UT Narrowly Defeated in First of Three Matches in Texas

UT Narrowly Defeated in First of Three Matches in Texas

AUSTIN, Texas – In its first of three matches in a spring break tour of the Lone Star state, the University of Tampa tennis team fell 5-4 to undefeated St. Edward's University.

INSIDE THE MATCHUP:
Final: St. Edward's Hilltoppers 5, Tampa Spartans 4
Records: Tampa (5-4), St. Edward's (15-0)
Location: Austin Tennis Academy | Austin, Texas
All-time Series: Tuesday's meeting marked the first-ever meeting between the two Division II schools.
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HOW IT HAPPENED:
  • St. Edward's took all three doubles contests.
  • The Spartans nearly overtook the Hilltoppers, taking four singles matches.
  • Maddie Stephens was victorious at number-two singles, 4-6, 6-1, 11-9.
  • In number-three, Vanina Iordanova claimed a 6-3, 6-4 victory.
  • Lilley Nice won in three sets on the four court by scores of 6-2, 1-6, 6-4.
  • Freshman Corbin Dorsey won at five, 5-7, 6-4, 10-4.

BEYOND THE BOXSCORE:

  • The match was a battle of regionally-ranked teams, as St. Edward's is No. 4, and Tampa No. 9.

UP NEXT:
The Spartans return to action Wednesday at Texas A&M University, Kingsville, at 3 p.m.

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