SATELLITE BEACH, FL - Fresh off their own 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 No. 19 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.
The match was the last home game in the history of Florida Tech women's tennis as the team will discontinue at the conclusion of this spring. The all-time series will go to the Moccasins (15-3), including an 8-1 record at home and a 7-1 record away. Head coach Trish Riddell finishes with an all-time record of 13-3 against the Panthers, including four-straight wins.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
|1. Alahna Reto (FTW) def. Selin Devrimci (FSCW) 3-6, 7-6, 6-2|
|2. Maria Paricio (FTW) def. #53 Lorena Rionda (FSCW) 2-6, 7-5, 6-2|
|3. Natalija Popovic (FSCW) def. Maria Chun (FTW) 3-6, 6-3, 6-0|
|4. Magda Stepnik (FSCW) def. Paloma Vela (FTW) 5-7, 6-1, 6-2|
|5. Lauren Stuckey (FTW) def. Lola Asis (FSCW) 6-0, 1-6, 7-6|
|6. Gabby Hesse (FSCW) def. Dina Dragoljic (FTW) 6-1, 6-1|
|1. Maria Paricio/Paloma Vela (FTW) def. Selin Devrimci/Natalija Popovic (FSCW) 7-6|
|2. Minnie Kim/Magda Stepnik (FSCW) def. Maria Chun/Lauren Stuckey (FTW) 6-1|
|3. Lola Asis/Lorena Rionda (FSCW) def. Alahna Reto/Dina Dragoljic (FTW) 6-1|
|Florida Tech 10-8 (2-8)|
|Florida Southern 15-5 (6-3); National ranking #19; Regional ranking #6|
|Order of finish: Doubles (3,2,1); Singles (6,3,4,2,5,1)|
The Moccasins will host Saint Leo in Lakeland at the Wynee Warden Tennis Center at 4 p.m. on Tuesday to conclude the regular season. The match was scheduled for a 3 p.m. start but was moved by one hour due to conflicting events.