Top-ranked Armstrong Atlantic takes down No. 8 Saint Leo 9-0
SAINT LEO, Fla. -- The top-ranked and two-time defending NCAA Division II national champion Armstrong Atlantic collected a 9-0 victory at No. 8 Saint Leo on Saturday afternoon.
The Pirates moved to 4-0 on the season while Saint Leo fell to 2-3 on the season, losing its third consecutive match.
Armstrong won all three doubles matches to take a 3-0 lead heading into singles play. The No. 2-ranked duo of Aleksandra Filipovski and Barbora Krtickova beat Paula Montoya and Anastasia Wagner 8-1, at No. 1 doubles, while the No. 6-ranked duo of Marlen Hacke and Olga Kalodzitsa downed Laura Kemkes and Pauline Helgesson 8-6, at No. 2 doubles. Clara Perez and Carolina Prats-Millan finished off the doubles sweep with an 8-0 win against Maria Benikrane and Adrianna Daskiewicz.
The Pirates then took all six singles matches, five of which coming in consecutive sets, to finish the match. No. 3-ranked Filipovski downed Coralie Pesenti 6-0, 6-0 at No. 1 singles, while No. 16-ranked Hacke beat Benkirane 6-2, 6-1 at No. 3 singles. Prats-Millan defeated Helgesson 6-2, 6-0 at No. 4 singles with No. 6-ranked Perez downing Montoya 6-1, 6-1 at No. 5 singles. Dora Andrejszki defeated Daskiewicz 6-2, 6-1 at No. 6 singles and No. 15-ranked Krtickova survived a third-set 10-point tiebreaker to beat Wagner 4-6, 6-2, (16-14).
No. 2 BYU-Hawaii 9, Biola 0
No. 2 BYU-Hawaii 9, Hope International 0
LA MIRADA, Calif. -- Keeping the winning streak going, BYU-Hawaii beat Biola and Hope International in matching 9-0 victories Saturday.
The Seasiders have won their first eight matches of the season.
BYU-Hawaii took down Biola 9-0 first off in the morning.
The Seasiders ran away with doubles. Marietta Tuionetoa and Kanela Adamson took the first doubles 8-1, Jade Griffin and Jin Jin (Leah) Han won No. 2 8-0 and Sasha Ulbrichtova and Jeong-Min Jeon won No. 3 doubles 8-1.
A similar story took place in singles with 6-0, 6-0 wins in the No. 1 position with Tuionetoa, Griffin in the fifth spot and Jeon at No. 6.
Adamson won her No. 2 singles 6-2, 6-0 and Ulbrichtova was victorious 6-1, 6-1 in No. 3 and Han took No. 4 singles 6-0, 6-2.
In the second match against Hope International, BYU-Hawaii was just as strong with another 9-0 win.
Tuionetoa and Marika Kobayashi took the first doubles 8-1 and Min (Karen) Liu and Nannan Zhang won No. 2 doubles by a matching 8-1. The Seasiders took No. 3 by default.
Jeon won the No. 1 singles 6-0, 6-2 and Griffin topped her opponent 6-3, 6-0 at No. 2.
Ulbrichtoba and Han won at the No. 3 and No. 4 positions with 6-0, 6-0 and 6-0, 6-1 performances.
Adamson swept the No. 5 singles 6-0, 6-0 and the No. 6 spot went to BYU-Hawaii with no player available for Hope International.
No. 3 Barry 6, Eckerd 0
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Barry beat Eckerd 6-0 in a rain-shortened match Saturday. The win bumped the No. 3 Buccaneers' record to 7-0 overall, 6-0 in the Sunshine State Conference entering Sunday's battle with No. 1 Armstrong Atlantic.
Barry swept the doubles with a slight reshuffling of the lineup. Anaeve Pain and Kimmy Twelker, playing at No. 1 pairs in this one, beat Gipson Hawn and Emily Fridrik 8-1. Isabela Miro and Karina Goia defeated Erika Fridrik and Carson Trapp 8-1 at No. 2 doubles. Elisabeth Abanda and Akemi Maehama were 8-2 winners against Katie Benn and Amy Naula at No. 3 pairs.
Only the top three singles matches were completed due to the rain.
Barry's 31st-ranked Linda Fritschken blanked Hawn 6-0, 6-0 at No. 1 singles. Ranked No. 9, Abanda was an easy 6-0, 6-0 winner against Trapp at No. 2. Twelker rolled against Erika Fridrik 6-0, 6-0 at No. 3 singles.
Point Loma 5, No. 10 Fresno Pacific 4
Fresno Pacific let No. 36 Point Loma slip away 5-4 to fall for the second time in three matches to a ranked Division II opponent.
Petra Jurova scored a pair of wins earning an 8-2 victory at No. 1 doubles, along with partner Angelika Sobiecka, before winning in consecutive sets at No. 1 singles against Maika Adair 6-2, 6-0. Alison Carre and Laure-Anne Josso also earned three set victories in singles.
The Sunbirds led at No. 2 and No. 3 doubles before allowing a pair of 5-2 leads to slip away in what ultimately determined the outcome of the match.
Notes: The match between No. 9 Rollins and No. 21 Nova Southeastern has been cancelled due to rain.