Sailfish Tennis Teams Off to a Good Start with Wins Over Brevard College

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

Box Score

HILTON HEAD, S.C.- The annual Palm Beach Atlantic men’s and women’s tennis trip to Hilton Head, South Carolina started promising on Monday morning as both teams claimed wins over Brevard (N.C.) College at Chaplin Park. The women’s team swept through fairly easily at 9-0 while the men earned their third straight victory of the season with a 7-2 win.

The ladies earned a pair of wins by default at No. 3-doubles and No. 6-singles while only one match went longer than two sets.

Veena Vasquez and Victoria Baca took their usual place atop doubles and singles as the tandem claimed an 8-5 win at No. 1-doubles while both saw wins in their respective top two spots in singles.

Natalia Trotter and Leyla Taracena combined for an 8-2 win at No. 2-doubles while Trotter earned a 6-3, 6-1 win at No. 3-singles. Taracena earned a win by default at No. 6-singles.

Vilja Vahatalo and Jessica Wharton were in line for wins at No. 3-doubles as well as individually at Nos. 4 and 5-singles respectively.

PBA 9 Brevard 0

1. Vasquez/Baca def. Dillman/Prata 8-5
2. Trotter/Taracena def. Laubus/Ovellette 8-2
3. Vahatalo/Wharton won by default

1. Vasquez def. Dillman 6-1, 6-2
2. Baca def. Prata 2-6, 7-5, 10-4
3. Trotter def. Laubus 6-3, 6-1
4. Vahatalo def. Ovellette 6-0, 6-0
5. Wharton def. Silva 6-2, 6-4
6. Taracena won by default

The men’s side saw the Fish drop No. 1-doubles but Giuseppe Guarnieri and Michael Tsoi combined for an 8-4 win at No. 2-doubles and Asti Adams and Kevin Reifler teamed up for an 8-3 win at No. 3-doubles.

Mark Heimberger came out on top at No. 1-singles (6-4, 6-3) as did Adams at No. 3-singles (6-4, 6-2).

Freshman Matt Leeds was joined by Nicholas Battistini and Fernando Arroyo as winners in singles as well.

Both teams will meet up with Newberry College on Wednesday, March 6 at 2 pm for their next contest at Hilton Head. Those matches will be played at Hilton Head High School.

Men’s Tennis
PBA 7 Brevard 2


1. Heimberger/Leeds lost to Kloster/Taggart 5-8
2. Guarnieri/Tsoi def. Finch/Giovanilli 8-4
3. Adams/Reifler def. Liell/Northam 8-3

1. Heimberger def. Kloster 6-4, 6-3
2. Guarnieri lost to Taggart 4-6, 2-6
3. Adams def. Northam 6-4,6-2
4. Leeds def. Giovanilli 4-6, 6-0, 10-6
5. Battistini def. Finch 6-2, 6-2
6. Arroyo def. Liell 6-2, 6-0

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