No. 2 Women’s Tennis Begins SSC Title Defense

Bradenton, Fla. – Lynn University's second-ranked women's tennis team embarked on its Sunshine State Conference Tournament title defense Thursday afternoon as the second-seeded Fighting Knights blew past seventh-seeded University of Tampa in the quarterfinal round, 5-0.

INSIDE THE MATCHUP:
Final: Lynn 5, Tampa 0
Records: #2 Lynn (19-1), Tampa (8-8)
Location: IMG Academy | Bradenton, Fla.
All-time Series: Lynn leads 28-0
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HOW IT HAPPENED:
  • Lynn improved to 59-1 in doubles action this season with a 3-0 edge to start off the match.
  • Tereza Hejlova and Martina Gledacheva continue to perform as a fresh look at No. 3 doubles, routing the Spartans 8-0.
  • Rosalie Willig and Stefanie Stemmer – the newly appointed top tandem in the South Region -- posted an 8-1 win at the No. 1 flight.
  • Diana Bogolii and Grace Mpassy rounded out the doubles sweep at No. 2, 8-2.
  • Bogolii and Hejlova quickly clinched the match for the Fighting Knights with straight-set wins in singles.
  • Bogolii dominated the No. 3 matchup, 6-0, 6-0, while Hejlova took No. 6, 6-1, 6-1.
  • Willig, Stemmer and Gledacheva all won their respective opening sets, 6-1. 

BEYOND THE BOXSCORE:

  • Hejlova and Gledacheva have played the last two matches together at No. 3 doubles after not pairing up since Feb. 18. Both outings have been 8-0 wins. 
  • The Fighting Knights are the defending SSC Tournament Champions.

UP NEXT:
Lynn returns to the courts tomorrow, Friday, April 21 for a 3:30 p.m. semifinal matchup against Florida Southern.