March 15, 2013
Boca Raton, FL - The Florida Atlantic University women's tennis team suffered a 6-1 loss to Southern Illinois University on Friday, March 15 at Patch Reef Park. The team's lone victory came when senior Natasha Basma earned a three-set victory, rallying to win the final two sets by 6-3 scores.
Sophomore Catalina Ene fell in three sets at No. 1 singles by 4-6, 7-6 (4), 6-2 scores. Senior Marlene Ryan dropped the deciding third set, 6-2, on the second singles court, and junior Stephanie Cardullo lost in three sets 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-1 at No. 4 singles.
FAU returns to the court on Saturday, March 16 at 10 a.m. when it battles Green Bay from Patch Reef Park.
Southern Illinois 6, Florida Atlantic 1
No. 1 Melanie Delsart (SIU) def. Catalina Ene (FAU) 4-6, 7-6 (4), 6-2
No. 2 Natasha Tomishima (SIU) def. Marlene Ryan (FAU) 2-6, 7-5, 6-2
No. 3 Natasha Basma (FAU) def. Anita Lee (SIU) 0-6, 6-3, 6-3
No. 4 Jennifer Dien (SIU) def. Stephanie Cardullo (FAU) 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-1
No. 5 Ariadna Cairo Baza (SIU) def. Taylor Briggs (FAU) 6-1, 6-0
No. 6 Anastacia Simons (SIU) def. Natasha Phillips (FAU) 6-0, 6-1
No. 1 Delsart/Simons (SIU) def. Claire-Mitchell Andrews/Briggs (FAU) 8-0
No. 2 Dien/Tomishima (SIU) def. Cardullo/Ryan (FAU) 8-3
No. 3 Korey Love/Lee (SIU) def. Ene/Phillips (FAU) default
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