Sailfish Women's Tennis Takes Out Warner By an 8-1 Score
February 15, 2014
Written By: Michael Brown, Assistant Athletic Director for External Operations
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.- The Sailfish women’s tennis team defeated Warner (Fla.) University on Saturday afternoon by an 8-1 score as the No. 30-ranked Palm Beach Atlantic squad ended their three match losing streak.
The Sailfish (2-3) earned a sweep in doubles while winning their singles portions in matchups 1-5 on Saturday afternoon at Gaines Park.
Veena Vasquez and Yoann Peshev got things going with an 8-1 win at No. 1-doubles while Jessica Wharton and Maja Jovic earned a tight 8-6 victory at No. 2-doubles. Vilja Vahatalo and Samantha Grim teamed up for the final PBA win in doubles with an 8-2 win at No. 3-doubles.
Vasquez topped the Sailfish lineup at No. 1-singles and delivered with a 6-1, 6-2 win. Peshev produced a 7-5 win in the first at No. 2-singles then earned the win as her opponent retired.
Vahatalo came away with a hard-fought No. 3-singles victory by claiming a 6-2, 7-6 (9-7) win while Jovic was dominating at No. 4-singles as she earned a straight sets win.
Liddy Robinson stepped into the No. 5-singles slot and produced a 6-3, 6-4 win.
The Sailfish will have a quick turnaround for their next match as they will travel to St. Augustine on Sunday afternoon for a 12 pm showdown at Flagler College.
#30 PBA 8 Warner 1
1D. Vasquez/Peshev def. Frandji/Ocampo 8-1
2D. Wharton/Jovic def. Correa/Garcia 8-6
3D. Vahatalo/Grim def. Sequera/Ryan 8-2
1. Vasquez def. Frandji 6-1, 6-2
2. Peshev def. Ocampo 7-5, 1-0 retired
3. Vahatalo def. Correa 6-2, 7-6 (9-7)
4. Jovic def. Sequera 6-0, 6-0
5. Robinson def. Ryan 6-3, 6-4
6. Jimenez lost to Prieto 6-2, 0-6, 3-1