Knights shutout Conquistadors Thursday

FNU women's tennis final graphic. (02-23-23)
FNU women’s tennis final graphic. (02-23-23)


BOCA RATON, Fla. (Feb. 23, 2023)Florida National University’s women’s tennis team fell to the talented NCAA DII Lynn University Knights. The Conquistadors (0-4) remain winless in 2023, facing tough competition in both doubles and singles matches while on the road in Boca Raton, Fla. The Knights (3-1) are a powerhouse stacked with talent that looks prime to make a deep run in their postseason endeavors.

FNU once again could not get their hands on the opening doubles point, as duo Karyna Krykunenko and Pirada Suwanruk were unable to finish their match. Vanessa Simone and Simone Sierra fell to Knight partners Giorgia Pigato and Dolores Molina, 0-6. Paulina Jankuh and Emerald Cooke lost their match 3-6 as FNU looked to gain some points in singles play.

The Knights dominated singles play, as FNU’s Vera Hoekstra was defeated by Salma Djoubri, 0-6, 1-6. Vanessa Simone and Pirada Suwanruk lost their matches 0-6, 1-6 and 2-6, 1-6, respectively. 


Doubles Competition:

Number one: 

Karyna Krykunenko / Pirada Suwanruk versus Salma Djoubri / Kristen Younes

Number two:

Vanessa Simone / Simone Sierra falls Giorgia Pigato / Dolores Molina (0-6)

Number three: 

Paulina Jankuh / Emerald Cooke falls to Greta Schieroni / Barbora Cibakova (3-6)


Singles Competition: 

Vera Hoekstra lose to Salma Djoubri (0-6, 1-6)

Vanessa Simone lose to Greta Schieroni (0-6, 1-6)

Pirada Suwanruk lose to Kristen Younes (2-6, 1-6)

Paulina Jankuh versus Giorgia Pigato (UF)

Karyna Krykunenko versus Dolores Molina (UF)

Fabiola Bsereni versus Barbora Cibakova (NO RESULT)

Up Next: FNU tennis hits the road once again versus Palm Beach Atlantic University March 3. 


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