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NCAA.com | February 16, 2014

Lynn avenges loss to Saint Leo

BOCA RATON, Fla.-- Lynn came out strong looking to put last year’s regular-season loss to Saint Leo behind it and the Fighting Knights did just that with a 5-3 win against the Lions on Sunday at the Perper Tennis Complex. The Fighting Knights advances to 6-0 overall and 3-0 in Sunshine State Conference play while the Lions fall to 2-1, 1-1 in SSC action.

Saint Leo’s No. 3 doubles team of Laura Kemkes and Paula Montoya swept Lynn’s Alina Jane and Kim Przeszlowski 8-0 to open the match. The Blue & White quickly answered back with an 8-1 victory by Rosalie Willig and Andrea Berkova at the No. 2 spot. No. 5 Valentine Confalonieri and Ioana Ivan defeated Coralie Pesenti and Pauline Helgesson 8-1 to put Lynn ahead 2-1 after doubles.

Rosalie Willig gave the Blue & White a 3-1 lead with a 6-0, 6-3 win at the No. 2 singles spot before No. 1 Valentine Confalonieri defeated Anastasia Wagner 6-2, 6-3 at the top of the lineup for Lynn to be one point away from clinching the win. No. 11 Ioana Ivan’s 6-4, 6-1 win at the No. 3 spot secured Lynn’s victory.

No. 21 Andrea Berkova and Alina Jane both lost at Nos. 4 and 5 singles, respectively, while Kim Przeszlowsk defeated Pauline Helgesson 7-5,6-1, at the six slot.

No. 3 Barry 8, No. 22 Tampa 1

MIAMI SHORES, Fla. -- Barry beat Tampa 8-1 on Sunday at Buccaneer Tennis Center. The win bumped the Buccaneers' record to 4-0 overall, 3-0 in the Sunshine State Conference.

The win Sunday was the second this weekend for the Buccaneers, and fourth in the first two weekends of the season.

Ranked No. 9 in singles, Barry sophomore Elisabeth Abanda overcame a 4-3 deficit in the second set, rallying to win four of the next five games in a 6-0, 7-5 singles win against Viviana Tedino at the No. 4 flight.

Barry's Linda Fritschken, ranked 31st in the country, breezed by No. 39 Meg Wladimirski 6-1, 6-2 at No. 1 singles. Bucs first-year teammate Anaeve Pain defeated Lauren Hewett by the same score at No. 2. Fellow Barry newcomer Blanka Szavay beat Lindsay Nochowicz 6-3, 6-3 at No. 3 singles.

At No. 5, Barry senior Akemi Maeham forced a third-set tiebreaker against Tampa's Kelsey Matthews, but fell 6-3, 3-6, 10-4. Bucs senior Cristina Valladares beat Katherine Pyne 6-1, 6-2 at No. 6.

Barry made quick work in doubles play, sweeping the three matches. The Buccaneers' top team of Fritschken and Onila, ranked No. 1 in the country, beat the No. 22-ranked duo of Wladimirski and Hewett 8-2. Szavay and Isabela Miro defeated Nochowicz and Matthews at the No. 2 flight 8-3. Abanda and Karina Goia, ranked No. 13, were 8-2 winners against Tedino and Pyne at No. 3. 

No. 5 Columbus State 8, No. 46 Clayton State 1

COLUMBUS, Ga. -- After having its first Peach Belt Conference match of the season postponed due to snow, Columbus State finally returned to the court on Sunday, defeating Clayton State 8-1.

The Lady Cougars (3-0, 1-0 PBC) had no trouble in doubles play winning both matches played. Eighth-ranked Paola Cigui and Beatriz Leon defeated Raluca Pavel and Zinnia Leamana 8-2 at first doubles to start off the match while Camila Tobar and Olivera Jokic downed Martina Dedaj and Kristiin Mets 8-1 at second doubles. Third doubles was forfeited to CSU.

In singles action, second-ranked Cigui dropped just one game in two sets breezing past Leamana 6-1, 6-0. No. 23 Leon also had an easy match at the second position winning 6-2, 6-4 versus Pavel. At third singles, Tobar defeated Dedaj 6-1, 6-3.

Laura Chapman was victorious at fourth singles despite needing an extra game against Mets in the second set. She won the match 6-1, 7-5.

Clayton State (1-6, 0-2) recorded its lone victory at fifth singles as Darina Drozdova handed Olivera Tadijin a 6-3, 6-1 loss.

Similar to third doubles, sixth singles was awarded to the Lady Cougars.

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