West Palm Beach, Fla. – Lynn University's women's tennis team wrapped up a solid opening weekend of play on Sunday at the PBA Sailfish Invitational. Junior Eliska Petrackova was crowned champion of the #2 singles flight.
INSIDE THE TOURNAMENT:
Event: Sailfish Invitational
Host: Palm Beach Atlantic University
Location: Mitch Gornto Tennis Center | West Palm Beach, Fla.
Tournament Dates: Sept. 14-16
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#1 Doubles Flight
- Both Fighting Knights doubles pairs this weekend lost their opening match on Friday and wrapped up play in the back draw on Sunday.
- Petrackova and Anastacia Parkin picked up a win in their second match on Friday, but fell 8-3 to Saint Leo's Furmaniak/Jurkova in Sunday's fifth-place match.
- Eleonora Liga and Federica Mordegan defeated PBA's Bologay/Reich on Sunday (8-2) to earn seventh place.
#2 Doubles Flight
- Lynn did not have any pairs in the #2 doubles bracket.
#1 Singles Flight
- Liga started strong in singles action on Saturday with two convincing wins, but settled for second place following a 6-4, 6-3 loss in the championship on Sunday to ASA College's Molly Helgesson.
- Mordegan battled Saint Leo's Nina Furmaniak in the top singles flight third-place match, but fell in straight sets (6-3, 6-4).
#2 Singles Flight
- Petrackova capped off a dominant singles performance this weekend with a 6-3, 6-3 victory in the championship match on Sunday, taking down Kristyna Jurkova of Saint Leo.
- Parkin brought home seventh place after defeating PBA's Romina Bolagay on Sunday.
BEYOND THE BOXSCORE:
- Petrackova did not lose a set in any of her three singles matches this weekend.
- Petrackova claimed the first title of her Lynn career.
The Fighting Knights head off to Lakeland, Fla. this weekend for the ITA South Region Tournament.