NJIT Squeaks Past Spartans

NJIT Squeaks Past Spartans

TAMPA, Fla. – The University of Tampa tennis team fell short against New Jersey Institute (NJIT) of Technology on Wednesday afternoon.

INSIDE THE MATCHUP:
Final: NJIT Highlanders 5, Tampa Spartans 4
Records: Tampa (5-3), NJIT (3-6)
Location: Naimoli & Young Family Tennis Complex | Tampa, Fla.
All-time Series: NJIT now leads 1-0 as Wednesday's match marked the first between the two programs.
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HOW IT HAPPENED:
  • Tampa took two of the three doubles matches to carry a 2-1 lead to singles action.
  • The number two team of Lilley Nice and Maddie Stephens won by a score of 8-4.
  • UT's three team of Ava Sowell and Danielle Beyes won 8-2.
  • Lozo was victorious at the number-one singles match, defeating her opponent 6-2, 6-1.
  • At three singles, Nice won 6-2, 6-4.

BEYOND THE BOXSCORE:

  • Nice is a perfect 8-0 in dual match singles play.
  • This marks the first match of the season where the Spartans played an NCAA Division I opponent.
  • With a career record of 21-7, Stephens ranks 14th in school history in singles wins.
  • Emily Hewland ranks 11th in UT history with 23 doubles wins.

UP NEXT: Tampa travels to Melbourne, Fla., to play at Florida Tech in a Sunshine State Conference match on Saturday at 11 a.m.

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