SEC Saturday Tennis Report > SEC > NEWS
  • JOIN THE SECNATION   Register / Login
  •  

    SEC Saturday Tennis Report

    Lady Bulldogs Fall Just Short Against No. 8 Cal

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.—The fourth-ranked Georgia women’s tennis team fell just short to the eighth-ranked Cal Bears in the quarterfinals of the 2014 ITA  National Team Indoor Championships, losing 4-3 Saturday afternoon at the Boars Head Tennis Club.
     
    The Bulldogs (4-1) will play tomorrow in a consolation match. The time of that match, as well as the Bulldogs’ opponent, has not yet been announced.
     
    Georgia won the doubles point with wins at Nos. 2 and 3. Georgia’s pair of Lilly Kimbell and Caroline Brinson picked up their second doubles win of the weekend with a quick 6-2 win over Cal’s (4-0) Lynn Chi and Klara Fabikova. Georgia’s No. 5 duo of Lauren Herring clinched the point, using a late break to beat Cal’s Annett Schutting and Maegan Manasse, 7-5. 
     
    In singles, No.25  Kowase gave the Bulldogs a 2-0 lead after beating No. 95 Chi, 6-3, 6-2, but the Bears responded with three straight singles wins to take a 3-2 lead. Cal’s No. 16 Zsofi Susanyi beat No. 33 Kimbell 6-0, 6-4 and then No. 15 Starr just outlasted No. 10 Garcia 6-3, 4-6, 10-7 to tie the overall match score, 2-2. Later, Fabikova snuck past Fuller 7-5, 7-5 to give Cal a 3-2 lead. Georgia’s No. 4 Herring brought the match to a 3-3 tie with a 7-6(3), 6-1 win over the Bear’s No. 26 Schutting, but Cal clinched the match when No. 31 Manasse beat King, 7-6(5), 6-3.
     
    Georgia is making its 24th program appearance at ITA National Team Indoors. Time and opponent information for tomorrow’s match will be posted on Georgiadogs.com later this evening.
     

     

    LSU Women's Tennis Falls to No. 27 Florida State

    TALLAHASSEE, FLA. – The No. 60 LSU women’s tennis team (4-2) fell to No. 27 Florida State (4-2) 4-1 on Saturday as part of ESPN’s College MatchDay.

    “I was happy with the way we competed and the heart (we played with),” said LSU head coach Julia Sell.  “The tough part is we got off to some slow starts.  Florida State did a really good job of capitalizing on the big points. It wasn’t bad tennis.  The score wasn’t indicative of the play.”  

    Due to a new ITA women’s experimental format, used for all matches shown on ESPN3, the singles matches were played first.  

    “I love all six going at once, the emotion down six courts,” said Sell.  “I think it’s so much more exciting.  As the match went on, even at the end, we had a chance to take it into the doubles.   Not one fan left, they stayed the whole time.  With singles first, you build the support.  I’m all for it.”

    On court five, Abigail Owens fell behind early but settled in to defeat Laurence Porry 6-3, 6-4.

    On court three, Gabrielle Otero battled hard but ultimately fell 6-4, 6-2 to Daniela Schippers.    

    On court four, Ella Taylor fell to Mia Vriens 6-0, 6-1, while Joana Vale Costa lost 6-3, 6-3 to Kerrie Cartwright on court two.

    On court one, Noel Scott met defeat 6-1, 6-3 at the hands of Daneika Borthwick.  

    The experimental format required four points to clinch the match, with the remaining matches going unfinished.  The doubles matches were not played after the Seminoles went 4-1 in singles matches.  

    The Lady Tigers return to the court on Feb. 14 as they host USF at W.T. “Dub” Robinson Stadium at 6 p.m. CST.  
     




    Vandy falls to No. 9 Miami in ITA Indoor consolation

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - The 15th-ranked Vanderbilt women’s tennis team fell in its its first consolation match of the 2014 ITA National Team Indoor Championship against No. 9 University of Miami, 4-3, at the Boar’s Head Sports Club in Charlottesville, Va.

    “This was a tough one,” said VU head coach Geoff Macdonald. “We came out flat in doubles, and you just can’t do that when you’re playing a team of this caliber. However, I think we’ve been playing very good at our singles positions. Both UNC and Miami were elite eight teams last year and we are just coming up one match short. We are going to regroup and get ready to play tomorrow.”

