No. 3 Lynn roars by No. 8 W. Florida
Fighting Knights sweep singles play en route to 7-2 victory
BOCA RATON, Fla. -- After falling in two out of the three doubles matches, third-ranked Lynn dominated singles play and did not drop a single set en route to a 7-2 victory against No. 8 West Florida on Monday afternoon.
In doubles action, Kim Przeszlowski and Ana Kriz finished first at the No. 2 position for Lynn (11-2) against the Argos’ Barbara Oliveira and Mariana Sonnervig as the Lynn combo fell 8-3 to give West Florida its first point of the match.
The top doubles flight completed play next and resulted in another UWF point in the match. Lynn’s No. 4 team of Ioana Ivan and Sabine Krause tallied a 5-4 advantage at one point before falling 8-6 to Caitlyn Baines and Sheila Smiley.
With no points on the board in the overall match, the Fighting Knights’ tandem of Andrea Berkova and Roxane Alexandru rallied to avoid what could have been a devastating doubles sweep to collect an 8-6 win against Luiza Sonnervig and Hannah Durham.
Lynn’s Krause completed her singles match first and won in comeback fashion. Krause fell behind 3-0 in the first set against M. Sonnervig but then rattled off 12 of the next 14 games to defeat M. Sonnervig 6-4, 6-1 at No. 2 singles.
In No. 4 singles, Berkova composed a 6-4, 6-3 win against West Florida’s Smiley to give the Fighting Knights a 3-2 advantage in the overall match.
Aleks Vukadinovic put the Blue & White within one point of a match victory with a 6-1, 6-4 win at No. 6 singles against Naomi Higa.
Kriz sealed the deal for Lynn at No. 5 singles as she cruised to a 6-4, 6-2 win against Baines while Ivan collected a 6-3, 6-0 win against No. 14 Oliviera at the top singles spot.
The last match remaining came down to Lynn’s Przeszlowski versus UWF’s L. Sonnervig at No. 3 singles. With the overall match victory in hand, Przeszlowski put the icing on the cake and completed the Lynn straight-sets singles sweep with a 6-4, 6-3 thumping.