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Women's Tennis Beats Bethune-Cookman
Monday, February 23, 2009
Priscillia Villemond picked up a win in both singles and doubles for the Eagles
Priscillia Villemond picked up a win in both singles and doubles for the Eagles

FORT MYERS, Fla. - The Lady Eagles got off to a good start today when the team of Heather St. John and Leah Johnson clinched the doubles point at the #3 position 8-5 against the Bethune Cookman team of Musilova/Halkova.  It wasn't long before junior Eva Sambrano collected her second Division I singles win against Kalkova on court 2 with a score of 6-1, 6-0.  Junior Priscillia Villemond soon followed with a 6-2, 6-2 victory at #1 against Szaboova a hard hitting freshmen this year at BC.  Sophomore Leah Johnson clinched the match against Paez 6-3, 6-3 giving the Lady Eagle's their first win of the season and going up 4-2.  All eyes were on freshman walk-on Brittany Wadsworth as she battled at the #5 position pulling out a 6-3, 6-7 (10), 12-10 win against Jeuleice Ward making the final score 5-2 for the Eagles.  "I am very proud of the way our team fought today" said head coach Jennifer Gabou, " We have had some very close individual matches but for the whole team to show up and give it their all while pulling out the win is huge for this team."

The Eagles are back in action at the FGCU Tennis Complex this Wednesday, February 25th at 2:00 PM against Eastern Michigan.

Final Scores:

Doubles:

1) Villemond/Power def. Musilova/Halkova 8-3

2) Szaboova/Lopez def. Sambrano/Caulk 8-4

3) St. John/Johnson def. Kendrick/Paez 8-5 *

Singles:

1) Villemond def. Szaboova 6-2, 6-2

2) Sambrano def. Kalkova 6-1, 6-0

3) Lopez def. Power 6-1, 6-2

4) Kendrick def. St. John 6-2, 6-3

5) Wadsworth def. Ward 6-3, 6-7 (10), 12-10

6) Johnson def. Paez 6-3, 6-3*

Final score 5-2

*Clinched match