Spartans Conclude Regular Season With Win

Spartans Conclude Regular Season With Win

TAMPA, Fla. – The University of Tampa tennis team notched an 8-1 victory over visiting Eckerd College in a Sunshine State Conference meeting.

INSIDE THE MATCHUP:
Final: Tampa Spartans 8, Eckerd Tritons 1
Records: Tampa (8-7, 3-6 SSC), Eckerd (4-13, 0-9 SSC)
Location: Naimoli & Young Family Tennis Complex | Tampa, Fla.
All-time Series: Tampa now holds a 21-12 advantage in the all-time series with Eckerd.
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HOW IT HAPPENED:
  • Tampa gained a 3-0 lead after taking all three doubles contests.
  • The number-one team of Caroline Lozo and Emily Hewland won by an 8-2 tally.
  • Lilley Nice and Maddie Stephens won at two by a score of 8-2.
  • At number three, Danielle Beyes and Bella Nabers took an 8-0 victory.
  • Tampa took five of six singles matches to register the lopsided victory.
  • Lozo won the number-one event 6-3, 6-0.
  • Nice won at three, defeating her opponent 6-0, 6-2.
  • At four, Stephens blanked her opponent 6-0, 6-0.
  • Beyes won at five 6-1, 6-1.
  • At six singles, Nabers played to a 6-2, 6-0 win.

BEYOND THE BOXSCORE:

  • Stephens leads the way with 13 singles wins on the season.
  • Stephens also ranks No. 14 in school history with 24 career singles wins.
  • Ava Sowell is now 12-3 in singles in her freshman campaign while classmate Nice is 12-5.
  • Nice and Stephens are 15-3 from their number two doubles position.
  • Beyes and Sowell are 13-2 at three doubles.
  • Hewland ranks seventh in program history with 26 doubles victories.

UP NEXT: Tampa now shifts its focus to the 2017 Sunshine State Conference Championships, which begins on April 20 in Bradenton, Fla.

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