March 22, 2013
Boca Raton, FL - The Florida Atlantic University women's tennis team dropped a 6-1 match to the University of Cincinnati on Thursday, March 21 at Patch Reef Park. The loss evened the team's record to 8-8 for the season.
Senior Marlene Ryan picked up the Owls' lone point with a 7-6 (4), 6-4 win over Cincinnati's Caitlin O'Gara at No. 2 singles. Ryan also teamed with sophomore Taylor Briggs to pick up an 8-6 win at No. 3 doubles.
Junior Stephanie Cardullo lost a third-set tiebreaker 10-8 in the No. 4 singles match. She won the opening set 7-5 before falling 6-4 in the second set.
FAU returns to the court on April 10 when it travels to Sun Belt Conference rival FIU.
Cincinnati 6, Florida Atlantic 1
No. 1 Jasmine Lee (CIN) def. Catalina Ene (FAU) 6-2, 6-1
No. 2 Marlene Ryan (FAU) def. Caitlin O'Gara (CIN) 7-6 (4), 6-4
No. 3 Ashleigh Witte (CIN) def. Natasha Basma (FAU) 6-0, 6-4
No. 4 Kelly Poggensee-Wei (CIN) def. Stephanie Cardullo (FAU) 5-7, 6-4, 1-0 (8)
No. 5 Carly Wilson (CIN) def. Taylor Briggs (FAU) 6-2, 6-1
No. 6 Kristina Georgieva (CIN) def. Natasha Phillips (FAU) 6-2, 6-3
No. 1 Lee/O'Gara (CIN) def. Claire-Mitchell Andrews/Phillips (FAU) 8-0
No. 2 Sierra Sullivan/Witte (CIN) def. Ene/Cardullo (FAU) 8-5
No. 3 Briggs/Ryan (FAU) def. Poggensee-Wei/Georgieva (CIN) 8-6