No. 5 Women’s Tennis Nearly Flawless in Season Opener

No. 5 Women’s Tennis Nearly Flawless in Season Opener

Miami Gardens, Fla. – The fifth-ranked Lynn University women's tennis team opened up its 2019 campaign on Tuesday night, dominating the St. Thomas (Fla.) Bobcats in nonconference action, 7-0. The Fighting Knights surrendered just two total games over eight matches.

INSIDE THE MATCHUP:
Final: Lynn 7, STU 0
Records: #5 Lynn (1-0), STU (0-2)
Location: Miami Gardens, Fla.
All-Time Series: Lynn leads 22-0
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HOW IT HAPPENED:

  • Newcomers Leolia Jeanjean and Natalia Siedliska made a statement in their Lynn debuts, winning at the top doubles flight, 6-0.
  • Federica Mordegan and Eliska Petrackova posted an identical score in their win at No. 2 doubles.
  • The Blue and White players lost just two games as the squad swept all six singles matches.
  • Playing at the top singles flight, Jeanjean logged a 6-1, 6-0 victory.
  • Siedliska, Mordegan, Petrackova and Eleonora Liga all posted 6-0, 6-0 wins at the middle flights, respectively.
  • Freshman Giorgia Pigato earned a 6-1, 6-0 triumph at No. 6 singles in her collegiate debut.

BEYOND THE BOXSCORE:

  • Lynn opens its season with a win over St. Thomas for the eighth year in a row.
  • The Blue and White were ranked No. 5 in the ITA Preseason National Rankings.
  • The Bobcats are receiving votes in the NAIA National Coaches Poll.
  • Lynn's 2019 roster features six newcomers, with three making their Blue and White debut tonight.
  • Lynn and St. Thomas were supposed to play in Boca Raton on Friday, Feb. 1, but the match was postponed due to rain and moved to Miami Gardens.

UP NEXT:
The Fighting Knights will host their home opener this Thursday, Feb. 7, vs. Keiser at 3 p.m.