#2 Sharks Beat Eckerd in SSC Action

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – The second-ranked Nova Southeastern Sharks Women’s Tennis team wrapped up their Sunshine State Conference regular season slate of games with a 6-1 victory over the Eckerd Tritons on Sunday afternoon. 

Breakdown

Records: No. 2 Nova Southeastern 16-3, 7-2 SSC | Eckerd 9-12, 0-9 SSC
Score: No. 2 Nova Southeastern 6 | Eckerd 1 
Location: Fred Bullard Courts | St. Petersburg, Fla. 
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How it Happened

Doubles
Natalie Espinal and Lian Benedejcic defeated Charravia and Cole, 6-0
Sofia Shing and Julia Moraes added a 6-2  victory over Misdorp and Soligo 
Patricie Kubikova and Ita Habekovic sealed the doubles sweep for NSU with a 6-0 win over Idiakez and Lindestaf

Singles
Alexandra Weir defeated Misdorp 6-4, 7-5
Lian Benedejcic was victorious over Lindestaf, winning 6-2, 6-1
Sofia Shing won versus Triska 6-1, 6-1
Ita Habekovic defeated Soligo 6-0, 6-2
Julia Moraes beat Idiakez 6-1, 6-3

Coach's Corner

Head Coach Doug Neagle – “This was our last regular season SSC match so it’s nice to end on a high. We will enjoy this one tonight but then it’s back to work tomorrow to prepare for a tough Flagler team on Tuesday.”

What's Next

No. 2 Nova Southeastern returns to the NSU Tennis Complex at Rolling Hills to take on Flagler on Tuesday, April 16th. First serve is set for 2 p.m. To stay up-to-date on Sharks Women’s Tennis, be sure to follow on Instagram & X at NSU_WTennis

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#2 Sharks back in Win column, Defeat #10 Saint Leo

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – The second-ranked Nova Southeastern Sharks Women’s Tennis team earned their sixth win against a nationally ranked opponent on Saturday afternoon, defeating No. 10 Saint Leo 7-0 in Sunshine State Conference action at the NSU Tennis Complex at Rolling Hills. 

Breakdown
Records: No. 2 Nova Southeastern 15-3, 6-2 SSC | No. 10 Saint Leo 13-8, 4-5 SSC
Score: No. 2 Nova Southeastern 7 | No. 10 Saint Leo 0
Location: NSU Tennis Complex at Rolling Hills | Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
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How it Happened
Doubles
Natalie Espinal and Lian Benedejcic defeated Obermeier and Lancelloti 7-6. 
Sofia Shing and Julia Moraes teamed up to add a 6-3 victory over Borbon Roca and Rabatin.
Ita Habekovic and Patricie Kubikova sealed the doubles sweep for the Sharks, beating Shailina and Martin 6-1

Singles
Natalie Espinal beat Obermeier 6-3, 6-2
Alexandra Weir was victorious over Borbon Roca, winning in three sets 3-6, 6-3, 7-5
Sofia Shing won versus Nicole Dufour 6-3, 6-1
Ita Habekovic added a win against Shailina 6-7, 6-2, 6-2
Julia Moraes completed the sweep for NSU, beating Keller 6-4, 7-6

Coach's Corner
Head Coach Doug Neagle – “After a tough road loss earlier in the week, I couldn’t be any prouder of the way these ladies bounced back! Our team has really embraced elevating each other and today was another great example.”

What's Next
No. 2 Nova Southeastern concludes their regular season conference matches with a matchup against Eckerd College on Sunday, April 14th, in St. Petersburg, Fla. First serve is scheduled for 1 p.m. To stay up-to-date on Sharks Tennis, be sure to follow on Instagram & X at NSU_WTennis

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Priscila Janikian Commits to NSU Women’s Tennis

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Priscila Janikian, an incoming graduate transfer for the fall of 2024, has committed to the Nova Southeastern Sharks Women’s Tennis program, announces Head Coach Doug Neagle.  

“We are pumped to get Priscila here next year. She comes to NSU with a lot of [NCAA] Division I experience and is a strong, all-around player,” said Neagle. “I expect her to make an immediate impact in singles and doubles. More importantly, she is a good person and I’m confident she’ll be a great teammate.” 

Janikian joins Nova Southeastern after two seasons at Liberty University. During the 2022-23 season, Janikian finished with a 4-4 record in singles play and a 5-3 record during doubles action. Prior to Liberty, Janikian played her freshman year at the University of California Santa Barbara, helping the Gauchos to the Big West Conference title. Janikian ranked as high as 156 in the International Tennis Federation rankings.  

Janikian will be pursuing her MBA at Nova Southeastern University. To stay up-to-date on Sharks Women’s Tennis, be sure to follow on Instagram and X at NSU_WTennis.  

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#2 NSU Wins Eighth Straight, Defeats #8 West Alabama

ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. – The second-ranked Nova Southeastern Sharks Women’s Tennis team won their eighth consecutive match, defeating eighth-ranked West Alabama 4-1 in a neutral site match at Sanlando Park on Tuesday afternoon.

