Veena Vasquez and Leyla Taracena Help Sailfish Win On Senior Day
April 11, 2015
Written by: Will Johansen, Sports Information Assistant
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.- The Palm Beach Atlantic women’s tennis team concluded it’s final home game of the season Saturday afternoon, defeating Flagler College 5-2 on Senior Day. The Sailfish win their 9th consecutive match, and are now 15-5 on the year.
The duo of Veena Vasquez and Valerie Nagovitcina got things going for the Sailfish, picking up an 8-5 win in the first doubles match of the afternoon. Leila Taracena and Michaela Mignemi picked up an 8-1 win in the third doubles match for the ‘Fish.
Leading 2-1 heading in to Singles play, Vasquez got things going with a 6-2, 6-1 win. She was followed by the 6-3, 6-1 win from Nagovitcina. Mignemi picked up a 6-3, 6-3 win to seal the deal for the Sailfish, giving the ‘Fish the 5-2 win on the afternoon.
The Sailfish travel to St. Petersburg, Fla. tomorrow to take on Eckerd College, match begins at 2:00p.m.
PBA 5 FC 2
D1. Vasquez/ Nagovitcina def. Jo Nanti/ Pereira 8-5
D2. Stewart/ Goettsching def. Peshev/ Jovic 8-4
D3. Taracena/ Mignemi def. Santiago/ Yousif 8-1
1. Vasquez def. Jo Nanti 6-2, 6-1
2. Nagovitcina def. #45 Santiago 6-3, 6-1
3. Stewart def. Peshev 4-6, 6-3, 6-3
4. Jovic vs. Pereira 3-6, 5-5, unfinished
5. Taracena vs. Hanna Goettsching 7-6, unfinished
6. Mignemi def. Yousif 6-3, 6-3