FIU Tennis Downs South Alabama, 4-3
Courtesy: FIUSports.com
          Release: 02/25/2012
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DENTON, Texas (Feb. 25, 2012) --- The FIU women's tennis team defeated the South Alabama Jaguars, 4-3, on Saturday, Feb. 25.

The win snapped a six-game losing skid for the Panthers and improved FIU's record to 2-8 on the season.

South Alabama jumped out to a 1-0 lead after winning the doubles portion of the match as Ramona Ghermani and Mary Angela Martin defeated Giulietta Boha and Karyn Guttormsen, 8-4, and Alina Volman and Mariya Krachok defeated Christine Seredni and Lisa Johnson, 8-6. FIU's Rita Maisak and Sarah McLean won their doubles match over Emily Newton and Chane Hines, 9-8.

Maisak tied the match at 1-1 with her fifth singles victory of the spring season, defeating Volman, 6-2, 6-1. McLean gave the Panthers a 2-1 lead, downing Hines, 6-1, 6-2. FIU made the score 3-1 following Guttormsen's victory over Krachok, 6-3, 6-3. The Panthers clinched the match as Johnson defeated Ghermani, 7-6, 6-4. South Alabama picked up the final two points of the match as Seredni fell to Martin, 2-6, 7-6, 10-6, and Boha lost to Newton, 1-6, 6-4, 6-1.

The Panthers will take on North Texas on Sunday, Feb. 26. The match is slated for 12:00 p.m. ET.

Match Results

FIU 4, South Alabama 3

Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012

Denton, Texas

Maisak/McLean (FIU) def Newton/Hines (USA) 9-8
Ghermani/Martin (USA) def Boha/Guttormsen (FIU) 8-4
Volman/Krachok (USA) def Seredni/Johnson (FIU) 8-6

Maisak (FIU) def. Volman (USA) 6-2 6-1
McLean (FIU) def. Hines (USA) 6-1 6-2
Johnson (FIU) def. Ghermani (USA) 7-6 6-4
Guttormsen (FIU) def. Krachok (USA) 6-3 6-3
Martin (USA) def. Seredni (FIU) 2-6 7-6 10-6
Newton (USA) def. Boha (FIU) 1-6 6-4 6-1

Order of finish
2-3-1

1-2-4-3-6-5

Senior Lisa Johnson scored the match-clinching point with her second singles victory of the season
Senior Lisa Johnson scored the match-clinching point with her second singles victory of the season

Courtesy: Roy Viera
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