TAMPA, Fla. – The University of Tampa tennis team secured an impressive victory over No. 43 Rollins College, marking the first victory over the Tars in program history.
INSIDE THE MATCHUP:
Final: Tampa Spartans 4, No. 43 Rollins Tars 3
Records: Tampa (12-7, 4-6 SSC), Rollins (10-11, 4-6 SSC)
Location: Naimoli & Young Family Tennis Complex | Tampa, Fla.
All-time Series: The Spartans picked up their first-ever win over Rollins. This is the 30th meeting between Sunshine State Conference opponents.
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- Tampa earned the doubles point with a pair of 6-1 victories from the two team of Corbin Dorsey and Maddie Stephens and the three-team of Vanina Iordanova and Lilley Nice.
- Lilley Nice took a 6-3, 6-1 victory at three singles.
- Senior Caroline Lozo was victorious by a 6-3, 6-1 count at four singles.
- Stephens prevailed 7-6, 6-4 at the five singles spot.
BEYOND THE BOXSCORE:
- Maddie Stephens is fourth all-time with 44 career singles victories. Next on the list is Kelsey Matthews with 45 wins.
- Lilley Nice is also in the top-10 with 38 career singles victories.
- Stephens is third in UT history with 45 doubles wins while Nice is seventh at 36.
- Prior to the match, head coach Al DuFaux honored his three seniors competing in their final home match. The seniors include Iordanova, Nice and Stephens.
Tampa has secured a spot in the 2019 SSC Championships, which is scheduled for April 26-28 at IMG Academy in Bradenton.
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