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Women's Tennis Dismantles Rockets

March 6, 2004

BOCA RATON, FL - Tania Rivera and Katherine Barnik each recorded their first singles victory of the year, as no. 75 Florida Atlantic University breezed by the University of Toledo, 5-0, Saturday morning in Boca Raton, FL. Barnik, participating in her first match as a Lady Owl, had an easy time at no. 6, winning, 6-0, 6-0. Rivera, a senior, took a 6-3, 6-0 win at no. 4. FAU improves to 5-3 on the year.

FAU began the morning by running away with the doubles point. Stephanie Beaulieu teamed with Rivera to win, 8-2, at no. 3, while Barnik paired with Veronika Koksova for a 8-4 victory at no. 2.

Atfter Barnik's win over Betsy Hoffman gave the Lady Owls 2-0 cushion, Krystel Borg immediately added to that padding by defeating Claire Smalley, 6-0, 6-0, at no. 5.

Finishing out the score, Alena Dvorakova wrapped up her match at no. 1 almost simultaneously with the ending of Rivera's match. Dvorakova sailed by Myriam Cueva, 6-1, 6-0, for her sixth consecutive victory.

Saturday's match was the start of a busy two weeks for the Lady Owls. FAU will play nine matches over the next 14 days in Boca Raton, FL.

The Lady Owls next play Seton Hall, 10:00 am March 7, in Boca Raton, FL.


1. Alena Dvorakova (FAU) def. Myriam Cueva (UT) 6-1, 6-0.
2. Karolina Roubickova (FAU) vs. Monica Ribero (UT) unfinished.
3. Veronika Koksova (FAU) def. Jen Meister (UT) unfinished.
4. Tania Rivera (FAU) def. Daniella Moran (UT) 6-3, 6-0.
5. Krystel Borg (FAU) def. Claire Smalley (UT) 6-0, 6-0.
6. Katherine Barnik (FAU) def. Betsy Hoffman (UT) 6-0, 6-0.




1. Dvorakova/Roubickova (FAU) vs. Cueva/Paravicini (UT) unfinished.
2. Barnik/Koksova (FAU) def. Meister/Ribero (UT) 8-4.
3. Stephanie Beaulieu/Rivera (FAU) def. Hoffman/Moran (UT) 8-2.

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