Lady Sailfish Drop a Pair of Weekend Matches at Tampa and Florida Southern

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

Box Score

LAKELAND, Fla.- The Palm Beach Atlantic women’s tennis team saw their 10-match winning streak snapped over the weekend as they fell 6-3 on Saturday to No. 23-ranked University of Tampa and 9-0 to No. 10-ranked Florida Southern College on Sunday. The No. 38-ranked Sailfish are now 13-7 on the season and will have the next week off from game action.

Saturday’s showdown at the Naimoli & Young Family Tennis Complex versus UT saw the ‘Fish swept in doubles before fighting back with a solid effort in singles play to make it a match.

Veena Vasquez knocked off Thashia Garcia at No. 1-singles with a 6-4, 6-4 win while Yoanna Peshev defeated the No. 39-ranked singles player in Division II in Meg Wladimirski by a tally of 6-3, 6-4 at No. 2-singles.

Jessica Wharton continued the trend at No. 3-singles with a 7-5- 4-6, 6-1 win however the Spartans proved to be superior in the bottom half including a hard-fought 7-6 (7-4), 1-6, 10-7 win for Viviana Tedino over PBA’s Vilja Vahatalo.

Against the Mocs on Sunday the ‘Fish were overmatched by a pair of nationally-ranked singles players for Florida Southern while the No. 10-ranked doubles duo of Sabine Goge and Magda Riutort also was in solid form.

The Sailfish will be off until April 8th when they will host Nova Southeastern University.

#23 Tampa 6, #38 Palm Beach Atlantic 3
03/22/14 at Tampa, Fla. (Naimoli & Young Family Tennis Complex)

Singles competition
1. Veena Vasquez (PBAW) def. Thashia Garcia (UTW) 6-4, 6-4
2. Yoanna Peshev (PBAW) def. #39 Meg Wladimirski (UTW) 6-3, 6-4
3. Jessica Wharton (PBAW) def. Lauren Hewett (UTW) 7-5, 4-6, 6-1
4. Viviana Tedino (UTW) def. Vilja Vahatalo (PBAW) 7-6 (7-4), 1-6, 10-7
5. Kelsey Matthews (UTW) def. Maja Jovic (PBAW) 6-1, 6-1
6. Jenelle Morgan (UTW) def. Liddy Robinson (PBAW) 6-3, 6-3

Doubles competition
1. #22 Lauren Hewett/Meg Wladimirski (UTW) def. Veena Vasquez/Yoanna Peshev (PBAW) 8-6
2. Thashia Garcia/Viviana Tedino (UTW) def. Jessica Wharton/Maja Jovic (PBAW) 8-2
3. Kelsey Matthews/Alexandra Bologno (UTW) def. Vilja Vahatalo/Liddy Robinson (PBAW) 8-4

#10 Florida Southern 9, #38 Palm Beach Atlantic 0
03/23/14 at Lakeland, FL (Wynee Warden Tennis Center)

Singles competition
1. #22 Magda Riutort (FSCW) def. Veena Vasquez (PBAW) 6-3, 6-0
2. #36 Sabine Goge (FSCW) def. Yoanna Peshev (PBAW) 4-0, retired
3. Joalis Dominguez (FSCW) def. Jessica Wharton (PBAW) 6-2, 6-0
4. Olivia Spagnuolo (FSCW) def. Vilja Vahatalo (PBAW) 6-0, 6-0
5. Dominique Friedrichs (FSCW) def. Maja Jovic (PBAW) 6-3, 2-6, 11-9
6. Victoria Spagnuolo (FSCW) def. Liddy Robinson (PBAW) 6-1, 6-1

Doubles competition
1. #10 Sabine Goge/Magda Riutort (FSCW) def. Veena Vasquez/Yoanna Peshev (PBAW) 8-3
2. Olivia Spagnuolo/Dominique Friedrichs (FSCW) def. Jessica Wharton/Maja Jovic (PBAW) 8-4
3. Laura Wichmann/Joalis Dominguez (FSCW) def. Vilja Vahatalo/Liddy Robinson (PBAW) 8-1

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