Spartans Fall in Regular Season Finale

Spartans Fall in Regular Season Finale

TAMPA, Fla. – The No. 32 University of Tampa tennis team completed its regular season on Thursday afternoon as it fell to visiting Rollins College.

INSIDE THE MATCHUP:
Final: No. 21 Rollins Tars 6, No. 32 Tampa Spartans 3
Records: Tampa (10-8, 4-6 SSC), Rollins (13-7, 6-3 SSC)
Location: Naimoli & Young Family Tennis Complex | Tampa, Fla.
All-time Series: Lynn is a perfect 30-0 in the all-time series between the two teams.
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HOW IT HAPPENED:
  • Tampa grabbed the lead at the conclusion of doubles play as the Spartans took two of three.
  • Rollins claimed five of the six singles events.
  • The UT number-one doubles duo of Caroline Lozo and Corbin Dorsey won 8-4 over No. 17 ranked Fabiana Vitanza and Alexandra Borg.
  • The three doubles tandem of Lilley Nice and senior Emily Hewland also won by a score of 8-4.
  • Tampa's lone singles win came at number five as Dorsey played to a 6-1, 6-1 triumph.

BEYOND THE BOXSCORE:

  • Lozo returned to action after sitting out seven straight matches due to an injury.
  • This marks the seventh ranked opponent Tampa has played in 2018.
  • The doubles victory by Hewland marked the 38th of her career, moving her into fourth on the all-time list.
  • With 17 singles victories this season, Dorsey is one shy of UT's single-season record that is held by Lindsay Nochowicz (2013) and Lauren Hewett (2013).

UP NEXT:
Tampa has secured a spot in the 2018 Sunshine State Conference Championships, which will be held April 19-21 at IMG Academy in Bradenton.

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