BRADENTON - Florida Southern dropped a 5-0 match to Lynn University in the semifinals of the 2017 Sunshine State Conference Tournament played here Friday at the IMG Academy. With the loss, the 25th-ranked Moccasins fall to 14-7 while the No. 2 ranked Knights improve to 20-1. The Moccasins will now face Rollins, who lost 5-0 to Barry in the other semifinal match, in the SSC Tournament third-place match Saturday at 2 p.m.
Lynn's Diana Bogolii and Grace Mpassy defeated Selin Devrimci and Lola Asis, 8-0, at number two doubles while Tereza Hejlova and Martina Gledacheva downed Magda Stepnik and Natalija Popovic, 8-3, at number three. Stefanie Stemmer and Rosalie Willig completed Lynn's sweep of doubles with a 8-5 win over Sasha Nionova and Linnea Skymberg at number one.
Gledacheva started doubles off the Lynn with a 6-2, 6-0 triumph over Avery Hunter at number five, while Stemmer picked up a 6-1, 6-3 victory over Asis at number four to seal the win for Lynn.
In tournament play, once a team wins five matches, the match is stopped and all singles not completed, are left unfinished.