ORLANDO, Fla. - - - The Judson University women's tennis team suffers two losses in their week of matches in Orlando, Flordia. The women's team opened their Spring Break week of action with a close match against Piedmont College. As the doubles matches conclude, the only point the Eagles were able to get was at the No.2 doubles spot held by Michaela Pryde (FR/Melbourne, Australia) and Irina Iacob (SO/Canada). They completely dominated their opponents to easily win 8-3. The other doubles matches were close, but the Eagles did not end on the winning side of the scores. Judson was able to pull off three of the singles matches with wins, but that proved to be short of the additional match needed to win the team victory. The singles winners were Irina Iacob at No.2, Ellen Binnion (FR/Belleville, IL) at No.4, and Abigail Jungles at No.6 singles spots. Binnion and Jungles won in straight sets, but Iacob took her opponent to a third set tie breaker where she stepped up her game to win the match.
After a few hours rest, the Eagles headed to what is deemed to be one of the nicest and newest tennis facilities in the U.S. It is now the home of the USTA National Training Center in Orlando, Florida and is equipped with the new technology of having the ability to live stream all matches. The Eagles faced off against the University of Northwestern - St. Paul Golden Eagles to battle for a spot in the regionals of the NCCAA National Championship series. It was a great opportunity for these two teams to meet up and start the early process of determining our regions representative at the NCCAA Nationals. The UNWSP team has proven to be a strong contender in this region and our ladies all knew this was going to be a tough match on all courts. As much as the ladies battled on every court, they could not find their way to winning any of the matches.
The one newcomer in the lineup for the Eagles was freshman Paulette Romero. "Paulette has stepped up her game and had an unbelievable day of competition", quoted Coach Moment. "Romero has been patiently working on her game and as she enters the doubles and singles lineup. She proved to be the player that will definitely compete this season and it will be exciting to see where her game takes her next."
The Eagles face off against Cedarville University and will be back at the USTA National Tennis Center at 11:30am EST. The matches can still be live streamed on the playsight.com website.