Women's Tennis Wraps Up Perfect Spring Break Trip with 8-1 Win Over Wesleyan

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

Box Score

ORLANDO, Fla.- The Sailfish women’s tennis team put together an impressive 8-0 record over the past week as they’ve battled teams at various courts in central Florida. Palm Beach Atlantic put a finishing touch on the trip on Saturday by defeating Wesleyan (Conn.) University by an 7-2 score to improve to 12-5 on the season.

The No. 38-ranked (ITA) Sailfish women’s tennis program did a majority of their damage on Spring Break in dominating fashion by defeating six of their eight opponents by a 9-0 sweep.

On Saturday it was similar styling by the ‘Fish as only an injury at No. 2-singles and a loss at No. 3-singles could hold the ‘Fish back from another sweep.

Veena Vasquez continued her great work at the top of singles and doubles play by tallying an 8-2 win alongside Yoanna Peshev at No. 1-doubles before posting a 6-2, 6-0 victory at No. 1-singles.

Jessica Wharton and Maja Jovic teamed up for an 8-6 win at No. 2-doubles while Jovic proved superior in her singles match with a 6-1, 6-0 win at No. 5-singles.

Vilja Vahatalo and Liddy Robinson, a senior and junior respectively on the PBA squad, were victorious 8-5 at No. 3-doubles while the pair each performed well in their singles competition as well with Vahatalo earning a 6-0, 6-4 win at No. 4-singles and Robinson posting a 6-2, 2-6, 11-9 win at No. 6-singles.

The Sailfish will be off until taking on the University of Tampa on Saturday, Mar. 22nd at 2 pm in Tampa, Fla.

#38 Palm Beach Atlantic University 7, Wesleyan University 2
03/15/14 at Orlando, Fla. (Star Island Courts)

Singles competition
1. Veena Vasquez (PBAW) def. Dublin (WUWWT) 6-2, 6-0
2. Smith (WUWWT) def. Yoanna Peshev (PBAW) retired
3. Koh (WUWWT) def. Jessica Wharton (PBAW) 7-6 (7-3), 6-4
4. Vilja Vahatalo (PBAW) def. Howard (WUWWT) 6-0, 6-4
5. Maja Jovic (PBAW) def. Seuman (WUWWT) 6-1, 6-0
6. Liddy Robinson (PBAW) def. Jacobs (WUWWT) 6-2, 2-6, 11-9

Doubles competition
1. Veena Vasquez/Yoanna Peshev (PBAW) def. Smith/Koh (WUWWT) 8-2
2. Jessica Wharton/Maja Jovic (PBAW) def. Howard/Dublin (WUWWT) 8-6
3. Vilja Vahatalo/Liddy Robinson (PBAW) def. Softness/James (WUWWT) 8-5

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