SATURDAY, MARCH 19, 2011
Women’s tennis rolls past Mercer for conference victory
Following a close loss from the previous day, the JU women’s tennis team regained momentum with a stellar 6-1 win over Mercer in an Atlantic Sun meeting on Saturday at the Keith Watson Family Tennis Complex.

JU posted wins in five of six singles matches and swept the three doubles meetings for the additional team point to move to 11-4 and 2-3 in ASun play. Mercer fell to 2-11 and is 0-6 in conference play.

Senior Eve Castaing won her fifth individual match in a row and moved to a Dolphins-best 13-2 after defeating Mercer’s Jennifer Lada, 6-1, 6-0, from the first-singles slot. Freshman Gabriela Bartos also cruised from the second singles spot, winning, 6-2, 6-1 to improve to 11-4 with her fourth consecutive singles victory.

Fellow freshman Flavia Nagayama also recorded a straight-sets win, recording a 6-0, 6-2 decision over Aurelie de Montjou in third singles. Freshman Virginia Iwinski and junior Veronique Spencer rounded out singles play with wins.

JU also won three doubles matches by a combined score of 24-8, handing the Dolphins the additional team point to help the squad win for the fourth time in the past five matches.

The Dolphins will continue conference play on Friday when it travels to Nashville, Tenn. to face Belmont at 2 p.m.