UT Knocks Off Second Ranked Opponent of Season

UT Knocks Off Second Ranked Opponent of Season

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The University of Tampa tennis team remained perfect on the season as it defeated No. 36 Embry-Riddle University on the road in a region matchup.

INSIDE THE MATCHUP:
Final: Tampa Spartans 6, No. 36 Embry-Riddle Eagles 3
Records: Tampa (2-0), Embry-Riddle (1-6)
Location: Crotty Tennis Complex | Daytona Beach, Fla.
All-time Series: Tampa is now 3-5 in the all-time series with Embry-Riddle.
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HOW IT HAPPENED:
  • Tampa had a 2-1 lead after doubles play, winning the two and three matches.
  • The two doubles team of Lilley Nice and Maddie Stephens won by a score of 8-0.
  • Tampa also had a doubles win from Ava Sowell and Danielle Beyes at number three by an 8-3 tally.
  • Embry-Riddle took the one and two singles matches as the Spartans prevailed in the three through six events.
  • Nice won at four by a score of 6-4, 6-3. She also won the clinching match with her victory.
  • The four match was won by Stephens by a score of 6-1, 3-6, 6-2.
  • At five, Sowell was victorious 6-0, 6-1.
  • Beyes won at six by straight-set scores of 6-3, 6-0.

BEYOND THE BOXSCORE:

  • UT has now knocked off a pair of ranked opponents to begin the 2017 season with wins over No. 8 Nova Southeastern and now No. 36 Embry-Riddle.
  • The Spartans open the season 2-0 for the first time since 2013.
  • Sowell is now a perfect 5-0 in singles play during the regular season and 5-0 in doubles action with Beyes.
  • Stephens is also 5-0 in singles action.

UP NEXT: The Spartans host Palm Beach Atlantic University on Tuesday at 3 p.m., at the Naimoli and Young Family Tennis Complex.

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