Spartans Return to Win Column With Upset Over FIT

Spartans Return to Win Column With Upset Over FIT

TAMPA, Fla. – The No. 25 University of Tampa tennis team has now won six of its last seven matches as it defeated No. 22 Florida Tech on Friday afternoon.

INSIDE THE MATCHUP:
Final: No. 25 Tampa Spartans 6, No. 22 Florida Tech Panthers 3
Records: Tampa (11-5, 4-4 SSC), Florida Tech (14-4, 4-4 SSC)
Location: Naimoli & Young Family Tennis Complex | Tampa, Fla.
All-time Series: Tampa is now 10-8 in the all-time series with FIT and winners of two straight 6-3 decisions over the Panthers.
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HOW IT HAPPENED:
  • Tampa won the number two and three doubles events to take a lead to singles action.
  • The Spartans won four of six in singles play.
  • UT took the two, four, five and six singles events.
  • The number two doubles team of Maddie Stephens and Vanina Iordanova played to an 8-6 victory.
  • In three singles, the duo of Lilley Nice and Emily Hewland were victorious by a 9-7 tally.
  • Iordanova claimed the 6-1, 7-6 (7-0) win on the number-two court.
  • Freshman Corbin Dorsey took the four singles match with a three-set victory of 6-3, 4-6, 6-4.
  • Danielle Beyes won at five with straight set scores of 6-4, 6-3.
  • The number six match went to senior Gianna Pinasco by scores of 6-3, 7-5.

BEYOND THE BOXSCORE:

  • The 11 wins is the most for the Spartans since the 2014 campaign.
  • UT tied its school-record with four SSC victories, becoming the first Spartan team to win four league matches since 1992.
  • Number-one singles player Caroline Lozo missed her sixth straight match.
  • Tampa now has wins over No. 19 Tarleton State and No. 22 Florida Tech in 2018.

UP NEXT:
Tampa hosts No. 7 Lynn University on Sunday, April 8 at 10 a.m.

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