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.
No. 23 Lorena Rionda had a strong showing in the No. 2 singles flight, defeating Taisiia Andrieieva in two 6-1 sets to improve to a team-best 11-1 record in singles play. Gabby Hesse won by retirement in the No. 6 singles flight, improving to 3-0 in singles play and remains the only Moccasin with an undefeated record.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
|1. #46 Klara Thell-Lenntorp (AAU-WT) def. Selin Devrimci (FSCW) 6-4, 6-2|
|2. #23 Lorena Rionda (FSCW) def. Taisiia Andrieieva (AAU-WT) 6-1, 6-1|
|3. Alma Thell-Lenntorp (AAU-WT) def. #42 Magda Stepnik (FSCW) 6-4, 6-1|
|4. Minnie Kim (FSCW) def. Maria Andrisani (AAU-WT) 2-6, 7-6 (7-4), 10-4|
|5. Sofia Ragona (AAU-WT) def. Lola Asis (FSCW) 6-3, 6-2|
|6. Gabby Hesse (FSCW) def. Paula Alcantara (AAU-WT) 6-4, 3-0, retired|
|1. #1 Alma Thell-Lenntorp/Klara Thell-Lenntorp (AAU-WT) def. Selin Devrimci/Lorena Rionda (FSCW) 6-4|
|2. Minnie Kim/Magda Stepnik (FSCW) def. Paula Alcantara/Taisiia Andrieieva (AAU-WT) 6-4|
|3. Maria Andrisani/Sofia Ragona (AAU-WT) def. Lola Asis/Gabby Hesse (FSCW) 6-1|
|Academy of Art 8-3; National ranking #11|
|Florida Southern 12-2; National ranking #12|
|Order of finish: Doubles (3,1,2); Singles (6,2,1,5,3,4)|
The Moccasins will travel to the east coast on Friday and Saturday for two top-10 matchups against No. 6 Nova Southeastern and No. 7 Lynn.