    The 9th-ranked Hurricanes quickly won the doubles point over the Commodores, winning at the No. 1 and No. 2 positions.

    No. 29 Monique Albuquerque and Clementina Riobueno won 6-4, over Ashleigh Antal and Lauren Mira at the No. 1 position. Courtney Colton and Marie Casares lost at No. 2, 6-4.

    Trailing 1-0 going into singles, the Commodores got into even more of a hole, losing at both No. 1 and No. 2 singles.

    Mira was knocked off by 32nd-ranked Stephanie Wagner in straight sets, four and one. No. 48 Georgina Sellyn was upset at the No. 2 position by 64th-ranked Kelsey Laurente, 6-2, 6-4.

    Vanderbilt stormed back winning the next three singles matches at No. 6, 4 and 5. Casares and Frances Altick won in straight sets, at six and four, respectively.

    After dropping her first set 7-5, No. 102 Antal won her second set tiebreak to force a third set super breaker. In the third set Antal pulled it out, 10-7, to set up a clinching situation at No. 3 singles.

    Colton, who had already dropped her first set 7-5, need to split and then win the third set breaker at the time Antal won her match.

    The Vandy sophomore couldn’t quite pull it out, falling 6-4 in the second set.

    Vanderbilt will face No. 13 Clemson at 8 a.m. ET, in its final match at the National Indoor Championship.

    Last season the Commodores lost to the Tigers in the second round of the NCAA tournament, 4-2. Vandy won the doubles point, and picked up a win at No. 4 with Casares.






    No. 75 MSU Women’s Tennis Sweeps UAB, 7-0

    STARKVILLE, Miss. – After an almost two-week break from action, the 75th-ranked Mississippi State women’s tennis team resumed its 2014 slate on Saturday, defeating the visiting UAB Blazers 7-0 while not dropping a single set the entire afternoon.

    With the win, State improved to 3-1 on the season, while UAB fell to 1-3 overall.

    The Bulldogs kicked off the match scoring by taking the doubles point, with the duo of Georgiana Patrasc and Naomi Tran taking their match with a 6-3 win over Amy Lowther and Catherine Ragon on court 2. Petra Ferancova also picked up a doubles win in her first match since the January 19 season opener, pairing with Rosie Dion for a 6-2 win on court 3 over Paula Castro and Pardis Kianoush. Timea Guibe and Alexandra Perper wrapped up doubles action with a 6-2 win on No. 1 over Rachel Daniell and Elaine Simon.

    In singles action, Dion kept her 2014 dual match record unblemished, defeating Ragon 6-1, 6-0 on No. 4 for a 2-0 MSU lead. Perper made the score 3-0 with a 6-2, 6-2 win over Daniell at the top spot in the lineup. The 84th-ranked Patrasc would then clinch the match on No. 2, with a 6-2, 6-2 win over Lowther.

    Freshman Rosalinda Calderon picked up her first collegiate victory in the next decision, taking a 6-4, 6-4 decision on court 6 over Castro. Tran and Guibe would complete the sweep of UAB with straight-set wins on courts 5 and 3, respectively.

    “It was a challenge for the girls to be off for almost two weeks,” said head coach Daryl Greenan. “But they responded well. They played solid in doubles and were able to keep that going into singles. It was a collective effort and I’m really proud of how everyone played today.”

    The Bulldogs will be back in action on Friday at 2 p.m., as they travel to Houston, Texas to face Stephen F. Austin in a neutral site match. The team will stay in Houston through Sunday, when they face the University of Houston at 10 a.m.
     




    UF W-Tennis Falls to Northwestern in ITA National Team Indoors Quarterfinals

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - The second-ranked and top-seeded Gators were upset, 4-2, by No. 16 Northwestern in the quarterfinals of the ITA National Team Indoor Championships hosted by Virginia at the Boar's Head Sports Club on Saturday.

    Florida continues tournament action against No. 6 Southern California on Sunday at 3:30 p.m. ET.

    The Gators lost the doubles point for the first time this year after the Wildcats earned wins on courts three and two.

    Northwestern then earned a win on court four, before senior Olivia Janowicz put the Gators on the board with a 6-4, 6-3 victory at the number one position.

    Freshman Belinda Woolcock evened the dual match at 2-all by earning a 7-6 (3), 6-1 win on court six, however, Northwestern closed out decisions on courts five and two in straight sets to secure the outcome and hand the Gators their first loss of the season.
     


