Both Tennis Teams Claim Victories on Thursday with Wins Over Findlay

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

Box Score

HILTON HEAD, S.C.- The Palm Beach Atlantic University men’s and women’s tennis teams continued their busy slate of Spring Break action in Hilton Head, South Carolina on Thursday by each taking on the University of Findlay. The No. 21-ranked women’s team from PBA continued their recent dominance with a 9-0 win while the men’s team rebounded from yesterday’s 5-4 loss with a 5-4 win a day later.

The victories for the teams pushes the women’s record to 8-4 while the men’s record stands at 4-9.

Both teams will battle Chowan University on Friday, March 8 at 8 am.

The ladies earned two sweeps in doubles with only game dropped between the three tandems.

Coach Chi Ly was able to mix and match his lineup a bit with the busy schedule as Veena Vasquez was held out of singles while reserves Liddy Robinson and Mackenzie Araiza each saw court time.

Araiza had the toughest matchup of the day with a three-set winner at No. 6-singles as she took the match 6-2, 6-7, 10-7.

The men’s side saw the Fish looking good after doubles as they claimed Nos. 1 and 2-doubles victories behind the good work of Giuseppe Guarnieri and Asti Adams at No. 1 and Mark Heimberger and Nicholas Battistini at No. 2-doubles.

Guarnieri stepped into the No. 1-singles slot and responded with a solid 7-6 (5), 6-4 win while Battistini aided the Fish with a 6-4, 6-3 win at No. 3-singles.

Leading the Fish to the win was a 6-0, 6-2 win by Michael Tsoi at No. 5-singles.

Women's Tennis

#21 PBA 9 Findlay 0

Doubles

1. Vasquez/Baca def. Shkola/Adkins 8-0
2. Trotter/Taracena def. Yoder/Jurcenko 8-1
3. Wharton/Jimenez def. Nunez/Herrera 8-0

Singles
1. Baca def. Shkola 6-1, 6-3
2. Wharton def. Nunez 6-3, 6-4
3. Vahatalo def. Yoder 6-2, 6-0
4. Taracena def. Adkins 6-1, 6-0
5. Robinson def. Herrera 6-3, 6-2
6. Araiza def. Warner 6-2, 6-7, 10-7

Men’s Tennis

PBA 5 Findlay 4

Doubles

1. Guarnieri/Adams def. Hebda/Kidd 8-4
2. Heimberger/Battistini def. Mohring/Smedley 8-2
3. Leeds/Reifler lost to Ljubkkvik/Majdalani 3-8

Singles
1. Guarnieri def. Ljubkkvik 7-6 (5), 6-4
2. Adams lost to Mohring 4-6, 6-4, 7-10
3. Battistini def. Kidd 6-4, 6-3
4. Arroyo lost to Wynkoup 5-7, 6-4, 6-10
5. Tsoi def. Miller 6-0, 6-2
6. Verd lost to Hawes 4-6, 6-2, 8-10


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