UT Takes SSC Victory at Florida Tech

UT Takes SSC Victory at Florida Tech

MELBOURNE, Fla. – The University of Tampa tennis team claimed a pivotal Sunshine State Conference victory as it traveled to Florida Tech. 

INSIDE THE MATCHUP:
Final: Tampa Spartans 6, Florida Tech Panthers 3
Records: Tampa (6-3, 2-2 SSC), Florida Tech (11-3, 1-3 SSC)
Location: Florida Tech Tennis Complex | Melbourne, Fla.
All-time Series: Tampa now holds a 9-8 lead in the all-time series with FIT.
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HOW IT HAPPENED:
  • Tampa took two of the three doubles matches to carry a 2-1 lead to singles action.
  • Lilley Nice and Maddie Stephens won the two doubles contest by a score of 8-3.
  • The second doubles victory came at number three as UT's duo of Ava Sowell and Danielle Beyes emerged with an 8-6 win.
  • The Spartans took four of the six singles matches to clinch the victory.
  • Caroline Lozo won at number one, topping her opponent by straight set scores of 6-1, 6-2.
  • Nice also won in singles, taking a 6-1, 6-1 victory at number three.
  • The number four match went to Stephens by scores of 6-1, 6-3.
  • Sowell won at five, by scores of 6-1, 6-1.

BEYOND THE BOXSCORE:

  • Nice is a perfect 9-0 in dual match singles play.
  • This marks the first SSC match for UT that was not decided by one match.
  • With a career record of 22-7, Stephens ranks 14th in school history in singles wins.
  • Emily Hewland ranks 11th in UT history with 23 doubles wins.

UP NEXT: Tampa returns home to host No. 6 Barry University in an SSC match on Saturday at 11 a.m.

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