St. John's Upends UMBC, 6-1, In Neutral Site Match

Junior Diamond Adams claimed her second singles victory of the year in a 6-1 win over UMBC.

Feb. 3, 2013


ITHACA, N.Y. (Feb. 3, 2013) – Just a day after a tough loss to Cornell, the St. John’s women’s tennis team bounced back in a big way by defeating the UMBC Terriers, 6-1, to salvage the last of two weekend matches in Ithaca, N.Y.

The Red Storm started off on right side of the scoreboard by clinching the doubles point thanks to duos comprised of senior Nevena Selakovic and junior Diamond Adams, and juniors Khrystyna Pavlyuk and Yanita Arnaudova, who won 8-4 and 8-7 (4) respectively.  

From there, the Red Storm went on to dominate singles play by winning five out of the possible six matches. Senior Ksenia Mikhaylova, Adams, Arnaudova and Pavlyuk each notched their second victories of the year while Selakovic won her second match at the No. 1 position.

Taka Bertrand and her squad will next travel to Pittsburgh on Saturday, Feb. 9, in the Red Storm’s first BIG EAST contest of the season.

To stay up to date with everything St. John’s tennis this season, be sure to track the squad on Twitter by following @STJ_tennis and by “liking” the new St. John’s Women’s Tennis page on Facebook    


St. John's 6 UMBC 1

Singles competition

1. Nevena Selakovic (STJ) def. Kim Berghaus (UMBC), 2-0 ret.

2. Isabel Aldunate (UMBC) def. Amber Washington (UMBC), 3-6, 6-4, 1-0 (5)

3. Khrystyna Pavlyuk (STJ) def. Heidi Danielson (UMBC), 7-5, 4-6, 1-0 (8)

4. Diamond Adams (STJ) def. Julia Sauer (UMBC), 7-6, 1-2 ret.

5. Anita Arnaudova (STJ) def. Shannon Cleary (UMBC), 6-2, 6-3

6. Ksenia Mikhaylova (STJ) def. Madlena Kurasz (UMBC), 6-2, 7-5


Doubles competition

1. Nevena Selakovic/Diamond Adams (STJ) def. Kim Berghaus/Julia Sauer (UMBC), 8-4

2. Khrystyna Pavlyuk/Yanita Arnaoudova (STJ) def. Josefin Stange-Jonsson/Madlena Kurasz (UMBC) 8-7 (4)

3. Heidi Danielson/Shannon Cleary (UMBC) def. Ksenia Mikhaylova/Amber Washington (STJ), 8-4 


Match Notes:

St. John's: 2-2, 0-0

UMBC: 0-5, 0-0




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