Northwood Overtakes PBA Women's Tennis

Written By: Michael Brown, Palm Beach Atlantic University SID

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.- In what can be viewed as a warm-up match for their upcoming Spring Break trip to Hilton Head, S.C., the Palm Beach Atlantic University women’s tennis team traveled the short distance across West Palm Beach to play against rival Northwood University on Friday afternoon. Despite their best efforts and many close sets, PBA fell to the Seahawks by a final tally of 8-1.

PBA’s lone victory came at #2-singles as freshman Montserrat Ripoll (Mexico City, Mexico) continued her solid start to her collegiate career with a 6-2, 6-3 victory.

Both Natalie Aleman (Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio) and Katie Livesay (Dayton, Tenn.) pushed their opponents to three games at #3 and #6 singles but eventually fell to their opponents.

With the loss, PBA drops to 3-4 on the season.

PBA 1, Northwood University 8

Doubles

#1- A. Ripoll / Aybar (Northwood) def. Rubiano / Aleman 8-6
#2- Seger / Moggio (Northwood) def. M. Ripoll / Domenech 8-0
#3- Herron / Gustasup (Northwood) def. Livesay /Schwartz 8-5

Singles

#1- A. Ripoll (Northwood) def. Rubiano 6-4, 3-6, default in tie-breaker
#2- M. Ripoll (PBA) def. Seger 6-2, 6-3
#3- Herron (Northwood) def. Aleman 3-6, 7-5, 10-4
#4- Moggio (Northwood) def. Domenech 6-3, 6-1
#5- Aybar (Northwood) def. Schwartz 6-0, 6-2
#6- Svensson (Northwood) def. Livesay 4-6, 6-3, 11-9

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