Women’s Tennis Earns First Conference Win in Sweep of Eckerd

Women’s Tennis Earns First Conference Win in Sweep of Eckerd

St. Petersburg, Fla. – Lynn University's fifth-ranked women's tennis team took on Eckerd on Friday afternoon, sweeping the Tritons 9-0 for the first Sunshine State Conference win of 2015. With the win Lynn improves to 5-1 overall and 1-1 in SSC play.

The Fighting Knights made quick work of the Tritons in doubles play to go up 3-0. The second doubles unit of Kim Przeszlowski and Martina Gledacheva finished first with a perfect 8-0 rout of Emily Fridrik and Erika Fridrik. At the top doubles spot, Valentine Confalonieri and Rosalie Willig bested Gipson Hawn and Amy Naula 8-2 while at the third slot Alina Jane and Carolina Cuevas defeated Katie Benn and Carson Trapp 8-3.

Lynn continued to dominate in singles action, not dropping a single set in any of the six contests. 20th ranked Willig kept her perfect singles record in tact with a 6-0, 6-1 match with Trapp on court two. Confalonieri, the top ranked Division II player, swept Hawn at the premier spot 6-1, 6-0 to clinch the win for the Fighting Knights. Gledacheva performed flawlessly, leaving her opponent scoreless in a 6-0, 6-0 contest.


In the bottom draw, Jane collected her fifth victory of the season with a 6-1, 6-1 score in the five slot over Katie Benn. Cuevas added on to the lead in the forth position with a 6-0, 6-2 victory over Naula Making her first appearance of the season, Przeszlowski won 6-1, 6-2 at court six over Fridrik.


The Fighting Knights are back in action on Saturday, February 21, when they take on Hillsborough Community College, ranked 23rd among Junior Colleges and Community Colleges. Fans can learn more about the women's tennis program by logging on to Lynnfightingknights.com and receive in game updates by following @Lynn_Knights on Twitter and Instagram.