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FAU Women’s Tennis Rallies to Defeat Michigan State


FAU Women’s Tennis Rallies to Defeat Michigan State

Winning the final two singles matches, the Florida Atlantic University women’s tennis team rallied to score an important 4-2 victory over Michigan State University of the Big Ten Conference early Saturday afternoon in Orlando, Fla.  The victory was the second straight match triumph and improved the Owls’ record 2-2 on the season.

FAU started slowly dropping two of the three doubles matches – earning Michigan State the single doubles match point.  However, the team quickly seized momentum with straight-set victories in four of the five singles matches, breaking a 2-2 dual match tie.

“After losing the doubles point I was extremely proud of the girls’ effort to battle back and pick up a big victory,” said Women’s Tennis Head Coach Marcy Hora-Cava.

Pushing the Owls over the top were back-to-back victories by sophomores Erika Mrazkova and Justine Humair.  Mrazkova edged out a hard fought 6-4, 6-4 victory at the No. 4 singles position, while Humair had an impressive 6-3 and 6-4 victory over the Spartans’ No. 1 singles player.

FAU other two points came from junior Virginia Augustin, who had a 6-0, 6-3 victory at No. 6 singles to improve her record to 4-1 on the season; and freshman Natasha Basma, who recorded her first career singles victory with a 6-2, 6-4 win at No. 5 singles.

“It was nice to see Natasha Basma get her first collegiate victory and feel good about the match she played,” said Hora-Cava.

Sophomore Cassie Bergeson participated in two matches – at No. 3 singles and No. 2 doubles (with classmate Humair) – that weren’t completed because the Owls had assured themselves of the match victory.

The Owls will conclude the busy afternoon with a match against University of Central Florida.

Source: FAU Media Relations
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