Sailfish Women Make Easy Work of PSU-Abington at Delray Tennis Center

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

Vilja Vahatalo (Pictured) Gave the Sailfish a 6-0, 6-0 Win at No. 4-Singles on Friday. Photo Courtesy of: Lori Richards.Vilja Vahatalo (Pictured) Gave the Sailfish a 6-0, 6-0 Win at No. 4-Singles on Friday. Photo Courtesy of: Lori Richards.

Box Score

DELRAY BEACH, Fla.- Palm Beach Atlantic continued to roll on Friday night as they knocked off Pennsylvania State University-Abington at the Delray Tennis Center for their sixth victory of the season.  The Fish dropped only two games each in singles and doubles on their way to a dominating victory over PSU-Abington.

Newly named the No. 21-ranked team in the latest Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) NCAA Division II poll earlier this week, the Sailfish did not mess around with their opponent on Friday evening.

Only the No. 2-doubles match would see the Fish drop a game as they claimed an 8-2 win while just two games in No. 6-singles would also go the way of PSU-Abington.

Veena Vasquez and Victoria Baca proved dominant at the top of both singles and doubles while Natalia Trotter and Vilja Vahatalo each claimed similar 6-0, 6-0 wins at Nos. 3 and 4 singles.

Jessica Wharton and Mackenzie Araiza closed out singles with dominating victories.

Leyla Taracena teamed with Trotter for an 8-2 win at No. 2-doubles. Liddy Robinson and Maria Jimenez came together for an 8-0 win at No. 3-doubles.

The Sailfish will begin their Spring Break trip to Hilton Head, S.C. on Monday, March 4 when they battle Brevard College at 8 am.

#21 Palm Beach Atlantic 9, Penn State Abington 0
03/01/13 at Delray Beach, Fla.

Singles competition
1. Veena Vasquez (PBAW) def. Jenny Abraham (PSAW1213) 6-0, 6-0
2. Victoria Baca (PBAW) def. Lori Phillips (PSAW1213) 6-0, 6-0
3. Natalia Trotter (PBAW) def. Naina Gimadeyeva (PSAW1213) 6-0, 6-0
4. Vilja Vahatalo (PBAW) def. Olya Popili (PSAW1213) 6-0, 6-0
5. Jessica Wharton (PBAW) def. Carly Powell (PSAW1213) 6-0, 6-0
6. Mackenzie Araiza (PBAW) def. Evgenia Nigay (PSAW1213) 6-2, 6-0

Doubles competition
1. Veena Vasquez/Victoria Baca (PBAW) def. Jenny Abraham/Evgenia Nigay (PSAW1213) 8-0
2. Natalia Trotter/Leyla Taracena (PBAW) def. Naina Gimadeyeva/Olya Popili (PSAW1213) 8-2
3. Liddy Robinson/Maria Jimenez (PBAW) def. Lori Phillips/Alexandra Murianka (PSAW1213) 8-0

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