Lions Make Easy Work of Palm Beach Atlantic as they Conclude Regular Season
SAINT LEO, Fla. – The seventh-ranked Saint Leo women's tennis team made easy work of the No. 36 Palm Beach Atlantic Sailfish on Saturday afternoon at the Saint Leo Tennis Center, earning a clean 9-0 sweep over their regional opponent. The Lions close out their regular season slate with a record of 17-4, while PBA drops to a mark of 14-8.
Laura Kemkes and Anastasia Wagner earned an 8-1 win over Veena Vasquez and Yoanna Peshev in the top doubles seed, while Adrianna Daszkiewicz and Maria Benkirane picked up an 8-2 win over Jessica Wharton and Maja Jovic at No. 2 doubles. Coralie Pesenti and Paula Montoya defeated Leyla Taracena and Maria Jimenez by a final score of 8-1 in the No. 3 slot to help give the Lions a 3-0 advantage heading into singles action.
Pesenti continued her success into singles, taking down No. 49 Vasquez by a tally of 6-3, 6-1 in the top seed. No. 47 Wagner picked up a 7-5, 6-1 victory over Peshev in the No. 2 slot, while Kemkes defeated Wharton 6-3, 6-1 in the third flight.
Benkirane earned an easy 6-0, 6-0 victory over Vilja Vahatalo in the No. 4 seed, while Montoya forced Jovic to retire in the No. 5 slot after a 4-6, 6-2, 7-3 battle.
Daszkiewicz took the sixth flight as she defeated Liddy Robinson 6-0, 6-0, helping Saint Leo earn its second sweep of the season.
The Saint Leo women's tennis team returns to action in the Sunshine State Conference Championship Tournament. For news on pairings, dates, and locations, visit SaintLeoLions.com.
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