No. 9 Central Oklahoma Sneaks Past Spartans in Opener

No. 9 Central Oklahoma Sneaks Past Spartans in Opener

TAMPA, Fla. – The No. 39 University of Tampa tennis team fell by a 4-3 score in its 2019 regular-season opener against No. 9 University of Central Oklahoma.

INSIDE THE MATCHUP:
Final: No. 9 Central Oklahoma Bronchos 4, No. 39 Tampa Spartans 3
Records: Tampa (0-1), Central Oklahoma (1-0)
Location: Naimoli and Young Family Tennis Complex | Tampa, Fla.
All-time Series: UCO took the first-ever meeting between the NCAA Division II opponents.
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HOW IT HAPPENED:
  • UCO earned the point for doubles, taking the one and three matches.
  • The Spartans took number-two doubles as Corbin Dorsey and Maddie Stephens took the 6-3 win.'
  • The teams split singles, with UT winning at two, five and six.
  • Corbin Dorsey won at two by straight-set scores of 6-3, 7-5.
  • At five singles, Stephens came out on top by scores of 7-6 (7-4), 7-6 (8-6).
  • UT also took six as freshman Dakota Busch prevailed in three sets, 6-1, 4-6, 7-6 (7-5).

BEYOND THE BOXSCORE:

  • This marked the first top-10 opponent UT faces this season after facing four in 2018.

UP NEXT:
Tampa meets State College of Florida on Friday at 3 p.m., at home.

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