     

    Virginia Tops Texas A&M at National Indoors
     
    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – No. 14 Virginia won the doubles point and then took command in singles by winning five of six first sets en route to a 4-0 victory over No. 7 Texas A&M in a consolation match at the Intercollegiate Tennis Association National Team Indoor Championship at the Boar’s Head Sports Club.
     
    It was the second consecutive loss for the Aggies, who fall to 3-2 on the season. Virginia improves to 4-1.
     
    “Tonight we were outplayed by a home team that was really on,” A&M head coach Howard Joffe said. “While the scoreboard doesn’t necessarily suggest it, I thought we played with the most focus and passion we have thus far in the young season. We will need to bounce back tomorrow and avoid any discouragement from tonight’s outcome.”
     
    Virginia took a 1-0 lead after winning the first two doubles matches to be completed. The Cavaliers’ eighth-ranked tandem of Julia Elbaba and Rachel Pierson jumped out to a 2-0 lead against A&M’s 22nd-ranked Stefania Hristov and Cristina Stancu at the No. 1 line and kept the lead for the remainder of the match in a 6-2 victory.
     
    The Cavaliers then clinched the point at the No. 2 line, where Danielle Collins and Li Xi held off 51st-ranked Rutuja Bhosale and Ines Deheza, 6-4.
     
    Virginia’s Maci Epstein and Stephanie Nauta held a narrow 5-4 lead over A&M’s Saska Gavrilovska and Anna Mamalat at the No. 3 line when the match was stopped.
     
    Nauta, ranked No. 85 in singles, gave the Cavaliers a 2-0 lead with a straight-set 6-1, 6-1 victory over Mamalat at No. 4 singles. Epstein continued the scoring for Virginia, handing Hristov her first singles loss of the year with a 6-2, 6-4 victory at the No. 5 line. 
     
    In a match-up between top-15 players, 11th-ranked Elbaba topped No. 14 Stancu, 6-1, 6-3, at No. 1 singles to clinch the 4-0 victory for the Cavaliers.
     
    Deheza, playing third singles, was the only Aggie to win a first set, as she downed 43rd-ranked Pierson, 7-6, winning the tiebreaker, 7-4. Pierson held a 3-1 advantage in the second set when play was stopped.
     
    Aggie freshman Jana McCord, making her second appearance of the season, had dropped her first set, 6-3, against Marie Faure at No. 6, but the second set was knotted at 4-4 before Virginia closed out the team victory and the match went unfinished.
     
    The Aggies close out the tournament against former Big 12 Conference rival and 17th-ranked Texas on Sunday at 6:30 p.m. (5:30 CT)
     
    Visit AggieAthletics.com for more information on Texas A&M women’s tennis. Aggie fans also can keep up to date with the A&M women’s tennis team on Twitter by following @AggieWTEN or on Facebook at Facebook.com/AggieWomensTennis.
     
    Visit the official ITA event page for complete coverage of the 2014 ITA Division I National Women's Team Indoor Championship, including access to draws and live scores and more.




    Alabama Women’s Tennis Bounces Back with 4-1 Victory Over Texas at ITA Indoor Championships
     
    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The 12th-ranked Alabama women’s tennis team bounced back from its first-round loss on Friday to beat No. 17 Texas, 4-1, on Saturday at the ITA National Team Indoor Championships, which are being head at Boar’s Head Sports Club. With the win, the Crimson Tide ups its season record to 4-1, while the loss brings the Longhorns to 3-3.
     
    In doubles, the Texas duo of senior Elizabeth Begley and freshman Neda Koprcina got the Longhorns the first win of the match, posting a 6-2 victory over Alabama senior Mary Anne Daines and freshman Danielle Spielmann, however the Tide would go on to win on courts one and three to secure the early point. Sophomore Maya Jansen and freshman Erin Routliffe knocked off their second top-35 opponent in as many days, downing No. 21 sophomore Breaunna Addison and freshman Pippa Horn, 6-3, on court one. Juniors Emily Zabor and Luicelena Perez sealed it for Alabama shortly after with a 6-2 victory on court three. 
     