Breakdown
Records: No. 2 Nova Southeastern 13-2 | No. 8 West Alabama 1
Score: No. 2 Nova Southeastern 4 | No. 8 West Alabama 1
Location: Altamonte Springs, Fla. | Sanlando Park
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How it Happened
Doubles
Freya Davies and Natalie Espinal defeated Rivera and Vidnere 6-0
Lian Benedejcic and Alexandra Weir sealed the doubles point for NSU, beating Hukusian and Takanishi 6-2
 
Singles
Freya Davies added a singles win for the Sharks, beating Ly 6-3, 6-0
Lian Bendejcic was victorious against Takanishi 6-3, 6-2
Sofia Shing sealed the victory for Nova Southeastern, beating Vidnere 6-2, 7(4)-6

Coach's Corner
Head Coach Doug Neagle – It was a hard fought battle against a top-10 opponent and it was our fourth time traveling to Orlando in the last month. I’m proud of this team for showing toughness and picking each other up when needed. We have had a tough schedule and March was a grind. These ladies have become road warriors. A much needed weekend off will be nice and then it’s back to work preparing to play a very tough Embry-Riddle on the road.

What's Next
No. 2 Nova Southeastern returns to Sunshine State Conference action on Wednesday, April 3rd, taking on Embry-Riddle in Daytona Beach, Fla. First serve is scheduled for 2 p.m. To stay up-to-date on Sharks Women’s Tennis, be sure to follow on Instagram and X at NSU_WTennis.
 

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#2 Sharks Return to SSC Play with win over Rollins

WINTER PARK, Fla. – The second-ranked Nova Southeastern Sharks Women’s Tennis team returned to Sunshine State Conference action with a dominant 6-1 victory over Rollins on Wednesday afternoon. 

Breakdown
Records: No. 2 Nova Southeastern 12-2, 4-1 SSC | Rollins 4-8, 1-4 SSC
Score: No. 2 Nova Southeastern 6 | Rollins 1
Location: Copeland Stadium | Winter Park, Fla.
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How it Happened
Doubles
Natalie Espinal and Freya Davies were victorious over Ligay and Vlasova, winning 6-1
Julia Moraes and Sofia Shing sealed the  doubles point for the Sharks with a 6-1 win over Liu and Yaroshuk

Singles
Natalie Espinal defeated Vlasova 6-0, 6-0
Alexandra Weir won her match over Liu in three-sets, 6-0, 6-7(8), 10-5
Freya Davies added a victory over Groves, winning 6-2, 6-3. 
Lian Benedejcic also was victorious, defeating Ligay 6-0, 6-3
Sofia Shing sealed the Sunshine State Conference win for the Sharks, defeating Mitrofanova 6-2, 6-1

What's Next
No. 2 Nova Southeastern takes on Flagler College on Saturday, March 23rd, at the NSU Tennis Complex at Rolling Hills. First serve is scheduled for 10 a.m. To stay up-to-date on Sharks Tennis, be sure to follow on Instagram & X at NSU_WTennis. 

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#2 Sharks Defeat #14 AUM

ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. – The second-ranked Nova Southeastern Sharks Women’s Tennis team earned a hard-fought regional victory on Thursday afternoon, defeating No. 14 Auburn-Montgomery 4-1 at Sanlando Park. 

Breakdown
Records: No. 2 Nova Southeastern 11-2 | No. 14 Auburn Montgomery 9-4
Score: No. 2 Nova Southeastern 4 | No. 14 Auburn Montgomery 1
Location: Altamonte Springs, Fla | Sanlando Park
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How it Happened
Doubles
Natalie Espinal and Freya Davies were victorious over Ibarra and Garcia, winning 6-3.

Singles
Natalie Espinal won against Garcia, 6-4, 6-3.
Alexandra Weir defeated Yakup-Pour in three sets, winning 6-3, 4-6, 10-6
Sofia Shing added a win for the Sharks, defeating Izco 6-4, 6-4
Julia Moraes was victorious over Neri, 6-2, 6-3

Coach's Corner
Head Coach Doug Neagle – “I’m proud of our team, Augustana and Auburn-Montgomery are tough opponents. AUM is solid every year and play with a lot of energy. It’s nice to come back home after two wins.”

What's Next
No. 2 Nova Southeastern returns to Sunshine State Conference action on Wednesday, March 20th, taking on Rollins in Winter Park, FL. First serve is scheduled for 2 p.m. To stay up-to-date on Sharks Women’s Tennis, be sure to follow on Instagram & X at NSU_WTennis.

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#2 Sharks Win Fifth Consecutive Match

ORLANDO, Fla. – The second-ranked Nova Southeastern Sharks Women’s Tennis team won their fifth consecutive match, defeating Augustana 4-0 on Wednesday afternoon at the USTA National Campus. 

