DAYTONA BEACH - Florida Southern grabbed a 2-1 lead after doubles and made it stand, taking four of six singles matches, en route to a 6-3 road win here at the Crott Tennis Complex on the campus of Embry-Riddle University. With the victory, the 25th-ranked Moccasins improve to 12-5 overall while the Eagles fall to 2-11.
Embry-Riddle's top doubles duo of Alexis Marshall and Maud Mrad topped FSC's Selin Devrimci and Sasha Nionova, 8-3, while the Moccasins pairing of Lorena Rionda and Magda Stepnik evened the match with an 8-4 win over Lydia Carter and Ana Gonzalez Hoyat number three. FSC's Lola Asis and Linnea Skymberg downed Maria Turrillo and Kathryn Bock at number two by an 8-6 tally to give the Moccasins a 2-1 advantage heading into singles play.
Embry-Riddle tied the match once again as Turrillo took a win with Rionda retired trailing 4-3 at number two singles. Asis picked up a 6-2, 6-1 win at number five over ERAU's Carter while Skymberg grabbed a 6-2, 6-1 win over Mrad at number one.
Devrimci fell, 6-3, 6-2 to the Eagles' Marshall at number three while Stepnik downed Hoy, 6-2, 6-4 at number six. Natalija Popovic wrapped the match wth a a 7-5, 7-5 victory at number four over Bock.
Florida Southern hosts Palm Beach Atlantic this Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Wynee Warden Tennis Center.