ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – The University of Tampa tennis team blanked Eckerd College in its Sunshine State Conference opener.
INSIDE THE MATCHUP:
Final: Tampa Spartans 9, Eckerd Tritons 0
Records: Tampa (2-0, 1-0 SSC), Eckerd (0-3, 0-3 SSC)
Location: Bullard Courts | St. Petersburg, Fla.
All-time Series: Tuesday's victory moves the Spartans to 26-29 in the all-time series with the Tritons. UT has now won 10 straight against Eckerd.
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- Tampa took all three doubles matches, and all six singles events.
- The number one doubles team of Caroline Lozo and Corbin Dorsey won 8-2.
- Maddie Stephens and Vanina Iordanova notched an 8-1 win.
- Tampa's three doubles duo of Lilley Nice and Gianna Pinasco blanked EC 8-0.
- Iordanova played number one singles, winning 6-1, 6-3.
- At two, Lozo won 6-3, 6-2.
- Nice also blanked her number three singles opponent 6-0, 6-0.
- Dorsey, Emily Hewland and Amanda Baxter each registered straight-set victories at four, five and six.
BEYOND THE BOXSCORE:
- This marked the first match of the season for Iordanova at the number one singles spot.
- Iordanova, Baxter and Dorsey are each a perfect 2-0 in dual matches.
- The Spartans are now a perfect 6-0 through two matches in doubles action.
The Spartans return home to host No. 17 Florida Southern on Wednesday at 3 p.m., at the Naimoli & Young Family Tennis Complex.
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