Lady Fish Make Easy Work of Alma College

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

Box Score

KISSIMMEE, Fla.- The Sailfish women’s tennis team battled an out-of-state team in Alma (Mich.) College on Monday afternoon in a neutral-site contest in Kissimmee, Fla. The ‘Fish had little trouble and ended up knocking off the Scots by a 9-0 score to improve their record to 4-5 on the season.

Senior Jessica Wharton and freshman Maja Jovic moved up to assume the No. 1-doubles position on Monday and started the solid day for PBA with an 8-2 win followed by an 8-1 win by Vilja Vahatalo and Liddy Robinson at No. 2-doubles.

Freshman Samantha Grim and senior Maria Jimenez rounded out the doubles scoring with an 8-0 victory at No. 3-doubles.

Newcomer Joanna Peshev stepped into the No. 1-singles position for the second time this season and produced a dominating 6-1, 6-0 win while Wharton produced an identical 6-1, 6-0 tally at No. 2-singles.

Vahatalo and Jovic followed with straight set wins at Nos. 3 and 4-singles while Robinson and Grim each tallied 6-1, 6-0 wins at Nos. 5 and 6-singles respectively.

The ladies will be off from regular game action until Mar. 6 when they will take on Montana State-Billings at 3 pm back in Kissimmee.

#30 Palm Beach Atlantic University 9, Alma College 0
02/24/14 at Kissimmee, Fla.

Singles competition
1. Joanna Peshev (PBAW) def. Morgan Waier (ALMA) 6-1, 6-0
2. Jessica Wharton (PBAW) def. Lauren Moreau (ALMA) 6-1, 6-0
3. Vilja Vahatalo (PBAW) def. Nicki Malekadeli (ALMA) 6-0, 6-0
4. Maja Jovic (PBAW) def. Paige Pontious (ALMA) 6-0, 6-0
5. Liddy Robinson (PBAW) def. Chloe Ramsey (ALMA) 6-1, 6-0
6. Samantha Grim (PBAW) def. Elizabeth Taylor (ALMA) 6-1, 6-0

Doubles competition
1. Jessica Wharton/Maja Jovic (PBAW) def. Morgan Waier/Nicki Malekadeli (ALMA) 8-2
2. Vilja Vahatalo/Liddy Robinson (PBAW) def. Lauren Moreau/Paige Pontious (ALMA) 8-1
3. Samantha Grim/Maria Jimenez (PBAW) def. Chloe Ramsey/Elizabeth Taylor (ALMA) 8-0

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