Feb. 23, 2013
FLUSHING MEADOWS, N.Y. (Feb. 23, 2013) – Despite strong efforts from their first and second singles players, the St. John’s women’s tennis team (4-3,1-1) were edged by No. 47 USF, 6-1, at the National Tennis Center on Saturday afternoon.
Down 4-3 in the first set, senior Nevena Selakovic came all the way back to win the set, 6-4. After dropping the second set, it came down to a tiebreaker in the third with the Serbia native prevailing 10-8.
At the No. 2 slot, freshman Amber Washington gave USF’s Loreto Alonso Martinez all she could. Washington claimed the first set 6-2 and but lost second, 6-3, and a hard-fought third set, 6-4.
Taka Bertrand and her squad will next travel to Florida for a slate of upcoming matches against Sunshine State teams such as Florida Gulf Coast (Feb 26), Florida Atlantic (Feb. 27) and Florida International (Feb. 28).
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No. 47 USF 6 St. John’s 1
1. Nevena Selakovic (STJ) def. Katie Vasenina (USF) 6-4, 2-6, 1-0 (10-8)
2. Loreto Martinez (USF) def. Amber Washington (STJ) 2-6, 6-3, 6-4
3. Danielle Mills (USF) def. Diamond Adams (STJ) 6-3, 6-1
4. Fanny Fracassi (USF) def. Yanita Arnaudova (STJ) 6-1, 6-2
5. Kayla Rizzolo (USF) def. Ksenia Mikhaylova (STJ) 6-4, 6-0
6. Paula Montoya (USF) def. Gvantsa Robakidze (STJ) 6-3, 6-0
1. Nevena Selakovic/Diamond Adams (STJ) vs. Kayla Rizzolo/Danielle Mills (USF) 5-6, unfinished
2. Katie Vasenina/Loreto Martinez (USF) def. Yanita Arnaudova/Amber Washington (STJ) 8-5
3. Fanny Fracassi/Paula Montoya (USF) def. Ksenia Mikhaylova/Gvantsa Robakidze (STJ) 8-4
No. 47 USF: 3-3, 3-0
St. John's: 4-3, 1-1
Order of finish: Doubles (3,2); Singles (3,6,5,4,1,2)