Women's Tennis loses tough match to Div. I Toledo
Thursday, March 09, 2006
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FORT MYERS, Fla. – The Florida Gulf Coast University women’s tennis team lost a tough battle to Division I University of Toledo Thursday afternoon 3-6. The Eagles now have a record of 5-2 on the year. Sophomore Maria Braniecka (Piotrowek, Poland) who is ranked #48 in the nation lost in two sets to Myriam Cueva of the University of Toledo. After winning the first set 6-1, sophomore Maria Maggiorini (Buenos Aires, Argentina) could not hold off Eunice Paravicini as she came back to win the next two sets. Jonalea Hileman, a junior from Fort Worth, Texas, was the only member of the women’s tennis team to pull off a singles win. She defeated Vivian Rivero in two sets 6-4 and 6-4 in the third seed slot. In doubles play, Braniecka and Hileman defeated the top seeded Paravicini and Cueva of Toledo in a grueling tie-breaker match 9-8 (4). Junior Krista Polulak (Sarasota, Fla.) and Maggiorini beat Toledo’s Rivero and Jenny Belsky to improve to 8-1 on the year in # 2 seed doubles. The Florida Gulf Coast University women’s tennis team takes on Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida Tuesday afternoon. The Eagles are back at the FGCU Tennis Complex Wednesday for a match with Division I foe George Washington University.