Women's Tennis Blanks Stonehill College from Orlando
March 10, 2014
Written by: Michael Brown, Assistant A.D. for External Operations
ORLANDO, Fla.- The Sailfish women’s tennis team earned a 9-0 sweep over Stonehill College on Monday morning to continue their busy stretch of Spring Break play in central Florida. Palm Beach Atlantic is now 7-5 on the season and winners of five straight matches as they battled the Skyhawks at the Lake Lane Courts in Orlando, Fla.
The 9-0 sweep was the third such dominating effort for the Sailfish in the past three days as they took a pair of 9-0 wins over Webber International University and Montana State University-Billings on Saturday.
Against the Skyhawks the Sailfish breezed through doubles play as Veena Vasquez and Yoanna Peshev produced an 8-2 win at the top to set the tone. Following their strong play was Jessica Wharton and Maja Jovic at No. 2-doubles with an 8-0 win while Vilja Vahatalo and Liddy Robinson defeated their opposition by an 8-3 mark at No. 3-doubles.
Moving on to singles the Sailfish put up solid scores in each matchup with only one of the six singles matches going more than two sets.
Vasquez earned a 6-2, 6-0 win at No. 1-singles while Peshev was once again solid in a comeback effort of 5-7, 6-1, 6-0 at No. 2-singles. Wharton and Vahatalo each put up similar scores at Nos. 3 and 4 singles while Jovic and Robinson were also strong on the back end.
The team will next take on Aquinas College on Tuesday, Mar. 11th at 12 pm.
#38 Palm Beach Atlantic University 9, Stonehill College 0
03/10/14 at Orlando, Fla. (Lake Cane Tennis Center)
1. Veena Vasquez (PBAW) def. Kirsti Toegemann (STO) 6-2, 6-0
2. Yoanna Peshev (PBAW) def. Bailey Paradiso (STO) 5-7, 6-1, 6-0
3. Jessica Wharton (PBAW) def. Meryl Lawrence (STO) 6-4, 6-4
4. Vilja Vahatalo (PBAW) def. Analise Kump (STO) 6-4, 6-2
5. Maja Jovic (PBAW) def. Kaitlyn Martin (STO) 6-4, 6-3
6. Liddy Robinson (PBAW) def. Olivia Schneider (STO) 6-2, 6-2
1. Veena Vasquez/Yoanna Peshev (PBAW) def. Kirsti Toegemann/Bailey Paradiso (STO) 8-2
2. Jessica Wharton/Maja Jovic (PBAW) def. Analise Kump/Kaitlyn Martin (STO) 8-0
3. Vilja Vahatalo/Liddy Robinson (PBAW) def. Meryl Lawrence/Olivia Schneider (STO) 8-3