Breakdown
Records: No. 2 Nova Southeastern 10-2 | Augustana 8-2
Score: No. 2 Nova Southeastern 4 | Augustana 0
Location:  USTA National Campus | Orlando, Fla.
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How it Happened
Doubles
Natalie Espinal and Freya Davies were victorious over Hadjigeorgiou and Krisanonva, 6-2.
Lian Benedejcic and Ita Habekovic won against Jancikova and Karaouza, 6-3. 
Alexandra Weir and Julia Moraes defeated Ocal and Bakyte, 6-4

Singles
Alexandra Weir added a singles win over Ocal, 6-1, 6-4
Freya Davies was victorious over Kistanova, 6-0, 6-4. 
Lian Benedejcic won against Mia Garcia, 6-0, 6-0. 

Coach's Corner
Head Coach Doug Neagle – Augustana is a tough team that came to play today. Our ladies won a hard fought match in a tough environment. We need to get some rest and prepare for another team team in Auburn-Montgomery tomorrow morning. 

What's Next
No. 2 Nova Southeastern takes on Auburn-Montgomery on Thursday, March 14th, in a neutral site match in Altamonte Springs, Fla. First serve is set for 10 a.m.To stay up-to-date on Sharks Women’s Tennis, be sure to follow on Instagram & X at NSU_WTennis. 

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#2 Sharks Take Down Hillsdale

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – The second-ranked Nova Southeastern Sharks Women’s Tennis team hosted Hillsdale in non-conference action on Monday afternoon at the NSU Tennis Complex. The Sharks quickly dispatched Hillsdale, winning 7-0, for the team’s fourth consecutive win. 

Breakdown
Records: No. 2 Nova Southeastern 9-2 | Hillsdale 3-7
Score: No. 2 Nova Southeastern 7 | Hillsdale 0
Location: NSU Tennis Complex | Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
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How it Happened
Doubles

Singles

What's Next
The Sharks are back in action on Wednesday, March 13th, taking on Augustana, in a neutral site match at the USTA National Campus in Orlando, Fla. First serve is scheduled for 11 a.m. To stay up-to-date on Sharks Tennis, be sure to follow on Instagram and X at NSU_WTennis.

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#2 Sharks Beat Keiser for Third Straight Win

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – The second-ranked Nova Southeastern Sharks Women’s Tennis team defeated the second-ranked (NAIA) Keiser Seahawks, 5-2, on Saturday afternoon at the NSU Tennis Complex at Rolling Hills. 

Breakdown
Score: No. 2 Nova Southeastern 5 | No. 2 Keiser 2 
Records: No. 2 Nova Southeastern 8-2 | No. 2 Keiser 6-2
Location: NSU Tennis Complex at Rolling Hills | Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
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How it Happened
Doubles
Natalie Espinal and Freya Davies defeated Violet Apisah and Patricia Apisah 6-3.
Lian Benedejcic and Ita Habekovic sealed the doubles point for NSU, defeating Katie Visnevscaia and Vanja Vidanovic 6-4.

Singles
Natalie Espinal added a singles victory, beating Violet Apisah 6-4, 6-4
Freya Davies was victorious over Yeva Kononovych, winning 6-3, 6-1
Lian Benedejcic won 6-3, 6-2 against Patricia Apisah
Sofia Shing earned a 6-4, 6-4 win over Vanja Vidanovic

Shark Standouts
Head Coach Doug Neagle – “I was proud of the ladies today. Keiser is a top NAIA school every year, with a lot of talent, and our team was ready. I felt we had a good week of practice preparing and that’s credit to the players.”

What's Next
No. 2 Nova Southeastern hosts Hillsdale College on Monday, March 11th, at the NSU Tennis Complex. First serve is set for 2 p.m. To stay up-to-date on Sharks Women’s Tennis, be sure to follow on Instagram & X at NSU_WTennis. 

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#2 Sharks Defeat Wingate

ORLANDO, Fla. – The second-ranked Nova Southeastern Sharks Women’s Tennis team defeated the No. 14 Wingate Bulldogs 5-2 on Monday afternoon. 

Breakdown
Records: No. 2 Nova Southeastern 7-2 | No. 14 Wingate 5-2
Score: No. 2 Nova Southeastern 5 | No. 14 Wingate 2
Location: Sanlando Park | Orlando, Fla.
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How it Happened
Doubles
Natalie Espinal and Freya Davies, the top-ranked duo in Division II, defeated Eva Siska and Suzuka Sambyakugari 6-3

Singles
Natalie Espinal earned a victory over Eva Siska 6-4, 6-2
Freya Davies was victorious over Suzuka Sambyakugari 7(5)-6, 7(5)-6
Lian Benedjcic defeated Fernanda Castillo 6-2, 6-4
Sofia Shing was victorious against Claudia Vallejos 6-4, 6-0
Ita Habekovic won versus Daniela Kotara 6-1, 6-4

What's Next
No. 2 Nova Southeastern returns to action against Carson-Newman at the NSU Tennis Complex on Wednesday, March 6th. First serve is set for 2 p.m. To stay up-to-date on Sharks Women’s Tennis, be sure to follow on Instagram & X at NSU_WTennis. 

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