Sailfish Upset No. 10 Mocs To Open 2015 Season

Written By: Kyler Ludlow, Sports Information Director

Sophomore Maja Jovic (Pictured) Won In Singles 6-4, 6-1 And Doubles 9-7 In Wednesday Upset Win Over Florida Southern (Photo Credit: Lori Richards).Sophomore Maja Jovic (Pictured) Won In Singles 6-4, 6-1 And Doubles 9-7 In Wednesday Upset Win Over Florida Southern (Photo Credit: Lori Richards).

Box Score

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Palm Beach Atlantic women’s tennis team opened up their season in a big way, upsetting ITA ranked No. 10 Florida Southern College 6-3 at the Mitch Gornto Tennis Center on Wednesday afternoon.

The Sailfish started the afternoon by sweeping the doubles competition, led by No. 3 pairing Michaela Mignemi and Layla Taracena, who swept their opponent 8-0. Yoanna Peshev and Maja Jovic took down their pairing by a close 9-7 tally, while the No. 1 duo of Veena Vasquez and Valerie Nagovitcina came from behind to beat the Mocs’ No. 1 pair 8-6.

PBA dominated in their bottom three of the singles, with Jovic, Taracena and Mignemi each cruising to victories. With the overall match victory secure, Palm Beach Atlantic fell in the top three singles competitions to Florida Southern’s top three.

Palm Beach Atlantic doesn’t have long to celebrate the victory, as they return to action against Florida Tech on Saturday afternoon. They’ll return to the Mitch Gornto Tennis Center on Sunday when they play host to the Tampa Spartans at 1 pm.

PBA 6          Florida Southern 3
1D. Vasquez/Nagovitcina def. Riutort/Spagnuolo  8-6
2D. Peshev/Jovic def. Vucevic/Taylor-Doran  9-7
3D. Taracena/Mignemi def. Eldredge/Stanford  8-0

1. Vasquez lost to Riutort  5-7, 5-7
2. Nagovitcina lost to Spagnuolo  2-6, 6-7
3. Peshev lost to Vucevic  3-6, 0-6
4. Jovic def. Taylor-Dorn  6-4, 6-1
5. Taracena def. Eldredge  6-2, 6-2
6. Mignemi def. Griffin  6-1, 6-0

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