Lady Sailfish March On to NCCAA National Semi-Final
May 8, 2013
Written by: Michael Brown, Assistant A.D. for Communications
MOBILE, Ala.- Taking on an unfamiliar opponent the Sailfish women’s tennis team still had little trouble on Wednesday when they battled Azusa Pacific (Ca.) University to a 5-1 win in the pool B final match. The Fish dropped one of their doubles matches but then came back to sweep through singles to claim their third win in as many tries at the NCCAA National Tournament in Mobile, Alabama.
The victory puts the Sailfish (19-6) one step closer to their second straight NCCAA National Championship with a semi-finals match versus Southern Nazarene University on the docket for Thursday.
Veena Vasquez and Victoria Baca teamed up for the No. 1-doubles win by a 8-0 score while Natalia Trotter and Leyla Taracena managed a tighter win at No. 2-doubles with an 8-6 victory.
Vasquez continued her dominance in singles by earning a 6-2, 6-1 win at No. 1-singles followed by a comeback victory from Baca at No. 2-singles with an 0-6, 6-3, 6-2 win.
Taracena closed things out in the match with a 6-4, 7-5 win at No. 6-singles as the match was called.
Palm Beach Atlantic 5, Azusa Pacific 1
#1 Singles #23 Veena Vasquez defeated #39 Emily Harris 6-2, 6-1
#2 Singles Vicky Baca defeated Danae Ingwaldson 0-6, 6-3, 6-2
#3 Singles Natalia Trotter versus Brejohn McCrary (Unfinished)
#4 Singles Vilja Vahatalo versus Samantha Kaneta (Unfinished)
#5 Singles Jessica Wharton versus Lindsey Yeom (Unfinished)
#6 Singles Leyla Taracena defeated Kim Koetterheinrich 6-4, 7-5
#1 Doubles Veena Vasquez/Vicky Baca defeated Danae Ingwaldson/Samantha Kaneta 8-0
#2 Doubles Natalia Trotter/Leyla Taracena defeated Emily Harris/Kim Koetterheinrich 8-6
#3 Doubles Vilja Vahatalo/Jessica Wharton defeated Brejohn McCrary/Stephanie Quan 8-5