Women’s tennis drops close one versus Dillard at SSAC Round-UP

FNU women's tennis final graphic. (03-30-23)
FNU women’s tennis final graphic. (03-30-23)


MOBILE, Ala. (March 30, 2023)Florida National University’s women’s tennis team fell in a close match versus the RV Dillard University Bleu Devils 4-3. FNU came into this contest fresh off its first win of a 1-8 season, after a dominant 7-0 win over the Warner Royals Monday. Dillard did just enough to deny FNU the win, including securing the opening doubles point.

This 10 a.m. showdown in Mobile, Ala., at the Southern States Athletic Conference Round-Up began with competitive doubles play. FNU partners Salome Sierra and Pirada Suwanruk got a 6-3 win, as the Conquistadors dropped the other two matches to lose the opening point.

In singles play, Sierra continued her brilliant play with a solo win over Dillard’s Truc Tran 6-4, 6-4. Suwanruk and Nadia Abad’s impressive 6-0, 6-4 and 6-4, 6-3 wins, respectively, were not enough to secure the win. The Bleu Devils collected three singles victories for its first win of this three-day conference battle across the Florida-Alabama line. 

Doubles Competition:

Number one: 

Karyna Krykunenko / Paulina Jankun falls to Anja Hrblijan / Valentina Gomez 3-6

Number two:

Nadia Abad / Vanessa Simone falls to Daria Schoma / Brunella Gomez 5-7

Number three: 

Salome Sierra / Pirada Suwanruk defeat Truc Tran / Gabrielle Rosa 6-3


Singles Competition: 

Vera Hoekstra falls to Anja Hrblijan 2-6, 0-6

Salome Sierra defeats Truc Tran 6-4, 6-4

Vanessa Simone falls to Brunella Gomez 5-7, 4-6

Pirada Suwanruk defeats Daria Schoma 6-0, 6-4

Nadia Abad defeats Valentina Gomez 6-4, 6-3

Karyna Krykunenko falls to Gabrielle Rosa 3-6, 5-7


Match Notes:

FNU record: (1-8)

DU record (7-6)


Up Next: FNU tennis returns to action tomorrow versus Mobile.


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