Florida Southern 2018-19 Women's Tennis News

  • Drew Howard Named Director of Athletics & Dean of Wellness
    March 25, 2019
    LAKELAND, FL – Florida Southern College President Dr. Anne B. Kerr has announced the appointment of Drew Howard as the Moccasins’ new Director of Athletics & Dean of Wellness. The announcement was made on Monday during a press conference at Streamline Sale Arena at Jenkins Field House.
  • Mocs Fall 4-3 to No. 11 Urban Knights
    March 25, 2019
    LAKELAND, FL - Florida Southern College women's tennis suffered its second loss of 2019 on Monday afternoon, falling to Academy of Art, 4-3. The No. 12 Moccasins (12-2) faced a tough challenger in the No. 11 Urban Knights (8-3), falling in doubles play and splitting the six singles matches with ART U.
  • Stepnik Enters and Rionda Climbs in ITA Oracle Rankings
    March 21, 2019
    LAKELAND, FL - Florida Southern College women's tennis saw Magda Stepnik enter and Lorena Rionda climb in the ITA Orcale rankings on Wednesday, with Rionda moving from No. 50 to No. 23 and Stepnik entering the singles rankings at No. 42. The Moccasins also remained solidly in the top 15 of the team rankings at No. 12.
  • Moccasins Cruise 6-1 Over Eagles
    March 21, 2019
    DAYTONA BEACH, FL - Florida Southern College women's tennis stayed perfect in conference play on Thursday afternoon, cruising to a 6-1 win over Embry-Riddle. The No. 12 Moccasins (12-1, 3-0 SSC) won the doubles point over the No. 47 Eagles (4-5, 0-3 SSC) and nearly swept all the singles flights en route to their third win in a row. 
  • Mocs Mount 4-3 Comeback Win in Two-Day Affair Against Highlanders
    March 19, 2019
    LAKELAND, FL - What started as a 3:00 p.m. Tuesday start between Florida Southern College women's tennis and New Jersey Institute of Technology turned into three hours of rain delays and a Wednesday afternoon resumption of action as the Moccasins shocked the Highlanders, 4-3. The No. 9 Moccasins (11-1) upset the Division I Highlanders (12-3) in dramatic fashion, clinching the match after No. 50 Lorena Rionda defeated Advaita Saravanan in two sets.
  • Women's Tennis Returns to Winning Ways, Sweeps Ferris State
    March 15, 2019
    LAKELAND, FL - Florida Southern College women's tennis returned to winning ways on Friday afternoon, earning a 7-0 sweep of Ferris State at the Wynee Warden Tennis Center. The No. 9 Moccasins (10-1) won all nine matchups against the Bulldogs (10-10) en route to their fourth 7-0 sweep of the season.
  • Nighthawks Give Moccasins First Loss of 2019
    March 13, 2019
    LAKELAND, FL - Florida Southern College women's tennis suffered its first loss of 2019 on Wednesday afternoon, falling to North Georgia, 6-1. The No. 9 Moccasins (9-1) faced a tough challenger in the No. 13 Nighthawks (9-1), falling in doubles play and losing five out of six singles flights. 
  • No. 9 Women's Tennis Earns Third Sweep of 2019 in 7-0 Victory Over West Chester
    March 11, 2019
    LAKELAND, FL - Florida Southern College women's tennis dominated on Monday afternoon, defeating West Chester, 7-0, at the Wynee Warden Tennis Center. The No. 9 Moccasins (9-0) won all sets in singles and doubles compeition without allowing West Chester (2-3) to win more than three games.
  • Perfect Mocs Knock Off Undefeated Catawba in Final Spring Break Match
    March 04, 2019
    HILTON HEAD, SC - Florida Southern College women's tennis knocked off unbeaten Catawba, 5-2, on Monday to stay perfect in 2019. The No. 9 Moccasins (8-0) lost two third-set tiebreakers against the Indians (6-1) but used two-set wins from Selin Devrimci, Magda Stepnik and Gabby Hesse to prevent a comeback.
  • Women's Tennis Earns Second-Straight Sweep, Tops Tiffin 7-0
    March 03, 2019
    HILTON HEAD, SC - Florida Southern College women's tennis earned a second-straight sweep of its spring break trip by topping Tiffin on Sunday morning, 7-0. The Moccasins (7-0) defeated the Dragons (3-3) in straight sets and had six 6-0 set wins in the match.
