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Women's Tennis Blanks South Dakota for Sixth Spring Victory
Senior Marlen Ryan picked up victories in doubles and singles action against South Dakota on Monday

March 4, 2013

Final Stats

Palm City, FL - The Florida Atlantic University women's tennis got back in the win column by not dropping a match in a commanding 7-0 victory over the University of South Dakota on Monday, March 4. The match was played on clay courts in Palm City.

FAU, 6-4 for the season, quickly won the doubles point with an 8-1 victory by senior Marlene Ryan and junior Stephanie Cardullo in the No. 2 match. Then, senior Natasha Basma and sophomore Taylor Briggs clinched the point with an 8-3 win on the third court. Senior Natasha Phillips and sophomore Natalia Tomaszewicz also won atop the doubles lineup.

In singles, Basma dropped only two games in the No. 2 match to give FAU a 2-0 advantage. Cardullo dropped only three games in a 6-1, 6-2 victory over South Dakota's Nina Barudzic on the fourth court.

Later, Ryan clinched the match with a 6-2, 6-1 win in the leadoff spot. The winning continued as Phillips improved to 5-0 on the season with a straight-set victory 7-6 (2), 6-2 over Yamini Reddy.

Briggs rounded out the winners, capturing the No. 5 match in three sets. She won the second set, 6-4, before defeating Veronika Makashov in the tiebreaker 10-5 to complete the sweep.

South Dakota now has a 5-4 record for this spring season.

FAU returns to the court on Wednesday, March 6 at 1:30 p.m. when it hosts Michigan State University of the Big Ten Conference from Patch Reef Park.

Florida Atlantic 7, South Dakota 0
No. 1 Marlene Ryan (FAU) def. Milica Pavlovic (SD) 6-2, 6-1
No. 2 Natasha Basma (FAU) def. Michelle Elkin (SD) 6-1, 6-1
No. 3 Natalia Tomaszewicz (FAU) def. Hafsa Laraibi (SD) 6-4, 6-3
No. 4 Stephanie Cardullo (FAU) def. Nina Barudzic (SD) 6-1, 6-2
No. 5 Taylor Briggs (FAU) def. Veronika Makashov (SD) 5-7, 6-4, 1-0 (5)
No. 6 Natasha Phillips (FAU) def. Yamini Reddy (SD) 7-6 (2), 6-2
No. 1 Phillips/Tomaszewicz (FAU) def. Pavlovic/Tortosa Bernabeu (SD) 8-3
No. 2 Cardullo/Ryan (FAU) def. Elkin/Laraibi (SD) 8-1
No. 3 Basma/Briggs (FAU) def. Makashov/Barudzic (SD) 8-3



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