Florida Tech Panthers Perfect On Day One of Coastal Georgia Fall Invitational
By Space Coast Daily // October 3, 2015
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Florida Tech women’s tennis had little trouble during the opening day of the Coastal Georgia Fall Invitational on Friday, rolling to straight-sets victories in all six matches at the Jekyll Island Tennis Center.
Playing on a somewhat unfamiliar surface, assistant coach Ken Obermeier was extremely pleased with what he saw from his Panther team.
“The girls were able to make the adjustment today to the clay courts in solid fashion,” he said. “All their hard work the past few weeks allowed them to dominate their opponents.”
Alahna Reto got things started in the first flight, topping Alexandria Silver of Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College 6-3, 6-3. Mariana Castaneiras was victorious in flight 2, taking down the unattached Monika Polakovic 6-0, 6-1.
In flight 3, Jessica Widmark bested Coastal Georgia’s Linsey Lawing in her home tournament 6-4, 6-3. Flavia Zisi Tegou rounded things out in flight 4, making quick work of McHenry County College’s Haley Jarvis-Walsh 6-0, 6-0.
It was more of the same in doubles competition as FIT cruised to a pair of 8-2 wins. Reto and Castaneiras teamed up to upend Freja Rasmussen and Samantha Lasslett of Coastal Georgia, while Widmark and Zisi Tegou defeated Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College’s Taylor Whitehead and Amanda Thomas.
The Panthers are back in action on the coast of the Peach State on Saturday and will complete the Coastal Georgia Fall Invitational on Sunday.
Alahna Reto def. Alexandria Silver (Abraham Baldwin Argricultural College) 6-3, 6-3
Mariana Castaneiras def. Monika Polakovic (unattached) 6-0, 6-1
Jessica Widmark def. Linsey Lawing (College of Coastal Georgia) 6-4, 6-3
Flavia Zisi def. Haley Jarvis-Walsh (McHenry County College) 6-0, 6-0
Reto/Castaneiras def. Freja Rasmussen/Samantha Lasslett (College of Coastal Georgia) 8-2
Jessica Widmark/Flavia Zisi def. Taylor Whitehead/Amanda Thomas (Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College) 8-2