LAKELAND - Florida Southern blanked Bluefield State, 9-0, here Sunday at the Wynee Warden Tennis Center. The victory was the Moccasins' fourth in a row and improves the team's record to 4-2 on the season while Bluefield drops to 1-4.
Moccasin head coach rested most of her normal line-up in the match, allowing for some players to see their first action of the season, while Bluefield State only dressed five players for the match.
In doubles, the Moccasins' number two team of Avery Hunter and Katie Stanford defeated Leandrea Armbrister and Maggie Tien by an 8-0 score, while Magda Stepnik and Lorena Rionda topped Wendy Rudhu and Laura Hernandez, 8-3, at number one. Lola Asis and Gabby Hesse won their match at number three doubles by default.
In singles, FSC's Stanford made her season debut at number five and won in straight sets, 6-0, 6-0, over Tien while Hunter also played in her first match of the year, and posted an identical score, 6-0, 6-0, in her win at number four versus Armbrister.
Stepnik played in her second match of the season for Florida Southern and recorded her second straight win with a 6-0 6-0 triumph over Browning at number three while Asis captured her third consecutive match with a 6-0, 6-1 defeat of Hernandez at number two. Devrimci captured her second win in her last three matches, topping Rudhu, 6-0, 7-5 at number one. Carolyn Cureton won her match at number six singles by default.
Florida Southern is back in action tomorrow at 3 p.m. against Wayne State (MI) at the Wynee Warden Tennis Center.