LAKELAND, FL - Florida Southern College women's tennis cruised in its SSC-opener and home-opener against Tampa on Wednesday, winning 6-1. The No. 9 Moccasins (4-0, 1-0) earned the doubles point and won five of the six singles flights in straight sets to give the Spartans (1-2, 0-1) their first conference loss of 2019.
Junior Avery Hunter made her debut for the Mocs for 2019 in the No. 6 singles flight, defeating Nicoline Palmgren 6-4, 6-3. The No. 3 doubles pairing of Gabby Hesse and Natalija Popovic improved to a perfect 3-0 for the season, the only remaining doubles pairing for the Moccasins to remain undefeated. Magda Stepnik also improved to 3-0 on the season but for singles play, substituting in for the No. 2 singles flight.
HOW IT HAPPENED
|1. Selin Devrimci (FSCW) def. Vanina Iordanova (UTW) 6-2, 6-0|
|2. Magda Stepnik (FSCW) def. Corbin Dorsey (UTW) 6-2, 6-2|
|3. Minnie Kim (FSCW) def. Lilley Nice (UTW) 6-1, 6-0|
|4. Natalija Popovic (FSCW) def. Caroline Lozo (UTW) 6-3, 7-5|
|5. Maddie Stephens (UTW) def. Lola Asis (FSCW) 4-6, 6-2, 10-7|
|6. Avery Hunter (FSCW) def. Nicoline Palmgren (UTW) 6-4, 6-3|
|1. Selin Devrimci/Minnie Kim (FSCW) def. Lilley Nice/Caroline Lozo (UTW) 6-4|
|2. Corbin Dorsey/Maddie Stephens (UTW) def. Lorena Rionda/Magda Stepnik (FSCW) 7-6 (8-6)|
|3. Natalija Popovic/Gabby Hesse (FSCW) def. Vanina Iordanova/Dakota Busch (UTW) 6-4|
|Florida Southern 4-0; National ranking #9; Regional ranking #6|
|Order of finish: Doubles (1,3,2); Singles (1,3,4,2,5,6)|
The Moccasins will stay in Lakeland for this Saturday's match against Palm Beach Atlantic, time set for 2:00 p.m.