BOCA RATON - No. 2 ranked Lynn University lived up to its lofty ranking by shutting out No. 25 Florida Southern, 9-0, here Saturday in Sunshine State Conference women's tennis action at the Perper Tennis Complex. With the win, the Knights remain undefeated at 16-0 overall and 6-0 in the SSC, while FSC drops to 10-5 overall and 4-2 in the league.
Lynn took the first two doubles matches by identical 8-0 scores as Diana Bogolii and Grace Mpassy defeated Linnea Skymberg and Natalija Popovic at number two and Tereza Hejlova and Carolina Cuevas topped Lorena Rionda and Magda Stepnik at number three. Stefanie Stemmer and Rosalie Willig completed the double sweep by downing Sasha Nionova and Selin Devrimci, 8-4, at number one.
Stemmer began singles action with a 6-0, 6-1 win over Lola Asis at number five while Bogoli, ranked 6th in the NCAA Division II, posted a 6-2, 6-2 win over Devrimci at number three. No 15 Willig then recorded a 6-2, 6-2 victory over Rionda at number two to clinch the win for the Knights.
Mpassey, the No. 14 player in the nation, defeated Skymberg, 6-2, 6-1 at number one and Martina Gledacheva downed Popovic, 6-4, 6-2 at number four while Cuevas wrapped up the shutout with a 6-0, 6-3 triumph over Stepnik at number six.
Florida Southern will turn around in less than 24 hours to play at No. 26 Nova Southeastern Sunday at 11 a.m.