WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – It will be a busy championship Sunday at the Sailfish Invite for Lynn University Women's Tennis. They will have four players in individual finals and their No. 1 doubles team will also be playing for the title following a very successful Day 2 of the tournament.
INSIDE THE TOURNAMENT:
Event: Sailfish Invitational
Host: Palm Beach Atlantic University
Location: Mitch Gornto Tennis Center | West Palm Beach, Fla.
Tournament Dates: Sept. 20-22
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WOMEN'S DOUBLES DRAW:
#1 Doubles Flight
- Ulyana Grib and Valeriay Pogrebnyak advanced to the championship match with a win over Jil Engelmann and Xiyao Wang of Barry, 8-6. They will face Daniela Farfan and Julie Razafindranaly also of Barry in the finals.
- The second No. 1 team Eliska Petrackova and Eleonora Liga will play for fifth place after beating Lisa Khamassi and Sarah Schaerer of Keiser, 8-6.
#2 Doubles Flight
- Federica Mordegan and Giorgia Pigato just missed out on a spot in the title match with a loss to Natasia Jedrychowski and Kristyna Jurkova of Saint Leo 9-8.
#3 Doubles Flight
#1 Singles Flight
- It will be double duty for Grib who will also be playing in the singles finals after a pair of wins. She beat Rebecca Keijzerwaard of Palm Beach Atlantic on Day 1 by withdraw and took care of Engelmann on Day 2, 6-1, 6-2. She will face Anais Gabriel of Keiser on Sunday.
#2 Singles Flight
- Perackiova will play for third place after dropping her match to Razafindranaly on Saturday. She beat Nina Furmaniak of Saint Leo on Friday 4-6, 6-4, 10-8.
#3 Singles Flight
- Liga will also be playing for a title on Sunday following her win over Jedrychowski on Saturday 6-2, 6-3. She beat Anais Ruyssen of Keiser on Friday, 7-6, 4-6, 11-9.
- It will be an all Lynn final as Liga will take on teammate Mordegan who beat Clara Versier of Barry by withdraw. She opened the tourney with a win over Anna Marija Bukina of Saint Leo 6-3, 7-6.
#4 Singles Flight
- Pezzana will play for fifth place after losing on Day 1 to Melanie Dveksler of Keiser, but she rebounded with a victory on Saturday over Sandra Swiderski of Saint Leo, 6-4, 3-6, 10-3.
#5 Singles Flight
- Not to be outdone is Parkin who is the last Lynn player who will play for a title on Sunday after beating Alexandra Yeardly 6-3, 6-2 on Friday. She will face Kortney McHale of Saint Leo.
The Sailfish Invitational wraps up Sunday, Sept. 22. For more information check out LynnFightingKnights.com