Women's Tennis Defeats Georgia Southern, 5-2

Feb. 10, 2005

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The Jacksonville University women's tennis team took a 5-2 victory over Georgia Southern Thursday afternoon at the Alexander Brest Tennis Center. The Dolphins move to 2-1 on the season, while the Eagles fall to 1-3.

JU won the doubles point, taking wins at the No. 2 and No.3 spots. The Dolphins' team of senior Nisrine Hajbane (Casablanca, Morocco) and freshman Lena Willi (Freiburg, Germany) defeated Charlotte Bruneteax and Kim Wolcott at the second spot, 8-6, while sophomore Emese Sulyos (Szolnok, Hungary) and junior Megan Williams (New Westminster, B.C.) downed Heather Reynolds and Lindsey Marsh, 8-2 at No. 3. The Eagles' Ciara Finucane and Charlotte Bruneteaux picked up a win, beating freshmen Daphne Bourot (Lyon, France) and Dana Antonioli (Bienne, Switzerland), 9-8, at No. 1.

JU took three singles matches early to clinch the match. Williams won a 6-1, 6-0 decision over Marsh at the No. 6 spot, while Hajbane disposed of Reynolds, 6-0, 6-1, at the fourth spot. Antonioli clinched the match with her first collegiate win, downing Wollett, 6-3, 7-5, in No. 5 singles. The Eagles took the next two matches, as Zsakay defeated Bourot, 6-2, 7-5, at the third spot, while Bruneteaux handed Willi her first dual match loss in the super tiebreaker, 6-3, 3-6, 10-8, at the No. 2 position. Sulyos lost the first set, 6-1, to Finucane before rebounding for a 6-2, 6-3 win in three sets.

The Dolphins travel to Boca Raton to take on Florida Atlantic at 11 a.m. on Thurs., Feb. 17.

JU 5, Georgia Southern 2

No. 1: Emese Sulyos d. Ciara Finucane 1-6, 6-2, 6-3
No. 2: Charlotte Bruneteaux d. Lena Willi 6-3, 3-6, 10-8
No. 3: Szilvia Zsakay d. Daphne Bourot 6-2, 7-5
No. 4: Nisrine Hajbane d. Heather Reynolds 6-0, 6-1
No. 5: Dana Antonioli d. Kim Wollett 6-3, 7-5
No. 6: Megan Williams d. Lindsey Marsh 6-1, 6-0

No. 1: Finucane/Zsakay d. Bourot/Antonioli 9-8
No. 2: Hajbane/Willi d. Bruneteaux/Wollett 8-6
No. 3: Sulyos/Williams d. Reynolds/Marsh 8-2