Jan. 10, 2013
Boca Raton, FL - The Florida Atlantic University women's tennis team opens the 2013 spring dual-match season against nationally ranked University of Miami on Friday, January 11 at 1:30 p.m. from Patch Reef Park, 2000 Yamato Road in Boca Raton.
The Owls return six letter winners, including five singles players, from last season's 10-win team. That was the second consecutive double-digit win season for Head Coach Marcy Hora-Cava, who enters her fifth season leading the team.
Top FAU returnees are senior Marlene Ryan, who posted a 10-2 spring record in 2012 and won six of her seven No. 2 singles matches; sophomore Catalina Ene, had a team-high 11 singles victories and was 5-2 at No. 4 singles; and senior Natasha Basma, who had a 7-7 record split between playing at No. 2 and the No. 3 singles.
Other returnees include senior Natasha Phillips, who teamed with Ene to win six doubles matches; sophomore Taylor Briggs, who picked up five dual meet doubles victories; and sophomore Natalia Tomaszewicz, a winner of six matches at No. 6 singles.
Miami enters this spring ranked No. 9 in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association's preseason national poll.