Women's Tennis Downs Utah, 4-3

March 15, 2005

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Freshman Lena Willi (Freiburg, Germany) led four Dolphins that won singles matches to propel the JU women's tennis team to a 4-3 win over Utah Tuesday afternoon at the Alexander Brest Tennis Courts. The Dolphins improve to 6-8 on the year, while the Utes fall to 8-7.

JU lost the doubles point, with Courts No. 1 and 2 completing play. The Utes' Elizabeth Farris and Allison Hansen took a 8-6 win over JU's top pairing of senior Nisrine Hajbane (Casablanca, Morocco) and Willi. Dolphin freshmen Dana Antonioli (Bienne, Switzerland) and Daphne Bourot (Lyon, France) dropped a 8-1 decision to Whitney Eber and Emily Kwok at No. 2. The third doubles match was suspended due to time constraints.

The Dolphins fell behind 2-0 as Cinthia Saucedo downed junior Megan Williams (New Westminster, B.C), 6-0, 6-2, before JU turned the tide. Willi took a 6-1, 6-1 win at No. 2 over Eber, while Hajbane dispatched Cheyenne Reveche, 6-0, 6-4, at the fourth spot. JU sophomore Emese Sulyos (Szolnok, Hungary) won a 6-4, 6-1 decision over Ferris at the first position, with Antonioli clinching the match with a 6-2, 6-4 triumph over Hansen. Bourot lost the final match of the day in a super tiebreaker, 4-6, 6-1, 10-3, to Kwok at No. 3. It was the first match the Dolphins have won this season without winning the doubles point.

The Dolphins play their third match in three days as they face Houston Wednesday afternoon at 1 p.m. at the Alexander Brest Tennis Courts.

JU 4, Utah 3

No. 1: Emese Sulyos (JU) d. Elizabeth Farris (Utah) 6-4, 6-1
No. 2: Lena Willi (JU) d. Whitney Eber (Utah) 6-1, 6-1
No. 3: Emily Kwok (Utah) d. Daphne Bourot (JU) 4-6, 6-1, 10-3
No. 4: Nisrine Hajbane (JU) d. Cheyenne Reveche (Utah) 6-0, 6-4
No. 5: Dana Antonioli (JU) d. Allison Hansen (Utah) 6-2, 6-0
No. 6: Cinthia Saucedo (Utah) d. Megan Williams (JU) 6-0, 6-2

No. 1: Hansen/Farris (Utah) d. Hajbane/Willi (JU) 8-6
No. 2: Eber/Kwok (Utah) d. Antonioli/Bourot (JU) 8-1
No. 3: Sulyos/Williams (JU) vs. Reveche/Saucedo (Utah) Suspended