March 14, 2012
Contact: Renee Adam
The Vikings came out strong against the Owls, taking all three doubles matches to earn the first point of the contest. At No. 1 doubles, Catrine Bjerrehus and Alex Power collected an 8-7 (4) victory, while Nicole Janek and Maria Lazaris posted an 8-6 win at the No. 2 spot and Mengdi Liu and Kara Sherwood claimed an 8-6 (6) win at No. 3 doubles.
CSU was only able to post two singles victories against Florida Atlantic, as Janek posted one at No. 4 singles and Liu posted one at the No. 6 spot. Janek, who has a team-best 11-3 record this spring, battled for a 7-5, 7-5 victory over FAU's Cassie Bergeson. Liu extended her singles win streak to four matches Wednesday, as she picked up a 7-5, 6-1 victory over Natalia Tomaszewicz.
The Vikings came up just short in the other four singles matches, including Power, who dropped a three-set decision at the No. 5 spot (6-4, 4-6, 6-0). Bjerrehus gave the Owls all they could handle at No. 1 singles, dropping a close 6-4, 7-5 match, while Sherwood came up short in a 6-4, 6-4 decision at the No. 3 spot.
Cleveland State will close out its spring training trip tomorrow (Thursday, March 15) when they face Albany at 2:00 p.m.
Florida Atlantic 4, CSU 3
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