Women’s tennis falls to PBA at home

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Women’s tennis falls to PBA at home. (Feb. 16, 2024)


HIALEAH, Fla. (Feb. 16, 2024) – Florida National University’s women’s tennis team (0-6) was unable to get a much-needed win over the NCAA DII Palm Beach Atlantic University Sailfish (1-4). FNU did conquer the doubles portion of the competition but could not contain PBA’s talent. The Sailfish gained five victories in singles play to earn its first win of the 2024 season.

Doubles play saw FNU take a 1-0 lead with victories from Nadia Abad and Vanessa Simone over Virginia Borja and Alina Hoermann by a score of 6-3. FNU pair Karyna Krykunenko and Chiara Fiorenza posted a win against Frida Alsterhem and her partner by the same score. 

In singles play, FNU’s Krykunenko lost to Jasmine Williams while Calvo dropped her match to Alina Hoermann 1-6 and 1-6. Abad was the only FNU player to gain a victory in singles play, defeating Borja 6-3 and 6-1. Losses from Simone, Reyes and Fiorenza ended FNU’s hopes of a win at home and allowed PBA to head home with a hard-earned win. 


Doubles Competition:

Number one: 

Celeste Deniz Reyes / Natalia Calvo lost to Cecilia Peroni / Jasmine Williams (1-6)

Number two:

Nadia Abad / Vanessa Simone defeated Virginia Borja / Alina Hoermann (6-3)

Number three: 

Karyna Krykunenko / Chiara Fiorenza defeated Frida Alsterhem / Sonya H (6-3)


Singles Competition: 

Karyna Krykunenko lost to Jasmine Williams (2-6, 6-7)

Natalia Calvo lost to Alina Hoermann (1-6, 1-6)

Nadia Abad defeated Virginia Borja (6-3, 6-1)

Vanessa Simone lost to Cecilia Peroni (2-6, 3-6)

Celeste Deniz Reyes lost to Frida Alsterhem (2-6, 3-6)

Chiara Fiorenza lost Sonya H (2-6, 7-6, 7-10)


Up Next: FNU begins Sun Conference play Feb. 28, as Ave Maria University visits Goodlet Park at noon. 

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