PENSACOLA, Fla. – The No. 5 University of West Florida women’s tennis team (7-4, 3-0 GSC) defeated Gulf South Conference foe West Alabama (7-5, 3-1 GSC), 9-0, today at the Ralph “Skeeter” Carson Tennis Center on the UWF campus. UWF has won four straight matches.
UWF swept doubles. Caitlyn Baines (Ft. Walton Beach) and Taylor Brewster (Fergus, Ontario) recorded an 8-2 victory over Angy Cuellar and Courtney McDonald at the No. 1 position. Baines and Brewster make up the No. 5 doubles tandem in the south region. At the No. 2 line, Jacqueline March (Santa Rosa Beach) and Luiza Sonnervig (Sao Paulo, Brazil) teamed to defeat Emily Gerding and Katy Shoptaugh, 8-2. Yana Bokareva (Moscow, Russia) and Mariana Sonnervig (Sao Paulo, Brazil) defeated Natalia Cardenas and Dasha Popova, 8-4, at the No. 3 position.
Naomi Higa (Córdoba, Argentina) made the score 4-0 when she blanked McDonald, 6-0, 6-0, at the No. 6 singles position. Luiza Sonnervig recorded a 6-1, 6-0 victory over Gerding at No. 3 to clinch the victory for UWF. March defeated Shoptaugh, 6-2, 6-1, at the No. 4 line. At the No. 2 position, Bokareva tallied a 6-1, 6-4 victory over Cardenas. Brewster defeated Cuellar in straight sets, 6-4, 6-3, at No. 1. Hannah Durham (Hammond, La.) defeated Popova, 6-3, 6-2, in the final match to give UWF the 9-0 victory.
UWF will play its next four matches at home. The Argonaut women will return to the courts tomorrow to host BYU-Hawaii, the No. 2 team in the nation, at 2 p.m. On March 11th, UWF will host No. 20 Central Oklahoma. The Argos will wrap up the homestand with a doubleheader on March 12th as they host Alabama-Huntsville at noon and No. 18 Cameron at 3 p.m. All of these matches will be played at the Ralph “Skeeter” Carson Tennis Complex on the UWF campus. Results and recaps from all of these matches will be available on GoArgos.com.
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No. 5 University of West Florida 9, West Alabama 0
#1 Taylor Brewster (UWF) def. Angy Cuellar (UWA) 6-4, 6-3
#2 Yana Bokareva (UWF) def. Natalia Cardenas (UWA) 6-1, 6-4
#3 Luiza Sonnervig (UWF) def. Emily Gerding (UWA) 6-1, 6-0
#4 Jacqueline March (UWF) def. Katy Shoptaugh (UWA) 6-2, 6-1
#5 Hannah Durham (UWF) def. Dasha Popova (UWA) 6-3, 6-2
#6 Naomi Higa (UWF) def. Courtney McDonald (UWA) 6-0, 6-0
#1 Caitlyn Baines/Taylor Brewster (UWF) def. Angy Cuellar/Courtney McDonald (UWA) 8-2
#2 Jacqueline March/Luiza Sonnervig (UWF) def. Emily Gerding/Katy Shoptaugh (UWA) 8-2
#3 Yana Bokareva/Mariana Sonnervig (UWF) def. Natalia Cardenas/Dasha Popova (UWA) 8-4
West Alabama 7-5, 3-1 GSC
University of West Florida 7-4, 3-0 GSC; National ranking #5; Regional ranking #3
Order of finish: Doubles (2,1,3); Singles (6,3,4,2,1,5)