TAMPA, Fla. – The University of Tampa tennis team made quick work of the University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez in a Monday afternoon match.
INSIDE THE MATCHUP:
Final: Tampa Spartans 9, Puerto Rico-Mayaguez Bulldogs 0
Records: Tampa (7-4), Puerto Rico-Mayaguez (0-1)
Location: Naimoli & Young Family Tennis Complex | Tampa, Fla.
All-time Series: The Spartans now lead the all-time series by a record of 2-0.
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- The Spartans registered a clean sweep of doubles play, grabbing a 3-0 lead.
- The number-one duo of Caroline Lozo and Emily Hewland blanked their opponent by an 8-0 tally.
- Both the two and three teams defeated UPRM 8-2. The two team included Lilley Nice and Maddie Stephens while the three team was Ava Sowell and Danielle Beyes.
- Al DuFaux's squad enjoyed the same success in singles play, winning all six events.
- Lozo took the number-one contest by scores of 6-0, 6-1.
- Hewland's victory at number two came by scores of 6-1, 6-1.
- Freshman Nice blanked her opponent 6-0, 6-0 at three.
- A straight-set victory was also turned in by Stephens at four, by scores of 6-3, 6-2.
- Sowell received the victory as her opponent retired in the first game.
- Beyes recorded a 6-0, 6-0 win at number six.
BEYOND THE BOXSCORE:
- This marks the third 9-0 score of the 2017 season for Tampa.
- The match goes down as a South Region contest for the two teams.
- Stephens leads the way with 12 singles wins as she is 12-2 on the season. The sophomore ranks No. 14 in school history with 23 career singles wins.
- Nice and Sowell are each 11-2 in their freshman campaigns.
- Nice and Stephens are 12-2 from their number two doubles position.
- Beyes and Sowell are 11-2 at three doubles.
- Hewland is tied for eighth in program history with 24 doubles victories.
UP NEXT: Tampa gets back on the court on Tuesday in a critical Sunshine State Conference matchup against No. 29 Saint Leo University. The match is scheduled for 3 p.m., in Tampa.
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