FNU suffers shutout loss to Warriors Friday

Conquistador women's tennis falls to the Wayne State Warriors 7-0.
Conquistador women’s tennis falls to the Wayne State Warriors 7-0.

HIALEAH, Fla. (March 10, 2023)For the fourth time this season Florida National University’s women’s tennis team suffered a shutout loss. The Wayne State University Warriors handed FNU a 7-0 defeat at Goodlet Park Friday afternoon to conquer its tenth win of 2023. This is the Conquistadors’ third-straight scoreless loss and marks the first home defeat for FNU this season.

In doubles play, the Warriors won the opening point off solid perfomacnes from Anais Ruyssen and Dea Gorgidze who defeated FNU duo Karyna Krykunenko and Pirada Suwanruk 6-3. Partners Paulina Jankuh and Emerald Cooke also fell short of the mark in their doubles match losing 1-6. The Warriors swept all three matches after Vanessa Simone and Simone Sierra were defeated 3-6.

Things didnt improve for FNU in the singles portion of the competition, as the Warriors played a steady and efficient game on every court to sweep the road win. Notably, Sierra won the lone set for the Conquistadors defeating Malak Arafat 6-1 in the opening game before falling in the next two by a score of 1-6. 

Doubles Competition:

Number one: 

Karyna Krykunenko / Pirada Suwanruk falls to Anais Ruyssen / Dea Gorgidze (2-6)

Number two:

Vanessa Simone / Simone Sierra falls to Malak Arafat / Sabrina Laynes (3-6)

Number three: 

Paulina Jankuh / Emerald Cooke falls to Martyna Szpakowska / Shanice Weekes (1-6)


Order of Finish: 3, 1, 2


Singles Competition: 

Vera Hoekstra falls to Anais Ruyssen (0-6, 1-6)

Salome Sierra falls to Malak Arafat (6-1, 1-6, 1-6)

Vanessa Simone falls to Dea Gorgidze (4-6, 1-6)

Pirada Suwanruk falls to Martyna Szpakowska (0-6, 4-6)

Nadia Abad falls to Shanice Weekes (5-7, 3-6)

Karyna Krykunenko falls to Suki Mandair (4-6, 0-6)


Order of Finish: 1, 4, 3, 6, 5, 2


Match Notes:

FNU record: (0-6)

SU record (10-1)


Up Next: FNU women’s tennis has its next home meet one week from today versus No. 11 St. Thomas at noon.


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