Lee Tennis Team Loses Weekend Matches

Sunday, March 30, 2014
The Lee University Women's Tennis team took on three teams in the top 16 of NCAA Division II and were defeated in all three.  The matches were played at the Ralph "Skeeter" Carson Tennis Complex on the University of West Florida campus.

The Lady Flames (3-10, 2-6 GSC) faced conference foes Valdosta State University and West Florida on Saturday and stepped out of conference to face Nova Southeastern University on Sunday.  Lee fell 6-0 to No. 15 Valdosta State, 9-0 to No. 9 West Florida and 5-0 to No.
16 Nova Southeastern.

The Lady Flames return home to face Delta State University on Friday, April 4. The GSC match is scheduled for 1 p.m.

No. 16 Nova Southeastern 5, Lee 0
The Sharks (13-5) won all three doubles matches and two singles matches to earn the victory in the shortened non-conference match.

Tonya McGraner and Maclain Yowarsky fell to Alex Kaeser and Sabrina Kierberg, 8-4, at No. 1 doubles. Juliet Serabian and Linda Kornienko defeated Kelsey Lovingood and Annie Sandberg, 8-1. At No. 2 doubles, Jodie Rice and Krista Good were beaten 8-0 by Alex Johansson and Carlee Rizzolo.

Morgan Friedlander won two games from Alex Kaeser at No. 6 singles, while Yowarsky lost 6-0, 6-0 to Rizzolo.

No. 9 West Florida 9, Lee 0
The Argonauts (13-4. 6-0 GSC) lost one point in claiming a 3-0 lead after the doubles competition and claimed straight-set wins in all six singles matches, winning 72 of the 81 games.

No. 15 Valdosta State 6, Lee 0
The Blazers (8-2, 4-0 GSC) won the three doubles matches by a combined 24-3 score to take a 3-0 lead, then won the No. 4, No. 5 and No. 6 singles matches to post the time-shortened match.

At No. 4 singles, Rice lost her first set to Sabrina Schmidt 6-0 before fighting back in the second set. Schmidt held Rice off to win the second set 6-4.

#16 Nova Southeastern University 5, Lee University 0
Singles competition
1. Alexandra Johansson (NSU) vs. Tonya McGraner (LU) unfinished
2. Carlee Rizzolo (NSU) def. Maclain Yowarsky (LU) 6-0, 6-0
3. Linda Kornienko (NSU) vs. Annie Sandberg (LU) unfinished
4. Bianca Roberts (NSU) vs. Jodie Rice (LU) unfinished
5. Iryna Serdyuk (NSU) vs. Krista Good (LU) unfinished
6. Alex Kaeser (NSU) def. Morgan Friedlander (LU) 6-2, 6-0

Doubles competition
1. Alex Kaeser/Sabrina Kierberg (NSU) def. Tonya McGraner/Maclain Yowarsky (LU) 8-4
2. Alexandra Johansson/Carlee Rizzolo (NSU) def. Jodie Rice/Krista Good (LU) 8-0
3. Juliet Serabian/Linda Kornienko (NSU) def. Kelsey Lovingood/Annie Sandberg (LU) 8-1


#9 West Florida 9, Lee University 0
Singles competition
1. #6 Monika Kochanova (UWFW) def. Tonya McGraner (LU) 6-0, 6-1
2. Laure-Eline Faure (UWFW) def. Maclain Yowarsky (LU) 6-0, 6-0
3. Kat Dikosavljevic (UWFW) def. Annie Sandberg (LU) 6-1, 6-1
4. Francesca Fanchin (UWFW) def. Jodie Rice (LU) 6-1, 6-1
5. Lisa May (UWFW) def. Krista Good (LU) 6-1, 6-1
6. Gabriela Fernandez (UWFW) def. Morgan Friedlander (LU) 6-2, 6-0

Doubles competition
1. Fernanda Amaral/Nina Bubelova (UWFW) def. Tonya McGraner/Maclain Yowarsky (LU) 8-0
2. Kat Dikosavljevic/Francesca Fanchin (UWFW) def. Jodie Rice/Krista Good (LU) 8-0
3. Lisa May/Sarai Flores (UWFW) def. Kelsey Lovingood/Annie Sandberg (LU) 8-1


#15 Valdosta State 6, Lee University 0
Singles competition
1. Michelle Fischer (VSUWT) vs. Tonya McGraner (LU) unfinished
2. Laura Ubeda (VSUWT) vs. Maclain Yowarsky (LU) unfinished
3. Jennifer Rink (VSUWT) vs. Annie Sandberg (LU) unfinished
4. Sabrina Schmidt (VSUWT) def. Jodie Rice (LU) 6-0, 6-4
5. Julianna Boehm (VSUWT) def. Krista Good (LU) 6-0, 6-0
6. Joanna Lario (VSUWT) def. Morgan Friedlander (LU) 6-1, 6-0

Doubles competition
1. Michelle Fischer/Sabrina Schmidt (VSUWT) def. Tonya McGraner/Maclain Yowarsky (LU) 8-2
2. Jennifer Rink/Jessica Tuggle (VSUWT) def. Krista Good/Jodie Rice (LU) 8-0
3. Julianna Boehm/Laura Ubeda (VSUWT) def. Kelsey Lovingood/Annie Sandberg (LU) 8-1

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