The No. 64 University of North Florida women’s tennis team won the 2010 Atlantic Sun Conference Women’s Tennis Championship on Saturday afternoon after defeating last year’s champions, No. 70 East Tennessee State, 4-1.
UNF freshman Melanie Aguirre, who was named A-Sun Tournament Most Valuable Player, clinched the championship for the Ospreys (20-2) when she defeated Diana Navrostska in the third set of the No. 5 singles match, 6-2.
Aguirre started the match off on a good note winning the first set 6-4. However, Navrostska gave ETSU some hope of staying alive when she dominated the second set, winning 6-1 to send the match in to the third and deciding set, where she would eventually lose.
The Ospreys secured the No. 4 singles point when junior Victoria Krook defeated Karina Kedzo of ETSU in straight sets, 6-1, 6-1.
UNF sophomore Danielle Day also won her singles match in straight sets when she defeated ETSU’s Paula Jaime in the No. 3 singles, 6-1, 6-1.
UNF took the early lead after grabbing the doubles point. The Ospreys won two of the three doubles matches including a 9-7 win in the No. 1 doubles by sophomore Aline Berkenbrock and senior Raquel Castro over ETSU’s Yevgeniya Stupak and Kelly Holtzhausen.
The Ospreys dominated the No. 3 doubles when Juniors Lauren Holton and Victoria Krook defeated Navrostska and partner Tara Sheets, 8-0.
The only point of the day for ETSU came in the No. 6 singles match when Holton fell to ETSU’s Andra Voinea in three sets, 3-6, 6-0, and 6-2.