    In singles, Jansen was first to finish, topping Begley, 6-4, 6-0 from the three spot. Next, collecting the first singles win of her career, was Perez, beating junior Lina Padegimaite, 6-3, 6-4, on court six. Texas picked up its lone point of match, winning in a third-set tiebreaker on court one as Addison edged Daines, 3-6, 6-3, 10-6. Routliffe would clinch the victory for the Tide next, beating Koprcina, 6-7, 6-4, 10-4 from court four.
     
    Alabama will play its final match in Charlottesville on Sunday against the host Cavaliers. First serve is slated for 5 p.m. CT.
     
    Get all the latest information on the team by following AlabamaWTN on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. General athletic news can also be found at UA_Athletics on Twitter and Instagram and Alabama Athletics on Facebook.




    Alabama Men’s Tennis Drops 4-0 Match to Oklahoma State on Saturday
     
    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – In its closest match of the season from top to bottom, the Alabama men’s tennis team was outlasted by Oklahoma State, 4-0, on Saturday at the Roberta Alison Baumgardner Tennis Facility. With the loss, the Crimson Tide dips to 4-3, while the win lifts the Cowboys to 7-0. 
     
    In the 15 sets combined across doubles and singles that finished, six were played out in a tiebreaker, including two in doubles to decide who won the first point of the match. 
     
    Alabama senior Daniil Proskura and freshman Nikko Madregallejo picked up an early break to help them secure a 6-4 victory at the top spot, but from there it was anyone’s point to win. On court two, Tide sophomore Becker O’Shaughnessey and freshman Sean Donohue found themselves down 4-0 to Oklahoma State senior Brady Bohrnstedt and freshman Arjun Kadhe, but battled back to win five-straight games. The Cowboy duo would tie it up at 5-5 and eventually win the tiebreaker, 7-4, leaving the doubles point up to the winner of court three.
     
    The matchup on court three went back and forth throughout, which continued into a tiebreaker that lasted what seemed like as long as the rest of the match. Oklahoma’s duo of senior Matt Campbell and freshman Lucas Gerch gained the early edge and were first to see a match point opportunity, but that was quickly halted by Alabama juniors Stuart Kenyon and Andrew Goodwin. From there, the match saw seven more ties with the final coming at 12-12 as Campbell and Gerch would go on to win 14-12 to award the Cowboys the first point.
     
    In singles, Kadhe kept the momentum going for Oklahoma State as he posted a 6-4, 6-3 victory on court three over Madregallejo. The matchup on court six was next to finish, which went in favor of Cowboy junior Chris Haworth, 6-5(5), 6-3, over Goodwin. The team victory was then clinched on court four as Gerch edged out Kenyon, 6-5(4), 6-5(4), for the fourth, and final, point, as the remaining matches would go unfinished.
     
    Alabama has a quick break before returning to the courts on Sunday where it will face No. 7 Oklahoma at 11 a.m. CT.
     
    Get all the latest information on the team by following AlabamaMTN on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. General athletic news can also be found at UA_Athletics on Twitter and Instagram and Alabama Athletics on Facebook.




    Kentucky Knocks Off Marshall, Morehead State
     
    LEXINGTON, Ky. – The No. 40 University of Kentucky women's tennis team moved to 6-1 on the season after defeating Marshall, 6-1 and taking down Morehead State, 6-1, today at the Hilary J. Boone Tennis Center. 
     
    "It was a good performance," Kentucky head coach Carlos Drada said. "Our team is still working to improve some fundamentals, but the great thing is that we have momentum. We're getting better as a team and believing in the process."
     
    Kentucky got an early lead against Marshall, claiming the doubles point with wins from UK duos CeCe Witten and Caitlin McGraw and Aldila Sutjiadi and Edmée Morin-Kougoucheff. Witten and McGraw had a convincing win over Kai Broomfield and Anna Pomyatinskaya, 6-1. Clinching the doubles point, Sutjiadi and Morin-Kougoucheff knocked off Dana Oppinger and Derya Turhan, 6-3.
     
    The Wildcats trumped the Thundering Herd in singles play winning three straight points to give Kentucky its fifth win of the season. The Jakarta, Indonesia native, Sutjiadi, got the ball rolling early from the No. 1 singles slot winning her match 6-1, 6-0. Sophomore, Kirsten Lewis, followed with an impressive, 6-2, 6-1, win over Pomyatinskaya in the No. 4 singles position. Junior, Kelsey Dieters, secured the match for the Wildcats. Dieters had little error in her well-deserved 6-1, 6-2 win over Broomfield. 
     
