Vanessa Simone’s singles victory highlights a 1-4 FNU loss

FNU women's tennis final graphic. (04-14-23)
FNU women’s tennis final graphic. (04-14-23)


MONTGOMERY, Ala. (April 14, 2023)Florida National University’s women’s tennis team once again fell short in conference play, losing 1-4 to Blue Mountain Christian College. This loss is the first for the Conquistadors in the Montgomery Southern States Athletic Conference Round-Up. FNU now stands at 1-11 in 2023 while the RV BMC Toppers improve to 8-6.

In doubles play, BMC was electric as Conquistador duos Karyna Krykunenko and Paulina Jankun as well as Nadia Abad and Vanessa Simone lost their matches to fall behind 1-0. 

In singles play, defeats from Vera Hoekstra, Salome Sierra and Abad brought about any hopes of an FNU victory. Notably, Simone managed to win her match versus Annabella Natalini 6-4, 6-3.

Doubles Competition:

Number one: 

Karyna Krykunenko / Paulina Jankun fall to Tsveti Trifonova / Annabella Natalini 1-6

Number two:

Nadia Abad / Vanessa Simone fall to Carlota Gascon / Kiara MacKay 2-6

Number three: 

Salome Sierra / Pirada Suwanruk versus Chloe Webster / Kristina Kozakova DNF


Singles Competition: 

Vera Hoekstra falls to Tsveti Trifonova 7-5, 2-6, 1-6

Salome Sierra falls to Carlota Gascon 4-6, 2-6

Pirada Suwanruk versus Kristina Kozakova DNF

Vanessa Simone defeats Annabella Natalini 6-4, 6-3

Nadia Abad falls to Kiara MacKay 2-6, 2-6

Paulina Jankun versus Chloe Webster DNF


Match Notes:

FNU record: (1-11)

BMC record: (8-6)


Up Next: FNU tennis turns its attention to Middle Georgia State and William Carey tomorrow starting at 10 a.m.


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