Senior Justine Humair won in singles and doubles to help Owls extend winning streak to three matches
Boca Raton, FL - The Florida Atlantic University women's tennis team picked up a decisive victory over Bethune-Cookman University on Saturday at Patch Reef Park in Boca Raton, extending the Owls' winning streak to three matches.
FAU stands 3-1 on the spring season after defeating Bethune-Cookman 6-1. The team won an exhibition match against Broward College 7-0 in the morning match.
Senior Justine Humair picked up a pair of victories to lead a balanced effort against Broward. She teamed with freshman Taylor Briggs to win, 8-1, at No. 3 doubles, before scoring a 6-1, 6-2 victory at No. 1 singles.
Junior Marlene Ryan dropped just one game to win 6-0, 6-1 at No. 4 singles, while senior Cassie Bergeson won a hard-fought match 6-4, 6-4 at No. 2 singles. Ryan and Bergeson would team to clinch the match's doubles point with an 8-3 triumph at the No. 2 position.
Senior Erika Mrazkova won 6-0, 6-1 at No. 5 singles; freshman Catalina Ene picked up a 6-1, 6-0 triumph at No. 6 singles; and junior Natasha Basma rounded out the singles' winners with a 6-1, 6-2 victory at the No. 3 position.
Later against Bethune-Cookman, the Owls swept all six singles courts to down the in-state foe. Ryan dropped just one game to quickly give the hosts the momentum in the match at No. 4 singles. Humair won 6-3, 6-2 at the No. 1 position and teamed with Briggs once again to win 8-5 at No. 3 doubles -- capping a day in which the senior won all four matches in singles and doubles.
Bethune-Cookman won two of the three doubles matches for its' lone point of the match.
FAU returns to the court on Saturday, February 4, at 11:30 a.m. against in-state rival Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers.
Florida Atlantic 6, Bethune-Cookman 1
No. 1 Justine Humair (FAU) def. Katarina Szaboova (B-CU) 6-3, 6-2
No. 2 Natasha Basma (FAU) def. Chinatsu Kajiwara (B-CU) 6-3, 7-6 (4)
No. 3 Cassie Bergeson (FAU) def. Stacey Speller (B-CU) 5-7, 6-4, 1-0 (8)
No. 4 Marlene Ryan (FAU) def. Shareen Peterson-Paul (B-CU) 6-0, 6-1
No. 5 Erika Mrazkova (FAU) def. Gaby Chinchilla (B-CU) 6-1, 3-6, 7-5
No. 6 Natalia Tomaszewicz (FAU) def. Gvantsa Robakidze (B-CU) 6-2, 6-2
No. 1 Szaboova/Robakidze (B-CU) def. Catalina Ene/Tomaszewicz (FAU) 8-4
No. 2 Kajiwara/Chinchilla (B-CU) def. Ryan/Bergeson (FAU) 8-4
No. 3 Taylor Briggs/Humair (FAU) def. Peterson-Paul/Speller (B-CU) 8-5