Clayton State women win 5-4 thriller at Flagler in Peach Belt Conference action
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. – March 4, 2012 – After having its match on Saturday against top-ranked Lynn get cancelled due to weather, the Clayton State Laker women's tennis team returned to action on Sunday and remained undefeated in the Peach Belt Conference with a thrilling 5-4 victory at Flagler.
The victory evens No. 9-ranked Clayton State at 2-2 overall, and the Lakers are also 2-0 in the Peach Belt. No. 15 Flagler falls to 3-4 overall and 3-1 in the Peach Belt.
Flagler started out by winning two of the three matches in doubles. Clayton State's lone doubles victory was at No. 1 where Ivana Krommelova and Marie Cercelletti defeated Flagler's Rachel Gould and Barbora Sebkova 8-1.
However, the Lakers won four of the six matches in singles. Krommelova downed Flagler's Veronica Figueroa 6-2, 6-3 at No. 1, while Cercelletti defeated Jennifer Saviana from Flagler 6-2, 6-4 at No. 2. Hannah Keeling prevailed at No. 3 7-5, 6-1 over Sebkova.
It came down to the match at No. 6, where Clayton State's Alyze' Pagal won a thrilling 1-6, 6-4, 6-4 decision over Flagler's Krista Ingrilli.
Clayton State stays in Florida this week on Spring Break. The Lakers play Delaware State on Tuesday and Albion on Friday in Orlando.
CLAYTON STATE 5, FLAGLER 4
1. Ivana Krommelova (CLS) d. Veronica Figueroa 6-2, 6-3
2. Marie Cercelletti (CLS) d. Jennifer Saviana 6-2, 6-4
3. Hannah Keeling (CLS) d. Barbora Sebkova 7-5, 6-1
4. Rachel Gould (F) d. Martina Dedaj 6-2, 6-3
5. Esther Santiago (F) d. Charlotte Fabricius 6-0, 6-2
6. Alyze' Pagal (CLS) d. Krista Ingrilli 1-6, 6-4, 6-4
1. Krommelova/Cercelletti (CLS) d. Gould/Sebkova 8-4
2. Figueroa/Saviano (F) d. Keeling/Dedaj 8-1
3. Ingrilli/Santiago (F) d. Frabricius/Pagal 8-0