Women's Tennis Overpowers Saint Leo
Sunday, March 19, 2006
FORT MYERS, Fla. – The No. 28 Florida Gulf Coast University women’s tennis team picked up its third straight win with a 9-0 shutout of Saint Leo University on Sunday afternoon. FGCU improves to 8-3 overall. For the second straight day, six Eagles picked up a pair of wins each, as FGCU picked up its sixth shutout of the season. The Eagles lost just one game in winning the three pro-set doubles matches and lost just eight games in the six singles matches. Sophomores Maria Braniecka (Piotrowek, Poland) and Jonalea Hileman (Fort Worth, Texas) won 8-0 at No. 1 doubles and then came through with victories at No. 1 and No. 3 singles respectively. Sophomore Maria Maggiorini (Buenos Aires, Argentina) and junior Krista Polulak (Sarasota, Fla.) had similar success, teaming up for an 8-1 win at No. 2 doubles and picking up wins at No. 2 and No. 5 singles, respectively. Maggiorini picked up her eight dual match singles win of the spring while Braniecka, Hileman and Kinley have each won seven matches. The doubles tandem of Polulak and Maggiorini improved to 9-2 while Braniecka and Hileman are now 8-3. Sophomores Lydia Diaz-Galindo (Seville, Spain) and Brett Kinley (Boynton Beach, Fla.) also collected a pair of victories in No. 4 and No. 6 singles as well as an 8-0 win at the No. 3 doubles position. FGCU will host No. 26 Drury University on Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the FGCU Tennis Complex.