Senior Marlene Ryan picked up a straight-set victory at No. 2 singles to clinch Wednesday's match against Towson
March 20, 2013
Boca Raton, FL - Senior Marlene Ryan won a straight-set match to clinch a singles rally in the Florida Atlantic University women's tennis team's 5-2 victory over Towson University on Wednesday, March 20 at Patch Reef Park.
The Owls won on five of the six singles courts to improve to 8-7 on the season. Ryan won both sets over Towson's Nisha Shah by 6-4 scores in the No. 2 singles match.
"I was very happy with the way I started out the match. I was more focused to get off to a good start," said Ryan. "Hopefully, today's win can help get us some confidence and momentum for the conference tournament (April 18-21)."
Towson answered back with a straight-set victory on the No. 6 singles court. However, FAU sophomore Taylor Briggs picked up a 7-5, 6-3 victory on the fifth court to set up Ryan's clinching match at No. 2 singles.
Sophomore Catalina Ene rounded out the winners with a three-set win over Towson's Ayana Dow 6-4, 6-7 (4), 1-0 (3).
FAU returns to the court on Thursday, March 21 at 2 p.m. against the University of Cincinnati at Patch Reef Park.