Spartans Grab First Victory of 2019

Spartans Grab First Victory of 2019

TAMPA, Fla. – The No. 39 University of Tampa tennis team notched its first win of the 2019 season in a 6-1 victory over State College of Florida.

INSIDE THE MATCHUP:
Final: No. 39 Tampa Spartans 6, State College of Florida Manatees 1
Records: Tampa (1-1), State College of Florida (1-2)
Location: Naimoli and Young Family Tennis Complex | Tampa, Fla.
All-time Series: Tampa now leads the all-time series 2-0.
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HOW IT HAPPENED:
  • The Spartans earned the point in doubles with wins from the two and three matches.
  • UT followed with five of six victories in singles.
  • The two doubles team of Corbin Dorsey and Maddie Stephens won 6-3.
  • At three doubles, the duo of Vanina Iordanova and Dakota Bush picked up a 6-1 triumph.
  • Iordanova also took the one singles match, 6-2, 6-4.
  • In three singles, Lilley Nice won 6-1, 6-4.
  • A three-set victory went UT's way at four as Caroline Lozo prevailed 6-4, 4-6, 10-6.
  • Stephens won a five by scores of 6-4, 6-0.
  • Busch took a straight-set 6-0, 6-0 win at number six.

BEYOND THE BOXSCORE:

  • Stephens is now tied for seventh all-time with 33 career singles wins.
  • Nice moved into the top-10 with her 29th career singles victory.
  • Stephens is sixth in UT history with 35 doubles wins while Nice is eighth at 30.

UP NEXT:
Tampa returns to action on Wednesday in its Sunshine State Conference opener at Florida Southern College. The match is scheduled for 3 p.m., in Lakeland.

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