Lady Fish Dominate St. Thomas from Doubles Through Singles

Written By: Michael Brown, Palm Beach Atlantic University SID

The Sailfish Did Not Drop a Set on Friday Afternoon as They Hosted St. Thomas University. Photo Courtesy of: Lori Richards. The Sailfish Did Not Drop a Set on Friday Afternoon as They Hosted St. Thomas University. Photo Courtesy of: Lori Richards.

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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.- The Palm Beach Atlantic University women’s tennis team came out firing on all cylinders on Friday afternoon at Gaines Park as they cruised to a 9-0 domination of St. Thomas University. The Sailfish are now 4-4 on the season after not dropping even a single set to the visiting Bobcats on Friday.

Montse Ripoll and Olga Alekseeva got the ball rolling for the Sailfish in #1-doubles as they pushed to an 8-2 victory followed by an even larger gap at 8-1 by Lina Rubiano and Natalie Aleman at #2-doubles action. Pamela Artigas and Katie Livesay rounded out the doubles competition  with an 8-3 win.

Ripoll would fire a 6-1, 6-1 victory for the Fish at #1-doubles followed by Rubiano stepping in for Alekseeva at number two with a similar 6-1, 6-2 victory. Aleman, Livesay, Artigas, and freshman Amber Braaten all followed with victories as well.

PBA 9, St. Thomas University 0

Doubles

#1- Ripoll/Alekseeva (PBA) defeated Gil/Clark (STU)    8-2
#2- Rubiano/Aleman (PBA) defeated Ramierez/Castillo (STU)   8-1
#3- Livesay/Artigas (PBA) defeated Montilla/Pfeffer (STU)   8-3

Singles

#1- Ripoll (PBA) defeated Gil (STU)      6-1, 6-1
#2- Rubiano (PBA) defeated Ramierez (STU)     6-1, 6-2
#3- Aleman (PBA) defeated Castillo (STU)     6-1, 6-0
#4- Livesay (PBA) defeated Clark (STU)      6-2, 7-6
#5- Artigas (PBA) defeated Pfeffer (STU)      8-5
#6- Braaten (PBA) defeated Montilla (STU)     8-4

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