Conquistadors shutout by No. 3 SEU

FNU tennis player Vanessa Simone mid serve.
Conquistadors shutout by No. 3 SEU. (March 30, 2024)


LAKELAND, Fla. (March 30, 2024) – Florida National University’s women’s tennis team (3-9) was easily handled by the No. 3 Southeastern University Fire in Lakeland, Fla. FNU was shutout in a 4-0 loss, falling to 2-2 in Sun Conference play this season. 

SEU took a 1-0 lead after doubles win from pairs Martina Picardi and Simone Simas and Irene Lopez and Maria Martinez. FNU duo Nadia Abad and Vanessa Simone were unable to finish a competitive match versus Irene Lopez and Maria Martinez with the first set tied at 4-4.

Single play saw FNU’s Karyna Krykunenko fall 6-1, 6-2 to Picardi while Natalia Calvo missed the mark versus Flaminia Guidantoni 6-1, 6-0. Simone posted a tough loss to Ingrid Montserrat 6-2, 6-3 as SEU collected its tenth win of the season. 

Doubles Competition:

Number one: 

Natalia Calvo / Fabiola Bsereni lost to Martina Picardi / Simone Simas (2-6)

Number two:

Nadia Abad / Vanessa Simone vs. Flaminia Guidantoni / Ingrid Montserrat (4-4, UF)

Number three: 

Karyna Krykunenko / Chiara Fiorenza lost to Irene Lopez / Maria Martinez (0-6)


Singles Competition: 

Karyna Krykunenko falls to Martina Picardi (1-6, 2-6)

Natalia Calvo falls to Flaminia Guidantoni (1-6, 0-6)

Nadia Abad vs. Simone Simas (3-6, 2-2, UF)

Vanessa Simone falls to Ingrid Montserrat (2-6, 3-6)

Celeste Deniz Reyes vs. Irene Lopez (4-6, 2-4, UF)

Chiara Fiorenza vs. Maria Martinez (6-0, 3-4, UF)


Up Next: SCAD heads to Goodlet Park April 5 for a noon match versus FNU. 

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