Women’s tennis falls in spring opener versus NSU

FNU women's tennis final graphic. (02-01-23)
FNU women’s tennis final graphic. (02-01-23)


DAVIE, Fla. (Feb. 1, 2023)For the second time in program history, Florida National University’s women’s tennis team fell 7-0 to the Sharks of Nova Southeastern University. The ITF’s No. 2 ranked Sharks executed a dominant sweep over a fiery Conquistador squad looking to pull an upset at the NSU Tennis Complex at Rolling Hills.

NSU captured the first point of the day with a solid win in doubles play after FNU’s Fabiola Bsereni and Pirada Suwanrak lost to NSU’s Diane Follin-Arbelet and Eva Goncharov (3-6)

Vanessa Simone and Nadia Abad fell to graduate students Karolina Snita and Julie Razafindranaly (1-6). Sofia Victoria Pera and Salome Sierra fell to Shark duo Kashmira Manohar and  Kayla Solagnier (3-6).

In the singles portion of the meet, FNU put up a valiant performance despite losing all six matches. Notably, Suwanrak nearly pushed her match to three sets, before falling 0-4 in the tiebreaker to Manohar (1-6, 6-7 [0-4]). Sierra looked primed to pull off a victory but lost a thrilling match to Goncharov (1-6, 6-4, 3-10).

Singles Competition: 

Sofia Victoria Pera falls to Julie Razafindranaly (2-6, 0-6)

Vanessa Simone falls to Diane Follin-Arbelet (2-6, 2-6)

Pirada Suwanrak falls to Kashmira Manohar (1-6, 6-7 [0-4])

Vera Hoekstra falls to Karolina Snita (1-6, 1-6)

Salome Sierra falls to Eva Goncharov (1-6, 6-4, 3-10)

Nadia Abad falls to Kayla Solagnier (1-6, 1-6)


Up Next: FNU women’s tennis returns to action Friday versus Rollins College.


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