Conquistadors Unable to Knock of No. 23-Ranked Bobcats

HIALEAH, Fla. (March 24, 2021) — The Florida National women’s tennis team (0-6) fell to the No. 23-ranked St. Thomas Bobcats (5-5), 6-1, on Wednesday afternoon from the Goodlet Park.

The Bobcats took a 1-0 lead, winning doubles point. STU’s Annie Carrera and Lia Pena defeated the FNU pair of Michell Hurtado and Vanessa Simone, 6-1, while the duo of Vanessa Centeno and Amber Paterson downed Florida National’s Pirada Suwanruk and Karyna Krykunenko, 7-5. FNU’s Emerald Cooke and Paulina Jankun won from the No. 3 position defeating Giovanna Paschoalin and Thais Shibata, 6-4.

STU clinched the match taking five of the six matches in singles play as Hurtado fell to Carrera, 6-0, 6-1, Suwanruk lost to Pena, 6-3, 6-3, and Simone lost to Centeno, 6-0, 6-3. The Conquistadors got on the board as Krykunenko downed Shibata, 6-4, 6-2. The Bobcats added to their lead with wins in the two singles matches (Paschoalin defeated Cooke, 6-2, 6-2, and Sophia Perez defeated Jankun, 6-0, 6-2).

The Conquistadors will return to action on Saturday, April 3, hosting the Southeastern Fire. First serve for Goodlet Park is set for 2:00 p.m.


FNU Women’s Tennis
Florida National vs (23) St. Thomas
Goodlet Park
Hialeah, Florida

(23) St. Thomas 6, Florida National 1


1) Annie Carrera (STU) def. Michell Hurtado (FNU) – 6-0, 6-1
2) Lia Pena (STU) def. Pirada Suwanruk (FNU) – 6-3, 6-3
3) Vanessa Centeno (STU) def. Vanessa Simone (FNU) – 6-0, 6-3
4) Karyna Krykunenko (FNU) def. Thais Shibata (STU) – 6-4, 6-2
5) Giovanna Paschoalin (STU) def. Emerald Cooke (FNU) – 6-2, 6-2
6) Sophia Perez (STU) def. Paulina Jankun (FNU) – 6-0, 6-2

Order of Finish: N/A


1) Annie Carrera / Lia Pena (STU) def. Michell Hurtado / Vanessa Simone (FNU) – 6-1
2) Vanessa Centeno / Amber Paterson (STU) def. Pirada Suwanruk / Karyna Krykunenko (FNU) – 7-5
3) Emerald Cooke / Paulina Jankun (FNU) def. Giovanna Paschoalin / Thais Shibata (STU) – 6-4

Order of Finish: N/A

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