Sailfish Tennis Takes Care of Business with Wins Over St Thomas in Delray Beach

Written by: Michael Brown, Assistant A.D. for External Operations

Box Score

DELRAY BEACH, Fla.- The Palm Beach Atlantic men’s and women’s tennis teams both broke recent losing skids on Saturday with each defeating St. Thomas (Fla.) University at the Delray Beach Tennis Center as part of the College Showcase at the Delray Beach Open. The ladies earned a 6-3 win while the men rallied from a 2-1 deficit after doubles to take a tight 5-4 victory over the Bobcats.

The women saw victories by Jessica Wharton/Maja Jovic as well as Vilja Vahatalo/Liddy Robinson at Nos. 2 and 3 doubles with the tandems earning 8-2 and 8-1 victories respectively.

In singles action it was Yoanna Peshev delivering a 6-3, 6-1 win at No. 2-singles followed by Wharton and Vahatalo collecting solid totals at Nos. 3 and 4-singles.

Robinson earned the final win for the ‘Fish with a 6-1, 6-1 win at No. 6-singles.

One the men’s side the Sailfish were defeated 8-4 in both Nos. 1 and 3-doubles with Romain Nowaczyk and Nicholas Battistini earning the team’s only doubles win with an 8-5 showing at No. 2.

The team picked things up however in singles as Nicolas Uryson earned a 6-2, 6-1 win at No. 1-singles followed by Heimberger at No. 3-singles claiming a 6-1, 6-2 victory.

Asti Adams rounded out the team’s victors with a 6-0, 6-1 win at No. 4-singles.

The PBA women’s team will be back in action on Monday, Feb. 24th with a date with Alma College at 3 pm while the men will do battle against Mount St. Mary’s College also on Monday at 3 pm. Both matches will be on a neutral court to be played in Kissimmee, Fla.

PBA 6                    St. Thomas 3 (Women's Tennis)

1D.  Vasquez/Peshev lost to Kovatska/Bongiovani            8-9 (3-7)
2D.  Wharton/Jovic def. Rekkadal/Bustamonte                  8-2
3D.  Vahatalo/Robinson def. Ahern/Lightfoot                     8-1

1. Vasquez lost to #7 Kovatska  1-6, 3-6
2. Peshev def. Bongiovani   6-3, 6-1
3. Wharton def. Rekkadal  6-0, 6-1
4. Vahatalo def. Bustamonte  6-3, 6-1
5. Jovic lost to Ahern 6-2, 5-7, Retired
6. Robinson def. Lightfoot  6-1, 6-1


PBA 5                    St. Thomas 4 (Men's Tennis)

1D.  Uryson/Heimberger lost to Brava/Ordonez  4-8
2D.  Nowaczyk/Battistini def. Etienne/Rossner  8-5
3D.  Adams/Reifler lost to Dasso/Romero  4-8

1. Uryson def. Etienne 6-2, 6-1
2. Nowaczyk lost to Bravo 2-6, 6-4, 1-6
3. Heimberger def. Ordonez 6-1, 6-2
4. Adams def. Rossner 6-0, 6-1
5. Battistini def. Listo 6-2, 6-1
6. Arroyo lost to Dasso 6-4, 2-6, 8-10

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