TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Inclement weather and the threat of tornados shortened not only the FSU Unconquered Invitational on Saturday but also the Chanticleers’ match versus No. 13 nationally-ranked Florida Atlantic, as CCU fell to the Owls 4-0 in the lone match of the day for both teams.
The loss drops CCU to 18-6 overall with all six of their losses coming to top-20 nationally ranked teams. This weekend, the Chants fell to No. 15 FIU and No. 13 FAU.
FAU flew out to an early 2-0 lead with straight-set wins at No. 4 (21-13, 21-13) and No. 2 (21-17, 21-14) and then sealed the match win with a 21-19, 21-11, straight-set win at the No. 3 flight. The loss at the No. 2 flight snapped the duo of Lucy Campbell and Martine Kragholm’s winning streak at 12 consecutive matches.
The fifth flight went three sets, as Madison Allred and Kalin Eske overcame a first-set 21-19 loss to take the second set by a score of 21-18. However, FAU’s duo of Courtney Moon and Abby Jackson held off the Chant duo for a third-set 15-5 win to put the Owls on top 4-0.
The top-flight match between the Chants’ Irena Drobnjak and Sarlota Svobodova and FAU’s Kenley Adams and Campbell Atkins would go unfinished as inclement weather and a tornado warning suspended play.
The Sandy Chants will return to action next weekend, as CCU will again head south to take part in the Blazer Beach Bash on April 16-17 in Birmingham, Alabama.