when the teams battle at 3:30 pm.

Palm Beach Atlantic University 7, Eckerd College 2
03/17/12 at St. Petersburg, Fla.

Singles competition
1. Veena Vasquez (PBAWT) def. Stephanie Jenks (ECW) 6-2, 6-1
2. Victoria Baca (PBAWT) def. Gipson Hawn (ECW) 6-3, 5-7, 10-6
3. Leydi Zora (PBAWT) def. Carson Trapp (ECW) 6-2, 6-3
4. Natalia Trotter (PBAWT) def. Amy Naula (ECW) 6-1, 6-3
5. Vilja Vahatalo (PBAWT) def. Taylor Bullock (ECW) 6-7 (3-7), 6-4, 10-6
6. Katie Benn (ECW) def. Maria Jimenez (PBAWT) 7-6 (8-6), 2-6, 10-7

Doubles competition
1. Veena Vasquez/Leydi Zora (PBAWT) def. Erika Fridrik/Gipson Hawn (ECW) 8-2
2. Victoria Baca/Natalia Trotter (PBAWT) def. Stephanie Jenks/Taylor Bullock (ECW) 8-4
3. Katie Benn/Carson Trapp (ECW) def. Maria Jimenez/Liddy Robinson (PBAWT) 8-2

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