SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2011
Women’s tennis stays undefeated with win over Hampton
No JU player lost more than three games in a single set as the Dolphins women’s tennis team posted a 7-0 win over Hampton University on Saturday morning at the Keith Watson Family Tennis Complex.

The Dolphins improved to 3-0 on the season and have beaten Bethune-Cookman, Florida A&M and Hampton by a combined score of 19-2. In all, JU dropped just 16 games total in six singles and three doubles matches to Hampton; winning for the third straight time at home to open the new campaign.

Freshman Flavia Nagayama continued to surge, improving to 3-0 through her first three collegiate singles matches after trouncing Beranese Myers, 6-1, 6-0. Nagayama has lost just three games total in her trio of straight-set victories, never losing more than two games in a single set thus far.

Fellow freshman Gabriela Bartos also impressed, beating Tabita Daolio, 6-1, 6-0 in second singles play. Bartos also teamed with Eve Castaing for a 8-3 doubles win.

Castaing showed senior leadership at first singles, beating Renee Henry, 6-3, 6-0. Freshman Natalia Melibeu, who early teamed with Nagayama for a doubles win, won her singles match, 6-1, 6-1.

Junior Virginia Iwinski looked sharp from the fifth singles spot, recording a 6-1, 6-0 win to improve to 3-0 on her season. Junior Veronique Spencer rounded out the win, cruising, 6-2, 6-1 past Danielle Butler.

JU will next be on action on Friday, Feb. 18 when it hosts Savannah State. Match times are set for 2 p.m.