  • Moccasins Sweep Flying Fleet in First Game of Spring Break Trip
    March 02, 2019
    HILTON HEAD, SC - It was business as usual on Saturday for Florida Southern College women's tennis as they swept Erskine College, 7-0, in its first game of three at Hilton Head this weekend. The No. 9 Moccasins (6-0) did not drop a set against the Flying Fleet (1-5). The Mocs had only one set where they allowed the Flying Flee to win four games, a 6-4 win by Magda Stepnik in the first set of the No. 3 singles flight.
  • Women's Tennis vs. Saint Leo Postponed Due to Rain
    February 27, 2019
    LAKELAND, FL - Wednesday’s match between No. 9 Florida Southern College women’s tennis and No. 3 Saint Leo has been postponed due to rain. Stay tuned to FSCMocs.com for updates on rescheduling. 
  • Women's Tennis Sweeps Singles over Sailfish to Stay Undefeated
    February 23, 2019
    LAKELAND, FL - A sweep of singles flights helped Florida Southern College women's tennis overcome an early doubles points loss to defeat Palm Beach Atlantic, 6-1. The No. 9 Moccasins (5-0, 2-0) earned three 6-0 sets in single flights to clinch the win over the Sailfish (0-3, 0-2) after losing a hotly contested doubles point in the No. 3 flight.
  • No. 9 Moccasins Dominate in SSC-Opener
    February 20, 2019
    LAKELAND, FL - Florida Southern College women's tennis cruised in its SSC-opener and home-opener against Tampa on Wednesday, winning 6-1. The No. 9 Moccasins (4-0) earned the doubles point and won five of the six singles flights in straight sets to give the Spartans (1-2) their first conference loss of 2019.
  • Women's Tennis Downs West Alabama, 4-1, Leaves Pensacola Unbeaten
    February 17, 2019
    PENSACOLA, FL - Florida Southern College women's tennis finished strong on the season-opening weekend trip to Pensacola, defeating West Alabama, 4-1. The No. 17 Moccasins (3-0) won the doubles point and dominated the Tigers (1-2) in singles play to cap off a great start to the 2019 season that included a close 4-3 win over No. 2 West Florida on Saturday.
  • No. 17 Moccasins Defeat Highest-Ranked Opponent in School History in Upset of No. 2 Argonauts
    February 16, 2019
    PENSACOLA, FL - For the first time in Florida Southern College women’s tennis history the Moccasins have defeated a top-five team. The Mocs (2-0) upset the No. 2 Argonauts of West Florida (0-1) by a score of 4-3 on Saturday, the first top-seven opponent that women’s tennis has defeated since the 2014 season when they won 5-4 over Saint Leo.
  • Women's Tennis Downs Warhawks in Season-Opener
    February 15, 2019
    PENSACOLA, FL - It was a perfect day for Florida Southern College women's tennis at the Ralph "Skeeter" Carson Tennis Complex at West Florida as the No. 17 Moccasins downed the Warhawks from Auburn Montgomery, 4-0. The Warhawks (2-1) put up a fight against the Mocs (1-0) in doubles competition, but a 6-0 rout by Lorenda Rionda and Magda Stepnik in the No. 2 slot and a close 7-5 win in the No. 1 matchup by Slin Devrimci and Minnie Kim won Florida Southern the doubles point.
  • Women’s Tennis Tabbed to Finish Fifth in SSC
    January 24, 2019
    MELBOURNE, FL - Florida Southern College women’s tennis was selected to finish fifth in the Sunshine State Conference on Friday, as voted on by the head coaches of the conference.
  • Meyer to Retire as Director of Athletics, Leaves Behind Championship Legacy
    January 15, 2019
    LAKELAND, FL – After more than a decade at the helm of Florida Southern College’s intercollegiate athletic programs, Director of Athletics Pete Meyer is retiring in February.
  • Moccasins Walk to #StopSuicide
    December 02, 2018
    LAKELAND, FL - Nearly 100 Florida Southern College student-athletes, coaches, and athletics staff participated in the annual "Out of the Darkness" Community Walk around Lake Hollingsworth on Saturday to benefit the Central Florida chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP).
