Women's Tennis Drops 4-3 Match to Cleveland State
Sophomore Catalina Ene helped clinch the doubles point in the team's loss to Cleveland State on Saturday

Sophomore Catalina Ene helped clinch the doubles point in the team's loss to Cleveland State on Saturday

March 9, 2013

Final Stats

Boca Raton, FL - The Florida Atlantic University women's tennis team could not hold off a singles rally by Cleveland State University in falling 4-3 on Saturday, March 9 at Patch Reef Park.

The Owls won the doubles point when senior Natasha Phillips and Catalina Ene picked up an 8-6 victory in the deciding match on the third court. The team evened the doubles competition with an 8-5 win by senior Marlene Ryan and junior Stephanie Cardullo in the No. 2 match.

FAU quickly took a 3-0 lead with straight-set victories by Ene (6-2, 6-4) at No. 2 singles and a win by senior Natasha Basma (6-3, 6-2) in the No. 3 position.

Meanwhile, Cleveland State's rally began with straight-set wins on the fourth and sixth singles courts. Junior Stephanie Cardullo dropped a hard-fought three-set match by 6-7 (5), 6-2, 7-5 scores at No. 5 singles to square the match.

In the deciding match, senior Marlene Ryan fell 6-3 in the deciding third set after she won the second set by a 6-2 score.

FAU falls to 6-6 on the season and returns to the court on Friday, March 15 at 1:30 p.m. against Southern Illinois University from Patch Reef Park.

Cleveland State 4, Florida Atlantic 3
Singles
No. 1 Mathilde Orange (CSU) def. Marlene Ryan (FAU) 6-2, 2-6, 6-3
No. 2 Catalina Ene (FAU) def. Alex Bush (CSU) 6-2, 6-4
No. 3 Natasha Basma (FAU) def. Alex Power (CSU) 6-3, 6-2
No. 4 Kara Sherwood (CSU) def. Natalia Tomaszewicz (FAU) 6-1, 7-5
No. 5 Maria Lazaris (CSU) def. Stephanie Cardullo (FAU) 6-7 (5), 6-2, 7-5
No. 6 Nicole Janet (CSU) def. Taylor Briggs (FAU) 6-3, 6-4
Doubles
No. 1 Bush/Sherwood (CSU) def. Claire-Mitchell Andrews/Briggs (FAU) 8-3
No. 2 Cardullo/Ryan (FAU) def. Lazaris/Power (CSU) 8-5
No. 3 Natasha Phillips/Ene (FAU) def. Janet/Orange (CSU) 8-6

 

 

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