MELBOURNE, FL - The Sunshine State Conference announced on Monday that Florida Southern College women's tennis senior Natalija Popovic had won the Conference Player of the Week. The honor is the first in Popovic's career and the first for any Moccasin women's tennis player since April 17, 2017 when Sasha Nionova won the award.
SATELLITE BEACH, FL - Fresh off a close Senior Day contest, Florida Southern College women's tennis spoiled Senior Day for Florida Tech, winning a close 4-3 match at the Desoto Tennis Center. The Moccasins (15-5, 6-3 SSC) clinched the match early but gave up three singles flights to the Panthers (10-8, 2-8 SSC) after clinching the win.
LAKELAND, FL - Lorena Rionda and Natalija Popovic made Senior Day memorable on Wednesday afternoon by winning their singles matches as Florida Southern College women's tennis triumphed 4-3 over Rollins at the Wynee Warden Tennis Center. The Moccasins (14-5, 5-3 SSC) lost the doubles point but used strong performances in the No. 2, 3, 5 and 6 singles flights to defeat the Tars (8-9, 2-5 SSC) on Senior Day. The win is the fifth-straight for the Mocs against the Tars, though Rollins still leads the all-time series, 43-14.
LAKELAND, FL - Florida Southern College women's tennis dropped Saturday's conference matchup at the Wynee Warden Tennis Center, falling to Barry, 7-0. The No. 14 Moccasins (13-5, 4-3 SSC) could not overcome a strong showing from the No. 2 Buccaneers (13-1, 5-1 SSC) with No. 51 Lorena Rionda winning the only set for the Mocs, taking the first set 6-4 in the No. 2 singles flight against No. 39 Julie Razafindranaly. HOW IT HAPPENED: Singles competition 1. Zuza Maciejewska (BARRY-W) def. Selin Devrimci (FSCW) 6-0, 6-3 2. #39 Julie Razafindranaly (BARRY-W) def. #51 Lorena Rionda (FSCW) 4-6, 6-4, 10-8 3. #54 Eleonore Barrere (BARRY-W) def. Natalija Popovic (FSCW) 6-4, 7-6 4. Aleksandra Buczynska (BARRY-W) def. Lola Asis (FSCW) 6-4, 6-1 5. Hannah Seizer (BARRY-W) def. Gabby Hesse (FSCW) 6-1, 6-3 6. Patricia Lopez (BARRY-W) def. No player (FSCW), by default Doubles competition 1. Selin Devrimci/Natalija Popovic (FSCW) def. #1 Verena Schmid/Zuza Maciejewska (BARRY-W) 6-3 2. #18 Jil Engelmann/Eleonore Barrere (BARRY-W) def. Lorena Rionda/Lola Asis (FSCW) 6-2 3. Julie Razafindranaly/Hannah Seizer (BARRY-W) def. Gabby Hesse/No player (FSCW), by default Match Notes Barry 13-1 (5-1 SSC); National ranking #2; Regional ranking #1 Florida Southern 13-5 (4-3 SSC); National ranking #14; Regional ranking #6 Order of finish: Doubles (3,2,1); Singles (6,1,5,4,3,2) UP NEXT: The Moccasins will host No. 43 Rollins on Wednesday at the Wynee Warden Tennis Center at 3 p.m. for senior day before traveling to Melbourne to take on Florida Tech on Saturday at 10:30 a.m.
ST. PETERSBURG, FL - Florida Southern College women's tennis cruised to a 6-1 victory over Eckerd on Friday afternoon at the Bullard Courts, snapping a three-game losing streak and improving to 4-2 in conference play. The No. 14 Moccasins (13-4, 4-2 SSC) won in every matchup barring the No. 6 singles flight, where the Tritons (5-10, 0-6 SSC) won by default. The win for the Mocs snapped a three-game skid heading into a difficult contest on Saturday against No. 2 Barry.
BOCA RATON, FL - Florida Southern College women's tennis concluded a tough road trip on Saturday morning, falling 7-0 to Lynn at the Perper Tennis Complex. The No. 4 Fighting Knights (15-0, 6-0 SSC) continued their hot streak and remain undefeated in 2019, handing the No. 12 Moccasins (12-4, 3-2 SSC) their first loss without winning a point since beating them 5-0 on April 21, 2018 in last year's SSC Tournament. Minnie Kim and Magda Stepnik won the only match for the Mocs, improving to 7-0 in doubles play after winning a 9-7 tiebreaker in the No. 2 doubles flight.
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.
LAKELAND, FL - Florida Southern College women's tennis suffered its second loss of 2019 on Monday afternoon, falling to Academy of Art, 4-3. The No. 12 Moccasins (12-2) faced a tough challenger in the No. 11 Urban Knights (8-3), falling in doubles play and splitting the six singles matches with ART U.
LAKELAND, FL – Florida Southern College President Dr. Anne B. Kerr has announced the appointment of Drew Howard as the Moccasins’ new Director of Athletics & Dean of Wellness. The announcement was made on Monday during a press conference at Streamline Sale Arena at Jenkins Field House.
DAYTONA BEACH, FL - Florida Southern College women's tennis stayed perfect in conference play on Thursday afternoon, cruising to a 6-1 win over Embry-Riddle. The No. 12 Moccasins (12-1, 3-0 SSC) won the doubles point over the No. 47 Eagles (4-5, 0-3 SSC) and nearly swept all the singles flights en route to their third win in a row.