Veena Vasquez and Leyla Taracena Help Sailfish Win On Senior Day

Written by: Will Johansen, Sports Information Assistant

Seniors Veena Vazquez and Leyla Taracena were victorious in both their doubles and singles matches on the afternoon. (Photo by Neil Hayes)Seniors Veena Vazquez and Leyla Taracena were victorious in both their doubles and singles matches on the afternoon. (Photo by Neil Hayes)

Box Score

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

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