Women's Tennis Falls in Atlantic Sun Opener at Florida Atlantic, 5-2

Feb. 17, 2005

BOCA RATON, Fla. - Freshmen Lena Willi (Freiburg, Germany) and Dana Antonioli (Bienne, Switzerland) picked up singles wins, but sophomore Emese Sulyos (Szolnok, Hungary) lost the first singles match in a dual setting as the Dolphins dropped a 5-2 decision at Florida Atlantic in both team's first Atlantic Sun Conference match of the year.

Sulyos, who falls to 21-1 in singles action in dual matches, won the first set, 6-1, before falling 6-1, 6-4 to Alena Dvorakova. Sulyos now owns a 28-2 singles record.

The Dolphin team of senior Nisrine Hajbane (Casablanca, Morocco) and Willi downed Veronika Koksova and Claudia Kecht at the second spot, 8-6, but JU lost the other two doubles matches to drop the point. Dvorakova and Elodie Wendling downed freshmen Daphne Bourot (Lyon, France) and Antonioli, 8-3, at No. 1, while Sulyos and junior Megan Williams (New Westminster, B.C.) fell to the Owls' Krystel Borg and Katherine Bartnik, 8-3 in No. 3 doubles action to go down 1-0 in the match.

JU (2-2, 0-1 A-Sun) tied up the match, 1-1, when Koksova retired down a set to Willi at the No. 2 spot. Florida Atlantic (1-1, 1-0 A-Sun) would then take the match with wins at the third, fourth and sixth positions. Borg downed Bourot, 6-3, 6-3, at No. 3, while Bartnik took a 6-2, 6-3 decision over Hajbane at the fourth spot. The Owls' Pia Terol beat Williams, 6-1, 6-2, at No. 6 to clinch the win. Antonioli got JU's last point, beating Kecht, 6-4, 6-4, at the fifth spot.

The Dolphins continue A-Sun play in Orlando against UCF on Tuesday, Feb. 22 at 2 p.m.

Florida Atlantic 5, JU 2

No. 1: Alena Dvorakova (FAU) d. Emese Sulyos (JU) 1-6, 6-1, 6-4
No. 2: Lena Willi (JU) d. Veronika Koksova (FAU) 6-4, ret.
No. 3: Krystel Borg (FAU) d. Daphne Bourot (JU) 6-3, 6-3
No. 4: Katherine Bartnik (FAU) d. Nisrine Hajbane (JU) 6-2, 6-3
No. 5: Dana Antonioli (JU) d. Claudia Kecht (FAU) 6-4, 6-4
No. 6: Pia Terol (FAU) d. Megan Williams (JU) 6-1, 6-0

No. 1: Dvorakova/Elodie Wendling (FAU) d. Bourot/Antonioli (JU) 8-3
No. 2: Hajbane/Willi (JU) d. Koksova/Kecht (FAU) 8-6
No. 3: Borg/Bartnik (FAU) d. Sulyos/Williams (JU) 8-2