Women's Tennis Tripped Up By SVSU, 5-4
March 5, 2015
Written By: Kyler Ludlow, Sports Information Director
KISSIMMEE, Fla. – A short-handed Palm Beach Atlantic women’s tennis team traveled north to take on Saginaw Valley State in Kissimmee on Thursday afternoon, falling to the Cardinals 5-4.
Playing without senior number one Veena Vasquez, PBA pushed regionally-ranked Saginaw Valley to the brink. The Sailfish took two out of three in doubles, with Yoanna Peshev and Maja Jovic besting the number one pair 9-7, and the Valerie Nagovitcina and Dezi Bowman pulling out an 8-4 win at number three.
Singles gave the Sailfish a tough time, with Peshev and Jovic giving Palm Beach Atlantic their lone victories. Peshev, playing as the two, was victorious 6-7, 7-4, 10-9, and Jovic came out on top at number three by 6-3 and 6-0 scores.
The next time PBA hits the courts will be as part of the Hilton Head Spring Break Challenge when they take on Edinboro University at 8:00 am on Tuesday, March 10th.
SVSU 5 PBA 4
1D. Peshev/Jovic def. Ismailova/Doud 9-7
2D. Taracena/Mignemi lost to Woody/Sharp 6-8
3D. Nagovitcina/Bowman def. Shonk/Slonac 8-4
1. Nagovitcina lost to Ismailova 3-6, 6-1, 8-10
2. Peshev def. Woody 6-7,7-4,10-9
3. Jovic def. Doud 6-3,6-0
4. Taracena lost to Donahue 6-7, 6-4, 10-12
5. Reich lost to Sharp 2-6, 1-6
6. Mignemi lost to Shonk 5-7, 6-3, 8-10