Boca Raton, Fla.- UAlbany Tennis fell to Florida Atlantic University, 6-1, on Tuesday, March 13 at Patch Reef Park. The Great Danes' Rocio Lopez Alberca was able to win her third singles match of the season in straight sets against Justine Humair, 6-4,6-2 and win in the doubles match with her partner Livia Gherman in the No. 1 doubles. UAlbany will look forward to Cleveland State on Friday, March 16 to cap of its spring break trip.
The Great Danes in the doubles play look to put up a fight for the doubles point with a win from No. 1 doubles Lopez/Gherman. UAlbany would fall in the doubles point match clincher which featured Kirsten Scoot/Cheryl Kukkonen in the No. 2 doubles, 8-6, to FAU's Justine Humair/Natasha Basma.
UAlbany would lose the match outright, falling in the No. 5, No. 3 and No. 6 singles to give Florida Atlantic the match. Rocio Lopez Alberca would win her match in the No. 1 singles in straight sets.
Florida Atlantic 6, UALBANY 1
1. Lopez-Gherman (UA) def. Ryan-Tomascewicz (FAU) 8-5
2. Colton-Paul (FAU) def. Scott-Kukkonen (UA) 8-6 *
3. Ene-Phillips (FAU) def. Iannone-Brooks (UA) 8-1
Order of finish: 3,1,2.
* Doubles point clincher.
1. Rocio Lopez (UA) def. Justine Humair (FAU) 6-4,6-2
2. Marlene Ryan (FAU) def. Livia Gherman(UA) 6-1,3-6,1-0 (6)
3. Natasha Basma (UA) def. Kirsten Scott (UA) 6-3,6-1
4. Cassie Bergeson (UA) def. Cheryl Kukkonen (FAU) 3-6,6-4, 1-0 (5)
5. Catalina Ene (FAU) def. Aubrey Brooks (UA) 6-0,6-0
6. Natalia Tomascewicz (FAU) def. Sarah Iannone (UA) 6-0,6-4 $
Order of finish: 5,3,6,1,4,2
UALBANY RECORDS: 7-5 (overall); 0-2 (AmericaEast)