FNU Women’s Tennis Falls in Season Opener to St. Thomas, 6-1

TAMARAC, Fla. (January 28, 2021) – The Florida National women’s tennis team (0-1) dropped its season opener to the St. Thomas Bobcats (1-0) on Thursday afternoon, 6-1.

The Bobcats jumped out to a 1-0 lead after sweeping the doubles portion of the match, 3-0. STU’s Amber Paterson and Vanessa Centeno defeated the FNU duo of Vanessa Simone and Michell Hurtado, 6-1, while at the No. 2 spot, Sofia Victoria Pera and Karyna Krykunenko fell 6-1 to Lia Pena and Annie Carrera. FNU’s Daniela Millan and Julia Silva Ramos lost a 6-0 decision to the Bobcat’s Giovanna Paschoalin and Thalia Skeene (No. 3).

STU claimed five of the six singles matches to claim the contest, 6-1, as Victoria Pera lost to Paterson (6-4, 7-6[7]), Simone fell to Carrera (6-2, 6-1), Krykunenko lost to Pena (6-0, 6-0), Hurtado fell to Centeno (6-3, 6-1), and Emerald Cooke suffered a 6-2, 6-1 loss to Paschoalin. Paulina Jankun registered the Conquistador’s lone point with a 6-2, 7-6 (7) win over Skeene.

The Conquistadors will return to action on Saturday, January, 30, taking on the Stetson Hatters in DeLand, Florida. First serve is set for 3:00 p.m.

FNU Women’s Tennis
Florida National vs. St. Thomas
Woodmont Country Club
Tamarac, Florida
1/28/21

St. Thomas 6, Florida National 1

Singles
1) Amber Paterson (STU) def. Sofia Victoria Pera (FNU) – 6-4, 7-6 (7)
2) Annie Carrera (STU) def. Vanessa Simone (FNU) – 6-2, 6-1
3) Lia Pena (STU) def. Karyna Krykunenko (FNU) – 6-0, 6-0
4) Vanessa Centeno (STU) def. Michell Hurtado (FNU) – 6-3, 6-1
5) Giovanna Paschoalin (STU) def. Emerald Cooke (FNU) – 6-2, 6-1
6) Paulina Jankun (FNU) def. Thalia Skeene (STU) – 6-2, 7-6 (7)

Doubles
1) Amber Paterson / Vanessa Centeno (STU) def. Vanessa Simone / Michell Hurtado (FNU) – 6-4
2) Lia Pena / Annie Carrera (STU) def. Sofia Victoria Pera / Karyna Krykunenko (FNU) – 6-1
3) Giovanna Paschoalin / Thalia Skeene (STU) def. Daniela Millan / Julia Silva Ramos (FNU) – 6-0

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