No. 28 FGCU women's tennis downs Division I foe
Wednesday, March 15, 2006
FORT MYERS, Fla. – The #28 Florida Gulf Coast University Eagles women’s tennis team defeated a Division I foe in George Washington University by a score of 5-4. With the win Wednesday afternoon the Eagles improve to 6-3. The Eagles took two out of three matches in doubles play as the #2 and #3 seeded pairs were victorious. Junior Krista Polulak (Sarasota, FL) and sophomore Maria Maggiorini (Buenos Aires, Argentina) defeated George Washington’s Tracy Stecko and Kendall Swenson 8-4 at #2 doubles. FGCU sophomores Lydia Diaz Galindo (Seville, Spain) and Brett Kinley (Boynton Beach, FL) were also successful as they upended Mara Frisch and Maduri Jah in a long match at #3 doubles. It took an extra set to get the victory as the pair won by a score of 9-8(8). Top seeded sophomore, #48 Maria Braniecka (Piotrowek, Poland) defeated Anastasia Skavronskala in straight sets. She improves to 5-4 in singles play. Maggiorini and freshman Joanne Power (Dublin, Ireland) also won their #2 and #6 seed singles matches. It took 3 sets for Maggiorini while Power was able to defeat her opponent in straight sets. Florida Gulf Coast University’s women’s tennis will host South Region foe Florida Southern, ranked No. 21, on Saturday afternoon at the FGCU Tennis Complex. Florida Southern comes in with a record of 6-4 for the year.