Thursday, May 12, 2011

Lady Pirates Finish Off Warriors, 5-0

The three-time defending DII national champion Armstrong Atlantic State University Lady Pirates are onto the semifinals! With two singles wins, the No. 4-ranked Lady Pirates blanked the No. 5-ranked Warriors of Hawai'i Pacific on Thursday afternoon.

In No. 3 singles, Armstrong's Aleksandra Filipovski was leading the Warriors' Celina Goetti, 2-1, in the first set, but the elements forced Goetti to retire during the changeover, giving the Lady Pirates a quick fourth point.

Tina Ronel then finished off a straight-set 6-1, 6-1 win over Aleksandra Stankovic at No. 4 singles to clinch the match for the Lady Pirates.

No. 2-ranked Barry awaits the Lady Pirates in the semifinals on Friday at 1:00 p.m. - Barry knocked off Concordia (N.Y.), 5-0, on Thursday afternoon as well.

Barry is one of two teams to have defeated the Lady Pirates this season - they took a 6-3 win over Armstrong back on April 8 in Miami Shores, Fla. - ending the Lady Pirates' school-record consecutive match win streak at 69. It will be a battle, much like the men's match yesterday against the Bucs. Go Pirates !

1 comment:

  1. Keep up the momentum ladies. Beat Barry's @SS!!
    --Daniel Hinely