#Seawolves beat Bethune-Cookman, Florida Tech

Junior Cassandra Dix

March 20, 2014

Melbourne, Fla. - The Stony Brook women's tennis team will head back to the northeast with a 2-0 record on its recent trip to Florida. The Seawolves edged Bethune-Cookman, 4-3, and beat Division II Power and No. 18 Florida Tech, 8-1.

Stony Brook received strong play from the bottom of its lineup against BCU as junior Cassandra Dix (Northamptonshire, U.K.) and sophomore Becky Shtilkind (Brooklyn, N.Y.) each picked up victories.

Dix's win at No. 5 singles clinch the match for the Seawolves.

Wins at No. 1 and No. 2 doubles helped Stony Brook capture the doubles point against the Wildcats.

The Seawolves rolled against the Panthers, winning each of the six singles matches. Dix was solid at No. 4 singles, defeating Jessica Widmark, 6-1, 6-0.

Other than sophomore Jackie AltanSarnai's (Hinsdale, Ill.) three-set victory at No. 1 singles, the other singles matches were won in straight sets.

Stony Brook will head to Baltimore next weekend for matches against Towson and UMBC, which will be the conference opener.

Stony Brook 4, Bethune-Cookman 3
1. Movchan/AltanSarnai (SBU) def. Matsuba/Sablina (BCU) 8-5
2. Smergut/Badoche (SBU) def. Nyenwe/Dimitrova (BCU) 8-7
3. Kajiwara/Chinchilla (BCU) def. Osabuohien/Shtilkind (SBU) 8-7

1. Chinatsu Kajiwara (BCU) def. Polina Movchan (SBU) 6-3, 6-2
2. Mina Matsuba (BCU) def. Jackie AltanSarnai (SBU) 1-6, 6-1, 6-1
3. Adey Osabuohien (SBU) def. Maria Sablina (BCU) 7-6, 6-1
4. Elizabeth Nyenwe (BCU) def. Nadia Smergut (SBU) 6-4, 7-5
5. Cassandra Dix (SBU) def. Maria Dimitrova (BCU) 5-7, 6-3, 6-4
6. Becky Shtilkind (SBU) def. Gaby Chinchilla (BCU) 6-3, 6-3



Stony Brook 8, No. 18 Florida Tech 1
1. Vukovic/Rabson (FIT) def. Movchan/AltanSarnai (SBU) 8-6
2. Osabuohien/Badoche (SBU) def. Chanley/Widmark (FIT) 8-2
3. Smergut/Shtilkind (SBU) def. Close/Zisi Tegou (FIT) 8-2

1. Jackie AltanSarnai (SBU) def. Natasa Vukovic (FIT) 4-6, 7-6, 10-5
2. Adey Osabuohien (SBU) def. Chloe Chanley (FIT) 6-3, 6-4
3. Nadia Smergut (SBU) def. Meritt Rabson (FIT) 6-1, 6-3
4. Cassandra Dix (SBU) def. Jessica Widmark (FIT) 6-1, 6-0
5. Becky Shtilkind (SBU) def. Katie Close (FIT) 6-3, 6-0
6. Lisa Setyon (SBU) def. Charoo Agrawal (FIT) 6-1, 6-3