Valdosta, Ga. – Lynn University's fifth-ranked women's tennis team kept the home team off the scoreboard on Friday as the Fighting Knights opened up the weekend with a 5-0 triumph over the 15th-ranked Valdosta St. Blazers.
INSIDE THE MATCHUP:
Final: #5 Lynn 5, #15 Valdosta St. 0
Records: #5 Lynn (3-1), #15 Valdosta St. (3-3)
Location: The VSU Tennis Courts | Valdosta, Ga.
Series: Lynn leads 13-1 all-time
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HOW IT HAPPENED:
- Victories for Lynn in all three doubles matches put Valdosta St. in a hole early.
- The top-ranked tandem of Rosalie Willig and Diana Bogolii breezed past the Blazers at No. 1 doubles, 8-1.
- With Grace Mpassy and Carolina Cuevas at No. 2, and Martina Gledacheva and Alina Jane at No. 3, Lynn posted 8-4 wins in the final two doubles contests.
- The Blue & White needed little time to close out the sweep, earning straight-set singles victories at No. 1 and No. 3 to end the match.
- Eighth-ranked Bogolli handled VSU's only ranked singles player, No. 22 Bea Morales Hernandez, with a 6-3, 6-1 decision at the top flight.
- After a 6-4 win in the first set, Mpassy blanked VSU in the second set to bring home the win.
- Willig, Cuevas, Gledacheva, and Jane each won their respective first set before the match was called.
BEYOND THE BOXSCORE:
- All three of Lynn's victories this season have been sweeps.
The Fighting Knights return to action in Valdosta, Ga. tomorrow, squaring off against sixth-ranked University of West Florida at 10 a.m.