FRIDAY, MARCH 23, 2012
Women's tennis kicks off conference play with a 1-2 record

The JU women’s tennis team has gone 1-2 so far in conference play with the win coming against USC Upstate.  JU defeated the Spartans 6-1 on March 17.

Djessika Bezerra has led the Dolphins in conference play with a 2-1 individual record.  She defeated USC Upstate’s Hannah Al-Sakati in straight sets 7-5, 6-2. 

The Dolphin’s impressive freshman Aline Staudt won her flight #1 match against Spartan Isabel von Stryk.  She dropped the first set but countered winning the next two to win the match 3-6, 6-2, 6-4.  Staudt and fellow Dolphin Natalia Melibeu teamed up to win in doubles against von Stryk and Talia Rojas 8-2.  Staudt is 1-2 in conference with tough losses against ETSU and UNF’s #1 players. 

Melibeu was also victorious in her individual match against Upstate.  She defeated Rojas in straight sets 6-4, 7-5.

The Dolphins play Stetson next in conference play and will travel to Deland on March 29 to take on the Hatters.