March 27, 2004
BOCA RATON, FL - No. 66 Florida Atlantic University got all it could handle from the University South Florida, Saturday afternoon in Boca Raton, FL, dropping the Bulls, 5-2. FAU trailed, 2-1, and needed a third set in each of its four singles victories to win. Alena Dvorakova recorded the deciding point for the Lady Owls, improving FAU's record to 14-4 on the year.
Facing a 2-1 deficit Veronika Koksova won her match at no. 4. Koksova defeated Fabiana Taverna, 6-4, 0-6, 6-1, evening the match at 2-2.
Following Koksova, Karolina Roubickova gave FAU its lead, winning, 4-6, 6-2, 6-1, at no. 2. Roubickova has now won seven straight singles matches.
That's win Dvorakova sealed the game with her, 3-6, 7-6, 6-2, win at no. 1. Dvorakova, like Koksova and Roubickova, had to rebound after dropping the first set. However, Dvorakova had to fend off a match point before she was able to put her opponent away, earning her 16th consecutive singles win.
Tania Rivera put the exclamation point on the win, taking her match, 7-5, 6-4, 10-3, at no. 3.
In doubles, the Lady Owls struck out to an early, 1-0, lead. Rivera teamed with Krystel Borg to win, 8-6, at no. 3. The Dvorakova and Roubickova duo gave FAU the point, winning, 9-7, at no. 1.
The Lady Owls needed four and one half hours to put the Bulls away.
FAU next takes the court against Florida Gulf Coast, 11:00 am April 4, in Boca Raton, FL.
1. Alena Dvorakova (FAU) def. Gabriela Duch (USF) 3-6, 7-6, 6-2.
2. Karolina Roubickova (FAU) def. Marie France Lord Andrade (USF) 4-6, 6-2, 6-1.
3. Tania Rivera (FAU) def. Patricia Kolendo (USF) 5-7, 6-4, (10-3).
4. Veronika Koksova (FAU) def. Fabiana Taverna (USF) 6-4, 0-6, 6-4.
5. Luisa Obando (USF) def. Katherine Bartnik (FAU) 6-4, 6-2.
6. Gina Craig (USF) def. Stephanie Beaulieu (FAU) 6-2, 6-1.
1. Dvorakova/Roubickova (FAU) def. Duch/Taverna (USF) 9-7.
2. Andrade/Obando (USF)def. Bartnik/Koksova (FAU) 8-2.
3. Borg/Rivera (FAU) def. Kolendo/Kurashima (USF) 8-6.