ST. PETERSBURG, FL - Head coach Trish Riddell earned her 200th win at the helm of Florida Southern College women's tennis as the Moccasins cruised to a 6-1 victory over Eckerd on Friday afternoon at the Bullard Courts. 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. Riddell is now 200-114 all-time and is second all-time in wins behind Dr. Ed Jeffries' 250 victories.
Natalija Popovic won her 50th match as a Moc, winning 6-1, 6-0 over Bailey Kornich in the No. 4 singles flight. Lorena Rionda and Lola Asis remain tied for the team lead in singles wins with 12-3 and 12-4 records, respectively. Gabby Hesse improved to 4-1 in singles play by defeating Cassidy Lear 6-2, 6-0 and senior Carolyn Cureton made her 2019 debut in the No. 3 doubles flight, pairing with Hesse in a 6-2 victory.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
|1. Selin Devrimci (FSCW) def. Taylor Selby (ECW) 6-2, 6-1|
|2. #51 Lorena Rionda (FSCW) def. MaryAnn Aaron (ECW) 6-0, 6-1|
|3. Natalija Popovic (FSCW) def. Bailey Koronich (ECW) 6-1, 6-0|
|4. Lola Asis (FSCW) def. Theo Schultz (ECW) 6-0, 6-0|
|5. Gabby Hesse (FSCW) def. Cassidy Lear (ECW) 6-2, 6-0|
|6. Madeline Carlson (ECW) def. No player (FSCW), by default|
|1. Selin Devrimci/Natalija Popovic (FSCW) def. Taylor Selby/MaryAnn Aaron (ECW) 6-4|
|2. Lorena Rionda/Lola Asis (FSCW) def. Bailey Koronich/Theo Schultz (ECW) 6-0|
|3. Gabby Hesse/Carolyn Cureton (FSCW) def. Cassidy Lear/Madeline Carlson (ECW) 6-2|
|Florida Southern 13-4 (4-2 SSC); National ranking #14; Regional ranking #6|
|Eckerd 5-10 (0-6 SSC)|
|Order of finish: Doubles (2,3,1); Singles (6,3,4,2,5,1)|
The Mocs host No. 2 Barry on Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Wynee Warden Tennis Center.