Highly-Ranked Lynn University Takes Care of Business Against Lady Fish

Written By: Michael Brown, Palm Beach Atlantic University SID

Montse Ripoll (Pictured) Continues to Compete for the Fish at #1-Singles and #1-Doubles. Photo Courtesy of: Jonathan Englehardt. Montse Ripoll (Pictured) Continues to Compete for the Fish at #1-Singles and #1-Doubles. Photo Courtesy of: Jonathan Englehardt.

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.- Taking on #3-ranked Lynn University on Thursday afternoon, the Palm Beach Atlantic University women’s tennis team gave a valiant effort but came up short against the superior Fighting Knights by a 9-0 final tally. The loss drops PBA to 1-2 to start the 2009 season.

Sailfish #1-doubles combo of Montse Ripoll and Olga Alekseeva put forth the best effort in the doubles portion of the match for PBA as they were defeated 8-4. Lina Rubiano and Natalie Aleman were defeated 8-2 at #2-doubles.

One of the top teams in all the nation and ranked #1 in the NCAA South Region, the Knights made quick work of the Sailfish in the singles portion of the match as they didn’t drop a set to the Fish.

The Fish will be back in action on Friday, February 13th as they take on Florida Southern College at Gaines Park beginning at 3 p.m.

Lynn 9   PBA 0

#1D:  Ripoll/Alekseeva  vs.  Juskrova/Ekert             Lynn      8-4
#2D:  Rubiano/Aleman   vs.  Iannozzi/Yanoff           Lynn      8-2
#3D:  Livesay/Artigas     vs. Ferrari/Johnstone          Lynn      8-1

#1S:  M.  Ripoll             vs.  E.  Iannozzi                  Lynn     6-1, 6-1
#2S:  O. Alekseeva       vs.   K. Jiskrova                  Lynn     6-1, 6-4
#3S:  Lina Rubiano         vs.  M.  Ekert                     Lynn     6-0, 6-1
#4S:  N. Aleman            vs.  J. Yanoff                      Lynn     6-2, 6-2
#5S:  Katie Livesay        vs.  A.  Siaci                      Lynn     6-1, 6-0
#6S:  Pamela Artigas     vs.  A. Ferrari                      Lynn     6-3, 6-0

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