Florida Southern 2018-19 Women's Tennis News

  • Moccasins Drop Heartbreaker to Lions in Opening Round of South Region Tournament
    May 13, 2019
    MIAMI SHORES, FL - Florida Southern College women's tennis saw its 2019 season end on Monday morning, falling 4-2 to Saint Leo in the opening round of the South Region I Tournament on the campus of Barry. The No. 21 Moccasins (15-8) won the doubles point but could hold off a potent No. 4 Lions (20-6) singles rotation. The fourth-seeded Lions move on to challenge top-seeded Barry tomorrow at 10 a.m. for a berth to the Championship on the line.
  • Women's Tennis Earns NCAA South Regional Berth
    May 07, 2019
    INDIANAPOLIS - Florida Southern College women's tennis will be the No. 5 seed in the 2019 NCAA Division II Women's Tennis South Region I Tournament and will face No. 4 Saint Leo on Monday, May 13 at Barry University in Miami Shores in a repeat of last year's South Region I opening round. The winner of Monday's match takes on the top-seeded Buccaneers on Tuesday, May 14.
  • Rionda Earns Conference Second Team Singles Honor
    May 07, 2019
    MELBOURNE, FL - The Sunshine State Conference named Florida Southern College women's tennis senior Lorena Rionda to the 2019 All-SSC Women's Second Team Singles on Wednesday. The senior from Gijon, Spain went 13-5 in singles play this season with a 1-0 record in the No. 1 flight and a 12-5 record in the No. 2 flight.
  • Sharks Top Mocs in SSC Quarterfinal
    April 26, 2019
    BRADENTON, FL - Florida Southern College women's tennis had its 2019 Sunshine State Conference Tournament cut short on Friday evening, falling 4-0 to Nova Southeastern at IMG Academy. The No. 5 seed Moccasins (15-7, 6-4 SSC) were unable to avenge their loss earlier this season in Ft. Lauderdale to the No. 4 seed Sharks (20-3, 7-3 SSC), finishing only three singles matches before the Sharks clinched the match.
  • Mattson, Holmes Earn Pat McFadden Awards
    April 24, 2019
    LAKELAND, FL - Florida Southern College held its annual Athletic Academic Awards Banquet on Monday evening as it recognized its top student-athletes in an event held at Streamline Sale Arena at Jenkins Field House. More than 500 student-athletes, coaches, staff, and invited guests were in attendance.
  • No. 19 Moccasins Nearly Pull off Upset Over No. 3 Lions
    April 16, 2019
    LAKELAND, FL - Florida Southern College women's tennis nearly pulled off the upset over Saint Leo on Tuesday afternoon at the Wynee Warden Tennis Center, falling 4-3 to conclude the regular season. The No. 19 Moccasins (15-6, 6-4 SSC) went toe-to-toe with the No. 3 Lions (17-4, 6-4 SSC), losing the doubles point in the tiebreaker of the No. 2 doubles flight. The match came down to the final point as No. 54 Marta Vicens Miquel escaped with the win in three sets (6-2, 3-6, 6-4) over Selin Devrimci in the No. 1 singles flight.
  • Popovic Wins SSC Player of the Week
    April 15, 2019
    MELBOURNE, FL - The Sunshine State Conference announced on Monday that Florida Southern College women's tennis senior Natalija Popovic had won the Conference Player of the Week. The honor is the first in Popovic's career and the first for any Moccasin women's tennis player since April 17, 2017 when Sasha Nionova won the award.
  • Mocs Spoil Senior Day for Panthers
    April 13, 2019
    SATELLITE BEACH, FL - Fresh off a close Senior Day contest, Florida Southern College women's tennis spoiled Senior Day for Florida Tech, winning a close 4-3 match at the Desoto Tennis Center. The Moccasins (15-5, 6-3 SSC) clinched the match early but gave up three singles flights to the Panthers (10-8, 2-8 SSC) after clinching the win.
  • Mocs Triumph 4-3 Over Tars on Senior Day
    April 10, 2019
    LAKELAND, FL - Lorena Rionda and Natalija Popovic made Senior Day memorable on Wednesday afternoon by winning their singles matches as Florida Southern College women's tennis triumphed 4-3 over Rollins at the Wynee Warden Tennis Center. The Moccasins (14-5, 5-3 SSC) lost the doubles point but used strong performances in the No. 2, 3, 5 and 6 singles flights to defeat the Tars (8-9, 2-5 SSC) on Senior Day. The win is the fifth-straight for the Mocs against the Tars, though Rollins still leads the all-time series, 43-14.
