PBA Women's Tennis Sweeps Saturday Competition

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

Freshman Maja Jovic (Pictured) Was One of the Sailfish Women's Tennis Players to Put Together a Solid Day on Saturday. Photo Courtesy of: Lori Richards.Freshman Maja Jovic (Pictured) Was One of the Sailfish Women's Tennis Players to Put Together a Solid Day on Saturday. Photo Courtesy of: Lori Richards.

Box Score

KISSIMMEE, Fla.- The Palm Beach Atlantic women’s tennis team put together a rare double-header of sorts by defeating both Webber International University and Montana State University-Billings on Saturday as they begin their Spring Break tour. The ‘Fish notched a pair of 9-0 sweeps at the hands of Webber and MSU-Billings in Babson Park and Kissimmee, Fla. respectively to improve to 6-5 on the year.

The Sailfish saw solid performances up and down the lineup in both matches as the team begins a lengthy trip to the Orlando, Fla. area over Spring Break.

Vilja Vahatalo was joined by Maja Jovic and Maria Jimenez with straight sets wins in singles for the ‘Fish against Webber International while Liddy Robinson also earned a 6-1, 6-0 win at No. 5-singles. Veena Vasquez and Jessica Wharton continue to lead at the top with wins in both singles and doubles.

Yoanna Peshev stepped in alongside Vasquez at No. 1-doubles for an 8-4 victory while the two other PBA tandems each came away with 8-1 victories.

Against MSU-Billings the ‘Fish had a fairly easy day as well with straight set win in singles from Vasquez at No. 1-singles while only one matchup went beyond two sets.

PBA will continue their busy stretch with a match on Monday, Mar. 10th versus Stonehill College in Orlando, Fla.

#38 Palm Beach Atlantic University 9, Webber International Univ. 0
03/08/14 at Babson Park, Fla. (Webber Campus Courts)

Singles competition

1. Veena Vasquez (PBAW) def. Caruso (WIUWT) 6-0, 6-2
2. Jessica Wharton (PBAW) def. Chaddad (WIUWT) 7-6 (7-4), 6-2
3. Vilja Vahatalo (PBAW) def. Reed (WIUWT) 6-0, 6-0
4. Maja Jovic (PBAW) def. Lucas (WIUWT) 6-0, 6-0
5. Liddy Robinson (PBAW) def. Melo (WIUWT) 6-1, 6-0
6. Maria Jimenez (PBAW) def. Batbeefar (WIUWT) 6-0, 6-0

Doubles competition
1. Veena Vasquez/Yoanna Peshev (PBAW) def. Caruso/Chaddad (WIUWT) 8-4
2. Jessica Wharton/Maja Jovic (PBAW) def. Reed/Lucas (WIUWT) 8-1
3. Vilja Vahatalo/Liddy Robinson (PBAW) def. Melo/Batbeefar (WIUWT) 8-1

#38 Palm Beach Atlantic University 9, Montana State-Billings 0
03/08/14 at Kissimmee, Fla.

Singles competition

1. Veena Vasquez (PBAW) def. Opp (MSBWT) 6-0, 6-0
2. Yoanna Peshev (PBAW) def. Shephard (MSBWT) 6-3, 6-0
3. Jessica Wharton (PBAW) def. Loomis (MSBWT) 4-6, 6-3, 10-7
4. Vilja Vahatalo (PBAW) def. Conwell (MSBWT) 6-0, 6-2
5. Maja Jovic (PBAW) def. Puffhausen (MSBWT) 6-0, 6-1
6. Liddy Robinson (PBAW) def. O'Connell (MSBWT) 6-2, 6-3

Doubles competition
1. Veena Vasquez/Yoanna Peshev (PBAW) def. Opp/Shephard (MSBWT) 8-0
2. Jessica Wharton/Maja Jovic (PBAW) def. Conwell/Puffhausen (MSBWT) 8-4
3. Vilja Vahatalo/Maria Jimenez (PBAW) def. Loomis/O'Connell (MSBWT) 8-0

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