Singles Play Leads Eagles Over Spartans

Singles Play Leads Eagles Over Spartans

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The University of Tampa tennis team had its seven-match winning streak snapped on the road against Sunshine State Conference foe Embry Riddle.

INSIDE THE MATCHUP:
Final: Embry-Riddle Eagles 4, Tampa Spartans 3
Records: Embry-Riddle (5-5, 1-3 SSC), Tampa (8-3, 1-2 SSC)
Location: Crotty Tennis Complex | Daytona Beach, Fla.
All-time Series: Embry-Riddle holds a 7-3 edge in the series, though the schools are now tied at 1-1 in SSC contests.
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HOW IT HAPPENED:
  • UT took two of three doubles contests while Embry-Riddle took four of the six singles events to clinch the win.
  • In a matchup of the top doubles teams, UT's Caroline Lozo and Dakota Busch prevailed 7-6 after taking the tiebreak by a score of 7-5.
  • The Spartans also took a 6-1 victory at two doubles from Corbin Dorsey and Maddie Stephens.
  • Stephens and Lozo took the four and five singles events for Tampa.

BEYOND THE BOXSCORE:

  • Stephens is now fourth all-time with 40 career singles victories. Next on the list is Kelsey Matthews with 45 wins.
  • Lilley Nice is also in the top-10 with 35 career singles victories.
  • Stephens is third in UT history with 41 doubles wins while Nice is seventh at 33.

UP NEXT:
UT returns to Tampa where it will host No. 6 Nova Southeastern University at 3 p.m.

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