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Owls Lose To UM In Season-Opener

Feb. 15, 2005

CORAL GABLES - The 10th-ranked Miami Hurricanes proved to be just too strong for the Florida Atlantic University women's tennis team as the Owls opened their season with a 7-0 loss on Tuesday evening. The closest FAU came to winning a point was at the No. 2 singles position where senior Veronika Koksova fell in three sets to Staci Stevens.

Led by the No. 2 singles player in the country, senior Megan Bradley, the Canes (3-2) wrapped up the doubles point by only losing one total game in the three matches. Senior Alena Dvorakova managed to take three games off Bradley at No. 1 singles and only Katherine Bartnik topped that with four games won in a 6-3, 6-1 loss to Caren Seenauth at No. 5 singles.

FAU will return to the courts on Thursday when they host conference opponents Jacksonville at 11 a.m. The match is the first of three A-Sun contests in four days for the Owls with UCF (Saturday) and Stetson (Sunday) coming to town as well.

Miami 7, Florida Atlantic 0

1.Bradley/Juliette Mavroleon (UM) def. Dvorakova/Wendling, 8-0
2.Stevens/Starzyk (UM) def. Koksova/Kecht, 8-1
3.Melissa Applebaum/Seenauth (UM) def. Borg/Bartnik, 8-0

1.Megan Bradley (UM) def. Alena Dvorakova, 6-1, 6-2
2.Staci Stevens (UM) def. Veronika Koksova, 6-7 (4), 6-2, 10-8
3.Audrey Banada (UM) def. Krystel Borg, 6-1, 6-1
4.Patricia Starzyk (UM) def. Elodie Wendling, 6-0, 6-3
5.Caren Seenauth (UM) def. Katherine Bartnik, 6-3, 6-1
6.Emily Mowery (UM) def. Claudia Kecht, 6-1, 6-2



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