March 16, 2014
BOCA RATON, Fla. – Florida Atlantic women’s tennis beat Buffalo on Sunday 5-2. Buffalo was on an eight game winning streak, and had only one loss on the season before falling to the Owls. FAU won the doubles point with wins in the No.1 and No. 2 position, and won singles positions No. 2 through No. 5. The win moves the Owls to 7-8 on the season, with a conference match against Marshall coming up on Wednesday.
FAU head coach Marcy Cava credits her team’s determination for the victory on Sunday.
“I am extremely proud of my team today. Our energy on the court was very positive and the ladies were determined to fight despite several injuries and illnesses,” says Cava.
“We have a young talented team with a ton of potential and the are all starting to believe in themselves.”
In doubles, FAU freshman Kandis Legall and FAU junior Natalia Tomaszewicz defeated Tanvi Shah and Miranda Podlas 8-3. FAU freshman Bianca Biglione and FAU senior Stephanie Cardullo defeated Marta Stoyanova and Anamaria Candanoza 8-5.
In Singles, FAU’s Kandis Legall defeated Miranda Podlas 6-2, 6-1 to get back to her winning ways. FAU junior Catalina Ene defeated Margarita Kotok 6-3, 6-1. FAU junior Natalia Tomaszewicz won her fifth match in a row defeating Laura Fernandez 6-3, 6-4. FAU freshman Lyndsey Boos back in the lineup for the second time after battling shin splints defeated Anamaria Candanoza 6-1, 6-4.
FAU is back on the court Wednesday March 19, at 1 p.m. against conference competitor Marshall, at home at Patch Reef Park in Boca Raton.
Florida Atlantic 5, Buffalo 2
3/16/2014 at Boca Raton, FL
1. Tanvi Shah (BUF) def. Stephanie Cardullo (FAU) 7-5, 7-6 (7-3)
2. Kandis Legall (FAU) def. Miranda Podlas (BUF) 6-2, 6-1
3. Catalina Ene (FAU) def. Margarita Kotok (BUF) 6-3, 6-4
4. Natalia Tomaszewicz (FAU) def. Laura Fernandez (BUF) 6-3, 6-4
5. Lyndsey Boos (FAU) def. Anamaria Candanoza (BUF) 6-1, 6-4
6. Marta Stoyanova (BUF) def. Bianca Biglione (FAU) 6-2, 4-6, 10-4
1. Kandis Legall/Natalia Tomaszewicz (FAU) def. Tanvi Shah/Miranda Podlas (BUF) 8-3
2. Bianca Biglione/Stephanie Cardullo (FAU) def. Marta Stoyanova/Anamaria Candanoza (BUF) 8-5
3. Margarita Kotok/Laura Holterbosch (BUF) def. Catalina Ene/Lyndsey Boos (FAU) 8-4