March 22, 2012
Boca Raton, FL - Singles victories by senior Justine Humair and junior Natasha Phillips highlighted the Florida Atlantic University women's tennis team in a 5-2 home loss to FIU on Wednesday at Patch Reef Park in Boca Raton. The loss drops the Owls to 9-5 on the season.
Humair picked up a straight-set victory (6-2, 6-4) at No. 1 singles to even her record to 7-7 on the season. She has won three consecutive victories.
Phillips' opponent retired after trailing to the Boca Raton native in the No. 6 singles match.
Senior Cassie Bergeson suffered a hard-fought, three-set setback at No. 4 singles. She forced a third set with a 6-4 triumph in the second set. Bergeson dropped the third frame by a 6-2 score.
FAU returns to the court on Friday, March 23, at 2 p.m. against Sun Belt Conference foe University of Denver from Patch Reef Park, 2000 West Yamato Road in Boca Raton.
FIU 5, Florida Atlantic 2
No. 1 Justine Humair (FAU) def. Rita Maisak (FIU), 6-2, 6-4
No. 2 Sarah McLean (FIU) def. Natasha Basma (FAU), 6-0, 6-2
No. 3 Lisa Johnson (FIU) def. Catalina Ene (FAU), 6-2, 7-5
No. 4 Karyn Guttormsen (FIU) def. Cassie Bergeson (FAU), 6-2, 4-6, 6-2
No. 5 Christine Seredni (FIU) def. Erika Mrazkova (FAU), 6-1, 6-3
No. 6 Natasha Phillips (FAU) def. Giulietta Boha (FIU), retired
No. 1 Natalia Tomaszewicz/Basma (FAU) def. Maisak/McLean (FIU), 8-6
No. 2 Boha/Guttormsen (FIU) def. Taylor Briggs/Humair (FAU), 8-2
No. 3 Johnson/Seredni (FIU) def. Ene/Phillips (FAU), 8-5