MIAMI, Fla. (2/12/11) - The Arkansas State women's tennis team (1-1) suffered its first loss of the season to No. 57 Florida International (2-5) Saturday afternoon in Miami, Fla. The Panthers won 7-0 over the Red Wolves, sweeping both the singles and doubles competitions.
In doubles action, ASU's Emily Crowe and Ioana Teu fell at the No. 1 spot to Liset Brito and Maria Spenceley 8-1. At No. 2, Guilietta Boha and Christine Seredni edged Arkansas State newcomers Janie Nowland and Biljana Miloshevska 8-6, and Rita Maisak and Lisa Johnson rounded out the doubles sweep, winning 8-2 over the Red Wolves team of Jenny Herring and Ceara Howey at No. 3.
Crowe played in the top spot for the Red Wolves, falling 6-2, 6-1 to Brito, and Johnson defeated Nowland 6-1, 6-4 at No. 2. Herring also fell in straight sets (6-1, 6-1) to Seredni in the third spot, while Teu dropped a 4-6, 6-1, 10-6 decision to Maisak at No. 4. Miloshevska lost 6-3, 6-0 to Boha at No. 5, and Howey was defeated 6-0, 6-3 by Spenceley at No. 6.
"FIU is good, but we played poorly today," said ASU head coach Marcia Williams. "We were inconsistent, flat and unenthusiastic. We can't beat anyone playing like we did today."
The Red Wolves continue their road trip Sunday at Florida Atlantic. The ASU-FAU matchup is set to begin at noon