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Red Storm Falls To No. 62 USF, 7-0

Junior Nastya Polyakova and the Red Storm will face Queens College on March 15.
Junior Nastya Polyakova and the Red Storm will face Queens College on March 15.

March 7, 2014


TAMPA, Fla. – In the final match of the St. John’s women’s tennis team’s three-match road trip through the South, the Red Storm fell to No. 62 South Florida, 7-0, on Friday afternoon. SJU is now 5-4 overall on the season and 1-0 in the BIG EAST.

Senior Yanita Arnaudova, who had won five-straight victories at the No. 5 singles slot coming into Friday, fell 6-0, 6-3 to USF’s Olga Martinez. Freshman Anna Morozova only dropped the second match of the season as she was topped 6-4, 6-2 in her first appearance at second singles this spring. Morozova’s last loss came on Feb. 1 against then-No. 70 Princeton.   

The Red Storm will return to New York City and the borough of Queens on Saturday, March 15 where St. John’s will take on Queens College at 1 p.m. To keep up with the St. John’s women’s tennis team this season follow the team on Facebook and Twitter. Use the hashtag #SJUWT to join the conversation.




#62 South Florida 7, St. John's 0

Singles competition

1. Loreto Martinez (USF) def. Khrystyna Pavlyuk (SJU) 6-2, 6-0

2. Kayla Rizzolo (USF) def. Anna Morozova (SJU) 6-4, 6-2

3. Olaya Garrido-Rivas (USF) def. Nastya Polyakova (SJU) 6-4, 6-1

4. Fanny Fracassi (USF) def. Diamond Adams (SJU) 6-1, 7-5

5. Olga Martinez (USF) def. Yanita Arnaudova (SJU) 6-0, 6-3

6. Alessandra Bonte (USF) def. Stephanie Elgegren (SJU) 6-1, 6-1

Doubles competition

1. Loreto Martinez/Kayla Rizzolo (USF) def. Khrystyna Pavlyuk/Stephanie Elgegren (SJU) 8-2

2. Fanny Fracassi/Olaya Garrido-Rivas (USF) def. Anna Morozova/Yanita Arnaudova (SJU) 8-5

3. Diamond Adams/Nastya Polyakova (SJU) vs. Olga Martinez/Vera Bessonova (USF) no result

Match Notes:

St. John's 5-4, 1-0 BE

South Florida 8-3, 1-0 AAC; National ranking #62

Order of finish: Doubles (1,2); Singles (6,1,5,4,3,2)    


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