Valdosta, Ga. – The fifth-ranked Lynn University women's tennis team handed sixth-ranked University of West Florida its first loss of the season in convincing fashion on Saturday morning, dropping the Argonauts 8-1 in Valdosta, Ga.
INSIDE THE MATCHUP:Final: Lynn 8, West Florida 1
Records: #5 Lynn (4-1), #6 West Florida (6-1)
Location: The VSU Tennis Courts | Valdosta, Ga. (neutral site)
Series: Lynn leads 21-2 all-time
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HOW IT HAPPENED:
- The Blue & White built an early lead with a 3-0 doubles sweep.
- Lynn's No. 1-ranked doubles team of Rosalie Willig and Diana Bogolii posted an 8-3 victory at the top flight.
- Grace Mpassy and Carolina Cuevas battled for a 9-7 triumph at No. 2 doubles, while Martina Gledacheva and Alina Jane teamed up for an 8-5 win at No. 3.
- The Blue & White took five of the six singles matches, with four coming in straight-sets, to secure the win.
- Eight-ranked Bogolii dropped Hannah Toro 6-3, 7-6 at the top flight, while 23rd-ranked Willig defeated Paula Lopez at No. 2, 6-3, 6-3.
- Mpassy had yet another dominant singles performance, blanking Dianna Vlad 6-0, 6-0 at No. 3.
- After dropping a close first set at the fourth flight, Cuevas bounced back to take down 32nd-ranked Kat Dikosavljevic in a 10-point breaker (6-7, 6-3, 10-7).
- Jane rounded out Lynn's eight points with a 6-3, 6-2 triumph over 42nd-ranked Nina Bubelova in the No. 6 match.
- Gledacheva clashed with Saria Flores at No. 5 singles, ultimately falling in the third (6-4, 5-7, 3-10) to give UWF its only point in the match.
BEYOND THE BOXSCORE:
- Both of UWF's nationally-ranked singles players lost to unranked Fighting Knights (Cuevas, Jane).
Lynn wraps up the weekend in Valdosta, Ga. tomorrow, Feb. 28, with a 10 a.m. matchup against No. 8 Columbus St.