Flagler Holds Off PBA Women's Tennis in Tight Battle
February 16, 2014
Written by: Michael Brown, Assistant A.D. for External Operations
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla.- Just 24 hours after earning a win against Warner (Fla.) University the Sailfish women’s tennis team was back in action on Sunday afternoon as they traveled to Flagler College to take on the Lady Saints at the Flagler Tennis Center. Despite their best efforts the Sailfish would fall 6-3 to FC as PBA now stands at 1-4 on the season.
After dropping two of three in doubles the Sailfish hoped to regain the momentum in singles as Veena Vasquez and Maja Jovic both earned wins however the Saints (1-1) would prove to be just a bit better on Sunday as they claimed the match.
Yoanna Peshev and Jessica Wharton got the ‘Fish on the board at No. 2-doubles with an 8-5 win as the other two PBA tandems were narrowly defeated by their opponents.
Vasquez continued her solid play at the top of singles with a 6-4, 7-5 win at No. 1-singles while Peshev was defeated 6-2, 1-6, 6-3 at No. 2-singles. Jovic gave the ‘Fish their third win as she defeated Thaisa Pereira 6-3 before Pereira retired in the second set.
The Sailfish will host Northwood University at 3 pm on Wednesday for their next outing.
Flagler 6, #30 Palm Beach Atlantic 3
02/16/14 at St. Augustine, Fla. (Flagler Tennis Center)
1. Veena Vasquez (PBAW) def. Barbora Sebkova (FLG) 6-4, 7-5
2. Esther Santiago (FLG) def. Yoanna Peshev (PBAW) 6-2, 1-6, 6-3
3. Kelly Stewart (FLG) def. Jessica Wharton (PBAW) 6-1, 6-1
4. Hanna Goettsching (FLG) def. Vilja Vahatalo (PBAW) 6-4, 6-1
5. Maja Jovic (PBAW) def. Thaisa Pereira (FLG) 6-3, retired
6. Krista Ingrilli (FLG) def. Liddy Robinson (PBAW) 6-2, 6-4
1. Hanna Goettsching/Esther Santiago (FLG) def. Veena Vasquez/Maja Jovic (PBAW) 8-3
2. Yoanna Peshev/Jessica Wharton (PBAW) def. Thaisa Pereira/Anika Cohen (FLG) 8-5
3. Krista Ingrilli/Kelly Stewart (FLG) def. Vilja Vahatalo/Liddy Robinson (PBAW) 8-2