  • Mocs Take Two Doubles Titles; Rain Washes Out Singles at FIT Invite
    November 11, 2018
    INDIAN HARBOR BEACH, FL - The Florida Southern doubles teams of Magda Stepnik and Lorena Rionda along with Gabby Hesse and Lola Asis took top honors in their respective flights at the Florida Tech Panther Clay Court Invitational played here Sunday at the Kiwi Tennis Club. Rains forced the cancellation of the final round of singles play.
  • Mocs Continue to Dominate at FIT Clay Court Invitational
    November 10, 2018
    INDIAN HARBOUR BEACH, FL - Florida Southern continued its strong play at the Florida Tech Panther Clay Court Invitational as five singles players remain undefeated in their respective singles flights in the round-robin event. In addition, two doubles also advance without a loss.
  • Mocs Pick Up Six Singles and Two Doubles Wins at FIT Invite
    November 09, 2018
    INDIAN HARBOUR BEACH, FL - Florida Southern picked up six singles wins and a pair of doubles victories on day one of the Florida Tech Panther Women's Clay Court Invitational played here Friday at the Kiwi Tennis Club. Minnie Kim, Selin Devrimci, Magda Stepnik, Avery Hunter, Lola Asis and Gabby Hesse all picked up wins in their respective singles flights while the team of Stepnik and Lorena Rionda won in doubles as did the pairing of Hesse and Asis.
  • Southern Continues Play in Mercer Gridiron Consolation Brackets
    October 07, 2018
    MACON, GA - Carolyn Cureton and Minnie Kim advanced to the finals of their respective consolation brackets of the Mercer Gridiron Classic here Saturday at the Leroy Peddy Tennis Center. In addition, the doubles squad of Magda Stepnik and Lorena Rionda will also play for a consolation championship while Stepnik and Lola Asis will compete in the extra consolation draw semifinals. All action will take place on Sunday.
  • Cureton Wins Consolation Singles Title; Rionda and Stepnik Win in Doubles at Mercer Gridiron Classic
    October 07, 2018
    MACON, GA - Carolyn Cureton won the championship of the Flight C singles consolation bracket while the doubles team of Lorenda Rionda and Magda Stepnik picked up the championship in the Flight A doubles consolation bracket of the Mercer Gridiron Classic played here Sunday at Leroy Peddy Tennis Center.
  • Four Mocs Advance in Winners Bracket at Mercer Gridiron Classic
    October 05, 2018
    MACON, GA - Lorena Rionda, Minnie Kim, Natalija Popovic, and Gabby Hesse all advanced in the singles play winners bracket at the Mercer Gridiron Classic here Friday at the Leroy Peddy Tennis Center. Rionda and Kim advanced in Flight A while Popovic moved on in Fight B and Hesse advanced in Flight C. Florida Southern is one of just three non-Division I teams in the 16-team tournament.
  • Moccasin Athletics Partners with AFSP to #StopSuicide
    September 24, 2018
    LAKELAND, FL ? Florida Southern College Athletics and its Student-Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC) have announced that the Moccasins will partner with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention in a year-long effort to raise awareness and donations to help fight suicide.
  • Mocs' Play In ITA South Regionals Ends in Day Two
    September 22, 2018
    LAKELAND, FL - Florida Southern's Lorena Rionda saw her run in the ITA South Region Championships come to a close on Saturday with a 6-4, 6-1 quarterfinal loss to Natalie Espinal of Nova Southeastern. Also, Natalija Popovic fell, 7-5, 5-7, 10-4 to Daniel Obanda, also of Nova Southeastern, in her second match of the tournament after a win in her opening match on Friday.
  • Rionda Advances in Singles Play at ITA South Regionals
    September 21, 2018
    LAKELAND, FL - Lorena Rionda picked up a pair of wins to advance in singles play at the ITA South Regional Championships held Friday at the Wynee Warden Tennis Center. Rionda downed Dorotea Hanzek of Montevallo, 6-1, 6-4, in her opening round match and then topped Daryna Gukaysan of West Alabama, 6-1, 7-5. She will face Nina Furmaniak of Saint Leo in Saturday's winner bracket action.