PBA Earns Exciting W Against FIT, 5-4

Written By: Kyler Ludlow, Sports Information Director.

PBA Senior Veena Vasquez (Pictured) Was Victorious In Both Singles And Doubles In Saturday's Win Over FIT.PBA Senior Veena Vasquez (Pictured) Was Victorious In Both Singles And Doubles In Saturday's Win Over FIT.

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MELBOURNE, Fla. – Palm Beach Atlantic women’s tennis won in dramatic fashion on Saturday evening, going down to the very last player against Florida Tech to take away a 5-4 victory.

With the score tied 4-4 after PBA swept doubles and FIT took 3-of-4 in the singles, freshman Ana Reich was put in the spotlight for the Sailfish. The Ecuador native fell in the first set, 1-6, but battled her way through and came away with wins in the second and third sets by 6-4 scores.

Much like their first match, Palm Beach Atlantic doubles teams rolled to victories. Veena Vasquez and Valier Nagovitcina won 8-6, while Yoanna Peshev and Maja Jovic won their matchup 8-5. The third pairing of Leyla Taracena and Michaela Mignemi had an exciting match, winning 9-8, 9-7.

After starting her singles match with a 2-6 set loss, Vasquez would rebound to victories of 6-4 and 7-5. The Panthers then won the next four singles matches to set the stage for Reich’s heroics.

It is a short turnaround for the Sailfish, who return to the courts Sunday afternoon when they take on the University of Tampa at 1:00 pm from the Mitch Gornto Tennis Complex at the Rinker Athletic Campus.

PBA 5                   FIT 4

1D. Vasquez/Nagovitcina def. Vukovic/Ergoroff 8-6
2D. Peshev/Jovic def. Chanley/Her gift 8-5
3D. Taracena/Mignemi def. Casterius/Rabson 9-8 (9-7)

1. Vasquez def. Vukovic 2-6,6-4,7-5
2. Nagovitcina lost to Chanley 7-6,2-6,5-7
3. Peshev lost to Hergoft 3-6,1-4 def.
4. Jovic lost to Ergeroff 2-6, 5-7
5. Taracena lost to Casterius 2-6, 7-5,4-6
6. Reich def. Rabson 1-6,6-4,6-4

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