TAMPA, Fla. – The University of Tampa tennis team notched an 8-1 victory over visiting Eckerd College in a Sunshine State Conference meeting.
INSIDE THE MATCHUP:
Final: Tampa Spartans 8, Eckerd Tritons 1
Records: Tampa (8-7, 3-6 SSC), Eckerd (4-13, 0-9 SSC)
Location: Naimoli & Young Family Tennis Complex | Tampa, Fla.
All-time Series: Tampa now holds a 21-12 advantage in the all-time series with Eckerd.
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- Tampa gained a 3-0 lead after taking all three doubles contests.
- The number-one team of Caroline Lozo and Emily Hewland won by an 8-2 tally.
- Lilley Nice and Maddie Stephens won at two by a score of 8-2.
- At number three, Danielle Beyes and Bella Nabers took an 8-0 victory.
- Tampa took five of six singles matches to register the lopsided victory.
- Lozo won the number-one event 6-3, 6-0.
- Nice won at three, defeating her opponent 6-0, 6-2.
- At four, Stephens blanked her opponent 6-0, 6-0.
- Beyes won at five 6-1, 6-1.
- At six singles, Nabers played to a 6-2, 6-0 win.
BEYOND THE BOXSCORE:
- Stephens leads the way with 13 singles wins on the season.
- Stephens also ranks No. 14 in school history with 24 career singles wins.
- Ava Sowell is now 12-3 in singles in her freshman campaign while classmate Nice is 12-5.
- Nice and Stephens are 15-3 from their number two doubles position.
- Beyes and Sowell are 13-2 at three doubles.
- Hewland ranks seventh in program history with 26 doubles victories.
UP NEXT: Tampa now shifts its focus to the 2017 Sunshine State Conference Championships, which begins on April 20 in Bradenton, Fla.
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