MIAMI, Fla. – Natalia Boltinskaya won the No. 1 singles flight to lead the Florida Atlantic University women’s tennis team at the FIU Invitational, while the Owls earned six singles wins and a doubles victory at the tournament.
- Boltinskaya, a freshman from Moscow, Russia, won her first match 6-2, 6-4 over UNF’s Karangozishvili before facing FIU’s Veksler in the championship where she took the match 6-4, 7-5 to win the flight
- FAU’s Kristen Thoms fell 6-2, 6-4 in her opening round before bouncing back for a 6-3, 7-6 win in the No. 2 singles consolation semifinals
- In No. 3 singles, senior Marisa Ruiz won 6-2, 6-3 in her opener before falling 6-0, 6-4 to the eventual champion
- Fellow senior Jennifer Leib battled back for a 4-6, 6-0, 6-0 win in her opening match before a 6-3, 6-1 loss in the semifinals
- Ruiz and Leib teamed up to win the lone doubles match for the Owls 6-2
FAU travels to Indian Wells, Calif. for the National Fall Championships Nov. 1-5