FT. LAUDERDALE, FL - Florida Southern College women's tennis suffered its first conference loss of the season on Friday afternoon, falling 5-2 to Nova Southeastern in Ft. Lauderdale. The No. 12 Moccasins (12-3, 3-1 SSC) won the doubles point but could not hold off the No. 8 Sharks (16-1, 5-1 SSC) in singles play. The loss is the third-straight against Nova Southeastern, although Florida Southern still leads the all-time series, 18-8.
Lola Asis won two 6-3 sets in the No. 6 singles flight to improve to 11-3 in singles play, tying Lorena Rionda for the lead in singles wins. The No. 2 doubles pairing of Minnie Kim and Magda Stepnik remained undefeated in doubles play, improving to 6-0 after winning 6-4 over Daniela Obando and Chantal Nosievici. Kim and Stepnik remain tied for the lead in doubles victories with records of 11-3 and 11-2, respectively.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
|1. #8 Natalie Espinal (NSU) def. #64 Selin Devrimci (FSCW) 6-1, 6-2|
|2. Daniela Obando (NSU) def. #39 Lorena Rionda (FSCW) 6-4, 6-4|
|3. Diane Follin-Arbelet (NSU) def. #66 Magda Stepnik (FSCW) 6-4, 6-2|
|4. Chantal Nosievici (NSU) def. Minnie Kim (FSCW) 6-3, 6-7, 10-7|
|5. Sarah Wardenburg (NSU) def. Natalija Popovic (FSCW) 4-6, 6-4, 6-2|
|6. Lola Asis (FSCW) def. Isabella Lowrey (NSU) 6-3, 6-3|
|1. Sarah Wardenburg/Natalie Espinal (NSU) def. Selin Devrimci/Natalija Popovic (FSCW) 6-2|
|2. Minnie Kim/Magda Stepnik (FSCW) def. Daniela Obando/Chantal Nosievici (NSU) 6-4|
|3. Lorena Rionda/Gabby Hesse (FSCW) def. Isabella Lowrey/Diane Follin-Arbelet (NSU) 6-1|
|Florida Southern 12-3, 3-1 SSC; National ranking #12; Regional ranking #6|
|Nova Southeastern 16-1, 5-1 SSC; National ranking #8; Regional ranking #5|
|Order of finish: Doubles (3,1,2); Singles (1,6,3,2,5,4)|
|Official: C. Small, J. English T-3:15|
The Moccasins will look to rebound on Saturday when they take on No. 4 Lynn at 10 a.m. in Boca Raton.