Sailfish Top Hilltoppers 5-4

Written By: Will Johansen, Communications Assistant

Michaela Mignemi won the final set for the Sailfish 6-1, 6-1. (Photo by Ron Hilliard)Michaela Mignemi won the final set for the Sailfish 6-1, 6-1. (Photo by Ron Hilliard)

Box Score

WEST PALM BEACH, FLA- After Spring Break in Hilton Head, S.C., the women’s tennis team returned home to the Mitch Gornto Tennis Center Tuesday night as they took on St. Edwards University (TX).

The 33rd ranked Hilltoppers took an early 3-0 lead over the 32nd Sailfish, taking each of the doubles sets.

Down three sets to none heading into singles play, Veena Vasquez started things off winning 6-1, 6-3. Valerie Nagovitcina followed her with a 6-0, 6-3 win. After losing the third singles set, the Sailfish turned to Taracena, Reich, and Mignemi. Leila Taracena (6-2)(6-4) and Ana Reich (6-3)(6-2) won their sets to tie it at four sets a piece. In the final set, Michaela Mignemi won 6-1, 6-1 to win the match for the Sailfish.

Sailfish women’s tennis are back in action Thursday afternoon at 3:00PM as they host Bluefield State at the Mitch Gornto Tennis Center. 


D1) Huges/Khadzhyan def. Vasquez/Nagovitcina 8-3
D2) Zecevic/ Chaher def. Peshev/Jovic 8-6
D3) Haegele/ Williams def. Taracene/Mignemi 9-8

1) Vasquez def. Khadzhyan 6-1, 6-3
2) Nagovitcina def. Haegele 6-0, 6-3
3) Zeuvic def. Jovic 6-2, 5-7, 10-6
4) Taracena def. Chaher 6-2, 6-4
5) Reich def. Biggs 6-3, 6-2
6) Mignemi def. Camara 6-1, 6-1

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