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
1. Bjerrehus/Power (CSU) def. Phillips/Tomaszewicz (FAU), 8-7 (4)
2. Janek/Lazaris (CSU) def. Mrazkova/Basma (FAU), 8-6
3. Liu/Sherwood (CSU) def. Briggs/Humair (FAU), 8-6 (6)
1. HUMAIR, Justine (FAU) def. Bjerrehus, Catrine (CSU) 6-4, 7-5
2. RYAN, Marlene (FAU) def. Lazaris, Maria (CSU) 6-1, 6-4
3. BASMA, Natasha (FAU) def. Sherwood, Kara (CSU) 6-4, 6-4
4. Janek, Nicole (CSU) def. BERGESON, Cassie (FAU) 7-5, 7-5
5. ENE, Catalina (FAU) def. Power, Alex (CSU) 6-4, 4-6, 6-0
6. Liu, Mengdi (CSU) def. TOMASZEWICZ, Natalia (FAU) 7-5, 6-1