Buccaneer of the Week Archives
April 15, 2013
Elisabeth Abanda helped the No. 2 Buccaneers (21-0) complete an undefeated regular-season with an 8-1 SSC victory over No. 8 Lynn. Abanda, who is ranked No. 28 in NCAA Division II singles, beat Lynn's No. 4-ranked Valentine Confalonieri, 6-4, 6-3, in the top singles flight. She also teamed with Emma Onila, with whom she forms the No. 11-ranked doubles pair in the country, for an 8-5 top-flight win over the No. 3-ranked duo of Confalonieri and Ioana Ivan. On Saturday, although the full match was rained out, Abanda and Onila also put together an 8-4 No. 1 doubles win over NAIA No. 17 St. Thomas' Tetiana Kovalska and Bridget Bustamante.
Billy Atkins scattered seven hits and allowed just two runs, both of which came in the ninth inning, struck out seven and tossed his second complete game of the season in beating Lynn 11-2.