Jan. 11, 2013
Boca Raton, FL - The Florida Atlantic University women's tennis team opened the spring season with a 7-0 loss to No. 9-ranked University of Miami on Friday at Patch Reef Park in Boca Raton.
Senior Marlene Ryan dropped a hard-fought match (6-2, 6-4) to nationally ranked Lina Lileikite at No. 1 singles. Ryan posted 10 match victories last season.
At No. 2 singles, sophomore Catalina Ene fell in straight sets to No. 57-ranked singles player Kelsey Laurente.
The Owls return to the court on February 2 when they host UCF at Patch Reef Park, 2000 Yamato Road in Boca Raton.
No. 9 Miami 7, Florida Atlantic 0
No. 1 Lina Lileikite (UM) def. Marlene Ryan (FAU) 6-2, 6-4
No. 2 Kelsey Laurente (UM) def. Catalina Ene (FAU) 6-4, 6-0
No. 3 Melissa Bolivar (UM) def. Natasha Basma (FAU) 6-1, 6-1
No. 4 Stephanie Wagner (UM) def. Natalia Tomaszewicz (FAU) 6-0, 6-1
No. 5 Rubino (UM) def. Stephanie Cardullo (FAU) 6-1, 6-1
No. 6 Deborah Suarez (UM) def. Taylor Briggs (FAU) 6-1, 6-0
No. 1 Bolivar/Rubino (UM) def. Briggs/N. Tomaszewicz (FAU) 8-1
No. 2 Laurente/Dubins (UM) and Ene/Phillips (FAU) unfinished
No. 3 Lileikite/Wagner (UM) def. Basma/Cardullo (FAU) 8-1