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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The Cleveland State women's tennis team had their five-match win streak snapped Monday afternoon, falling to North Florida, 4-3.
"I thought we competed well in singles today, we just came up on the wrong end of a 4-3 match," assistant coach Frank Polito said. "Kara, Nicole and Alex Power all had great matches today - each of them pulling out either a tiebreak victory or a three-set win for Nicole. Our doubles needs some work, which will be a focus in practice moving forward, but after we get that worked out I think we will be okay."
After dropping the doubles point, the Vikings made a strong comeback in singles action, but came up just short in the 4-3 decision. Kara Sherwood and Nicole Janek each picked up their second victory of the three-match roadswing, Sherwood at No. 4 singles and Janek at No. 6 singles. Sherwood earned a 6-2, 5-7, 10-5 victory - marking her fourth straight win - while Janek posted her fifth straight win with a 6-3, 3-6, 6-4 decision.
Alex Power also posted a singles victory for CSU, earning a 6-2, 5-7, 10-5 victory at No. 3 singles.
North Florida was able to add to their lead following doubles action with straight set victories at No. 1, No. 2 and No. 5 singles - earning the 4-3 victory.
Cleveland State will close out its Florida roadswing tomorrow (Tuesday, March 12), facing Stetson at 6:00 p.m.
North Florida 4, Cleveland State 3
1. Lorena Aviles/Melanie Aguirre (UNF) def. BUSH, Alex/SHERWOOD, Kara (CSU) 8-5
2. Simona Weymar/Rebeca Pereira (UNF) def. POWER, Alex/LAZARIS, Maria (CSU) 8-1
3. Marina Cunningham/Taylor Hollander (UNF) def. ORANGE, Mathilde/JANEK, Nicole (CSU) 8-1
1. Lorena Aviles (UNF) def. Orange, Mathilde (CSU) 6-2, 6-0
2. Simona Weymar (UNF) def. BUSH, Alex (CSU) 6-0, 6-1
3. Power, Alex (CSU) def. Taylor Hollander (UNF) 6-2, 5-7,10-5
4. Sherwood, Kara (CSU) def. Melanie Aguirre (UNF) 6-2, 7-6 (4)
5. Marina Cunningham (UNF) def. Lazaris, Maria (CSU) 6-4, 6-3
6. Janek, Nicole (CSU) def. Mariella Calderon (UNF) 6-3, 3-6, 6-4