  • Mocs Drop Match to No. 2 Barry
    April 06, 2019
    LAKELAND, FL - Florida Southern College women's tennis dropped Saturday's conference matchup at the Wynee Warden Tennis Center, falling to Barry, 7-0. The No. 14 Moccasins (13-5, 4-3 SSC) could not overcome a strong showing from the No. 2 Buccaneers (13-1, 5-1 SSC) with No. 51 Lorena Rionda winning the only set for the Mocs, taking the first set 6-4 in the No. 2 singles flight against No. 39 Julie Razafindranaly.  HOW IT HAPPENED: Singles competition 1. Zuza Maciejewska (BARRY-W) def. Selin Devrimci (FSCW) 6-0, 6-3 2. #39 Julie Razafindranaly (BARRY-W) def. #51 Lorena Rionda (FSCW) 4-6, 6-4, 10-8 3. #54 Eleonore Barrere (BARRY-W) def. Natalija Popovic (FSCW) 6-4, 7-6 4. Aleksandra Buczynska (BARRY-W) def. Lola Asis (FSCW) 6-4, 6-1 5. Hannah Seizer (BARRY-W) def. Gabby Hesse (FSCW) 6-1, 6-3 6. Patricia Lopez (BARRY-W) def. No player (FSCW), by default Doubles competition 1. Selin Devrimci/Natalija Popovic (FSCW) def. #1 Verena Schmid/Zuza Maciejewska (BARRY-W) 6-3 2. #18 Jil Engelmann/Eleonore Barrere (BARRY-W) def. Lorena Rionda/Lola Asis (FSCW) 6-2 3. Julie Razafindranaly/Hannah Seizer (BARRY-W) def. Gabby Hesse/No player (FSCW), by default Match Notes Barry 13-1 (5-1 SSC); National ranking #2; Regional ranking #1 Florida Southern 13-5 (4-3 SSC); National ranking #14; Regional ranking #6 Order of finish: Doubles (3,2,1); Singles (6,1,5,4,3,2) UP NEXT: The Moccasins will host No. 43 Rollins on Wednesday at the Wynee Warden Tennis Center at 3 p.m. for senior day before traveling to Melbourne to take on Florida Tech on Saturday at 10:30 a.m.
  • Riddell Earns 200th Win as Women's Tennis Cruises over Tritons
    April 05, 2019
    ST. PETERSBURG, FL - Florida Southern College women's tennis cruised to a 6-1 victory over Eckerd on Friday afternoon at the Bullard Courts, snapping a three-game losing streak and improving to 4-2 in conference play. The No. 14 Moccasins (13-4, 4-2 SSC) won in every matchup barring the No. 6 singles flight, where the Tritons (5-10, 0-6 SSC) won by default. The win for the Mocs snapped a three-game skid heading into a difficult contest on Saturday against No. 2 Barry.
  • No. 4 Fighting Knights Defeat No. 12 Moccasins
    March 30, 2019
    BOCA RATON, FL - Florida Southern College women's tennis concluded a tough road trip on Saturday morning, falling 7-0 to Lynn at the Perper Tennis Complex. The No. 4 Fighting Knights (15-0, 6-0 SSC) continued their hot streak and remain undefeated in 2019, handing the No. 12 Moccasins (12-4, 3-2 SSC) their first loss without winning a point since beating them 5-0 on April 21, 2018 in last year's SSC Tournament. Minnie Kim and Magda Stepnik won the only match for the Mocs, improving to 7-0 in doubles play after winning a 9-7 tiebreaker in the No. 2 doubles flight.
  • Sharks Hand Mocs First Conference Loss of 2019
    March 29, 2019
    FT. LAUDERDALE, FL -  Florida Southern College women's tennis suffered its first conference loss of the season on Friday afternoon, falling 5-2 to Nova Southeastern in Ft. Lauderdale. The No. 12 Moccasins (12-3, 3-1 SSC) won the doubles point but could not hold off the No. 8 Sharks (16-1, 5-1 SSC) in singles play. The loss is the third-straight against Nova Southeastern, although Florida Southern still leads the all-time series, 18-8.
  • 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.
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