Panther Tennis Fights Hard Despite 5-4 Loss the #31 Indianapolis in DII Womens Tennis Action
MELBOURNE, Fla. (women’s tennis) Despite taking the #1, #3 and #4 singles matches verse the nationally ranked Greyhounds of the University of Indianapolis
(2-5), Florida Tech could not pull off another individual win to take one point advantage falling 5-4.
Sophomore Nicole David (Fort Pierce, Fla.) proved victorious in both singles and doubles for the day defeating Melanie Sullivan in a tie breaker set 7-6,
0-6 (10-4) for the win at the #4 spot. David and tandem partner freshman Andrea Madrigal (San Jose, Costa Rica) combined for the lone doubles win 8-3.
Junior Mikaela Horvathova (Bratislava, Slovakia) upset #7 Great Lakes Regional ranked Lindsey Fisher in another tough fought battle in three sets coming
back 2-6, 7-5 (10-4). #6 Regionally ranked Ashley Liles and Fischer defeated #8 regionally ranked pair of Horvathova and Natalia Ramos (San Juan, Puerto
Ramos picked up the final singles win in the #3 spot with a 6-1, 6-4 win over Laura Phillip. Ramos just recently returning to the line-up after two
surgeries over the holiday break has made a slow but efficient come-back.
The Panthers will be back in action tomorrow hosting New Jersey Tech at 1:00 p.m. in a double header with the men’s team who face Northern Illinois.
#31 Indianapolis def. Florida Tech 5-4
Ashley Liles/Lindsey Fischer def. Mikaela Horvathova/ Natalia Ramos (FT) 8-4
Andrea Madrigal/Nicole David (FT) def. Melanie Sullivan/ Jeannie Hartley 8-3
Laura Phillipp/Kristen Volz def. Tania Gay/Aya Nakatsuji (FT) 8-1
Mikaela Horvathova (FT) def. Lindsey Fischer 2-6, 7-5, 10-4
Ashley Liles def. Andrea Madrigal (FT) 6-3, 6-2
Natalie Ramos (FT) def. Laura Phillipp 6-1, 6-4
Nicole David (FT) def. Melanie Sullivan 7-6, 0-6, 10-4
Kristen Volz def. Tania Gay (FT) 6-2, 6-1
Jeannie Hartley def. Aya Nakatsuji (FT) 6-1, 6-0
Notes: #31 in National Poll/ #3 in Great Lakes Regional Poll (3/9/07)
Player Rankings from Fall (11/20/06) the new singles doubles poll comes out next week
Natalia Ramos #12
Ramos/ Mikaela Horvathova #8
Region: Great Lakes
Lindsey Fischer #7
Lindsey Fisher/ Ashley Liles #6