Top 25-Showdown Goes the Way of the Mocs as Florida Southern Defeats Fish

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

Box Score

LAKELAND, Fla.- In a matchup of two of the top teams in the NCAA South Region, the No. 12-ranked Florida Southern College women’s tennis team came through with a 6-3 win over No. 22-ranked Palm Beach Atlantic University on Tuesday afternoon. Following a win in two of the three doubles matchups the Moccasins earned wins in the top three singles matches as well to earn the victory.

The Mocs improve to 4-7 on the season while the Sailfish now stand at 10-3.

The Fish earned a win at No. 2-doubles with Victoria Baca and Natalia Trotter coming through with an 8-4 win.

In singles action it was Trotter once again who posted a win as she tallied a come-from-behind win with a 4-6, 6-3 and 1-0 win following the retirement of Christie Nunnemann. Freshman Vilja Vahatalo also posted a win at No. 6-singles with a 6-4, 7-6 victory over Jill Doerfler.

The Sailfish will be back in action on Wednesday, March 28th versus St. Thomas University at 2 pm.

#12 Florida Southern 6, #22 Palm Beach Atlantic University 3
03/20/12 at Lakeland, Fla.

Singles competition
1. Magda Riutort (FSW) def. Veena Vasquez (PBAWT) 7-5, 6-3
2. Sabine Goge (FSW) def. Victoria Baca (PBAWT) 6-1, 6-1
3. Joalis Dominguez (FSW) def. Leydi Zora (PBAWT) 7-6, 6-3
4. Natalia Trotter (PBAWT) def. Christie Nunnemann (FSW) 4-6, 6-3, 1-0, retired
5. Olivia Spagnuolo (FSW) def. Alexis Antista (PBAWT) 6-4, 6-1
6. Vilja Vahatalo (PBAWT) def. Jill Doerfler (FSW) 6-4, 7-6

Doubles competition
1. Magda Riutort/Sabine Goge (FSW) def. Veena Vasquez/Leydi Zora (PBAWT) 8-5
2. Victoria Baca/Natalia Trotter (PBAWT) def. Joalis Dominguez/Olivia Spagnuolo (FSW) 8-4
3. Christie Nunnemann/Laura Wichmann (FSW) def. Alexis Antista/Liddy Robinson (PBAWT) 8-5

Match Notes
Palm Beach Atlantic University 10-3; National ranking #22
Florida Southern 4-7; National ranking #12
Order of matches: Doubles - 2,3,1; Singles - 2,3,4,1,5,6

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