Tampa Wins Third SSC Match in Win Over PBA

Tampa Wins Third SSC Match in Win Over PBA

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – The University of Tampa tennis team picked up a Sunshine State Conference victory in a road contest versus Palm Beach Atlantic University.

INSIDE THE MATCHUP:
Final: Tampa Spartans 7, Palm Beach Atlantic Sailfish 2
Records: Tampa (5-2, 3-2 SSC), Palm Beach Atlantic (3-5, 0-2 SSC)
Location: Mitch Gornto Tennis Center | West Palm Beach, Fla.
All-time Series: PBA now leads the all-time series 8-7. Friday's match marked the first meeting between the two schools as Sunshine State Conference opponents.
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HOW IT HAPPENED:
  • The Spartans took all three doubles matches by respective scores of 8-2, 8-3 and 8-5.
  • Tampa went on to win four of the six singles matches to clinch the victory.
  • The top doubles team included Caroline Lozo and freshman Corbin Dorsey.
  • UT's victorious number-two doubles team featured Vanina Iordanova and Maddie Stephens.
  • Lilley Nice and Emily Hewland played to a victory at three doubles.
  • Lozo was the winner in the number-one match with a third-set victory.
  • Iordanova won at number-three singles.
  • Winning the four and five contests were Nice and Dorsey.

BEYOND THE BOXSCORE:

  • Tampa is now a combined 21-11 in doubles matches this season.
  • Picking up its third SSC victory, UT tied last year's league total for wins and also matches the most SSC wins in a season.
  • UT clinched a spot in the 2018 Sunshine State Conference Championships on April 19-21 in Bradenton.
  • Lozo and Dorsey are now 5-2 on the season at one doubles while Iordanova and Stephens are 5-2 at the two spot.

UP NEXT:
The Spartans return to action on Saturday against SSC opponent Nova Southeastern University on Saturday at 9 a.m., in Fort Lauderdale.

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