PENSACOLA, FL - Florida Southern College women's tennis finished strong on the season-opening weekend trip to Pensacola, defeating West Alabama, 4-1. The No. 17 Moccasins (3-0) won the doubles point and dominated the Tigers (1-2) in singles play to cap off a great start to the 2019 season that included a close 4-3 win over No. 2 West Florida on Saturday.
Junior Lola Asis finished the weekend a perfect 3-0 in the No. 6 singles flight, including a 6-1, 6-3 victory over Gabriela Araujo from the No. 2 Argonauts on Saturday. No. 50 Lorena Rionda went undefeated in both singles and doubles competitions, going 2-0 in No. 2 doubles with Magda Stepnik against Auburn Montgomery and West Alabama and an identical 2-0 record in No. 2 singles versus Auburn Montgomery and West Florida.
HOW IT HAPPENED
|1. Selin Devrimci (FSCW) def. Daryna Hukasian (UWAW) 6-4, 6-4|
|2. #50 Lorena Rionda (FSCW) vs. Sarah Manseri (UWAW) 3-6, 2-4, unfinished|
|3. Haina Franco (UWAW) def. Minnie Kim (FSCW) 6-2, 6-0|
|4. Magda Stepnik (FSCW) def. Georgina Salom (UWAW) 6-4, 6-2|
|5. Natalija Popovic (FSCW) vs. Andrea Tomassone (UWAW) 4-6, 3-4, unfinished|
|6. Lola Asis (FSCW) def. Liliana Araucz (UWAW) 6-1, 6-4|
|1. Georgina Salom/Andrea Tomassone (UWAW) def. Selin Devrimci/Minnie Kim (FSCW) 6-1|
|2. Lorena Rionda/Magda Stepnik (FSCW) def. Haina Franco/Sarah Manseri (UWAW) 6-2|
|3. Natalija Popovic/Gabby Hesse (FSCW) def. Liliana Araucz/Daryna Hukasian (UWAW) 6-2|
|West Alabama 1-2; Regional ranking #10|
|Florida Southern 3-0; National ranking #17; Regional ranking #6|
|Order of finish: Doubles (1,3,2); Singles (3,6,1,5)|
The Moccasins return to Lakeland for their home-opener against Tampa on Wednesday at 3 p.m. before hosting Palm Beach Atlantic on Saturday at 2 p.m.