#38 Palm Beach Atlantic Defeats Stonehill, 9-0

Sophomore Bailey Paradiso fell in three sets at No. 2 singles.

Sailfish snap Skyhawks five match winning streak 

ORLANDO, Fla. (March 10, 2014) – Palm Beach Atlantic University, ranked 38th in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Division II poll, claimed a 9-0 victory over Stonehill College, ranked sixth in the ITA East Regional rankings, in non-conference women's tennis action at Lake Cane Tennis Center this morning.

Junior Veena Vasquez (Boynton Beach, Fla./Spanish River) and freshman Yoanna Peshev (Auckland, New Zealand) led Palm Beach Atlantic to the win as double-winners at the top of the ladder. Stonehill sophomore Bailey Paradiso (Birmingham, Mich./Marian) won the first set off Peshev at No. 2 singles before she rallied to win the final two sets 6-1, 6-0 to snap Paradiso's personal seven match winning streak. Vasquez claimed a 6-2, 6-0 win at No. 1 singles over sophomore Kirsti Toegemann (Narragansett, R.I./The Lincoln School), the 20th-ranked singles player in the East Region by the ITA. Vasquez and Peshev also posted an 8-2 decision over Toegemann and Paradiso, the tenth ranked team in the East Region, at No. 1 doubles.

Stonehill junior Meryl Lawrence (North Scituate, R.I./Mount Saint Charles Academy) also battled PBA senior Jessica Wharton (Copley, Ohio/Copley) within a break in each set before falling 6-4, 6-4 at No. 3 singles.

Stonehill (8-2, 5-0 NE-10) returns to the courts tomorrow when it faces Minnesota State University-Mankato at Fort Gatlin Tennis Center in Orlando at 12:30 p.m. The Skyhawks next home match is Thursday, March 20, when they host Assumption College at 3 p.m. Palm Beach Atlantic (7-5) plays Aquinas College tomorrow at noon.

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#38 Palm Beach Atlantic 9, Stonehill 0


1. Veena Vasquez (PBAW) def. Kirsti Toegemann (STO) 6-2, 6-0

2. Yoanna Peshev (PBAW) def. Bailey Paradiso (STO) 5-7, 6-1, 6-0

3. Jessica Wharton (PBAW) def. Meryl Lawrence (STO) 6-4, 6-4

4. Vilja Vahatalo (PBAW) def. Analise Kump (STO) 6-4, 6-2

5. Maja Jovic (PBAW) def. Kaitlyn Martin (STO) 6-4, 6-3

6. Liddy Robinson (PBAW) def. Olivia Schneider (STO) 6-2, 6-2


1. Veena Vasquez/Yoanna Peshev (PBAW) def. Kirsti Toegemann/Bailey Paradiso (STO) 8-2

2. Jessica Wharton/Maja Jovic (PBAW) def. Analise Kump/Kaitlyn Martin (STO) 8-0

3. Vilja Vahatalo/Liddy Robinson (PBAW) def. Meryl Lawrence/Olivia Schneider (STO) 8-3

 * - doubles matches played first  

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