    "I think discipline and hard work have been the key reasons for our success. We try to stay positive and that makes a difference," Lewis said.
     
    The evening was just as smooth for the Wildcats. CeCe Witten and Caitlin McGraw kept their tempo from the morning and won their match in the No. 1 doubles position, 6-3. In their doubles debut, sophomore Nadia Ravita and Sutjiadi won in decisive fashion, 6-1. 
     
    In singles, Kentucky expanded its lead early behind Lewis', 6-0, 6-0 win in the No. 4 singles slot.  McGraw's winning streak continued in her singles play. She defeated Dominique McClan, 6-1, 6-2, to bring the Wildcats to a 3-0 lead. Freshman Taylor Lederman handled business at No. 5 singles and clinched the match for Kentucky. Sutjiadi came from 5-1 deficit to beat Preston, 7-5 in the second set, tying her match on court one. In the tiebreak, Sutjiadi demanded the floor, beating her opponent, 6-2, 7-5 (7). 
     
    "I was just thinking about hitting good balls," Sutjiadi said. "I was distracted in the beginning, but Coach (Drada) helped me to get focused and that's what helped me to come back and get the win."
     
    The Wildcats will be back in action Wednesday, Feb. 12 for a doubleheader against Eastern Kentucky University and East Tennessee State University. The first match against EKU will begin at 10 a.m. ET followed by ETSU at 6 p.m. ET.




    LSU Men's Tennis Team Shuts Out Opponents in Doubleheader Sweep    
     
    BATON ROUGE, La. - The No. 24 LSU men’s tennis team (3-2) completed a doubleheader sweep on Saturday at Dub Robinson Stadium shutting out North Florida (1-4) 4-0 and Liberty (2-2) 7-0.
     
    To begin the first match against North Florida, No. 60 Boris Arias and Chris Simpson defeated Norbert Nemcsek and Jack Findel-Hawkins 6-5(3) to set the tone for the Tigers. Sophmore Andrew Korinek and freshman Justin Butsch then dominated Pablo Tellez and Zachary Goldberg, winning 6-0, to take the doubles point and the lead into singles.
     
    In singles, Arias quickly defeated his opponent 6-0, 6-1 on court four. Korinek and Simpson both followed winning 6-4, 6-2 and 6-3, 6-2, respectively on court two and one.
     
    “It was a good team effort today,” said LSU head coach Jeff Brown. “North Florida was a very good doubles team. It took everything we had to get that (doubles) point, and I think it was a big momentum point for us. In singles, a few guys were able to dominate, so that kind of took the pressure off of some of the other courts. I thought the guys did a good job of closing out North Florida.”
     
    To begin the second match against Liberty, LSU dominated in doubles. No. 60 Simpson and Arias took down No. 26 Shea Thomas and Jorge Azuero, 6-1. On court two, No. 46 Tam Trinh and Eric Perez defeated Egon Samaai and Jorge Boda 6-2. In singles, 
     
    “We jumped on Liberty quickly in doubles,” Brown said. “In singles, we had a couple of guys that were able to make quick work that took the pressure off of other guys.”
     
    No. 72 junior Chris Simpson has clinched all three wins for LSU this season. Simpson defeated Shea Thomas of Liberty 6-1, 6-3 to score the fourth point for the Tigers. Simpson also defeated North Florida’s Caio Gomes for the Tigers fourth point. In January, Simpson was the key in LSU’s 4-3 win over Rice.
     
    Butsch and redshirt freshman John Michael Busch recorded their first singles wins in the dual season. Butsch defeated Liberty’s Stan Vaughan in three sets after losing the first. Busch defeated Liberty’s Josiah Boda 6-2, 6-1.
     
    “It was good for Justin to find a way to win today,” Brown said. “It’s nice to see John Michael get his first win as a Tiger. He works really hard and good things happen for guys like that.”
     
    In the evening match against Liberty, Arias won his first set against Egon Samaai 6-3, but trailed 5-0 in the second set. Arias completed a comeback to win the match 6-5 off of a 7-5 tiebreaker.
     
    LSU invited Southern Miss and Jackson State to Dub Robinson Stadium on Sunday for another double header. Action starts at noon vs. Southern Miss. The first serve Jackson State is slated for 4 p.m.



    LSU Men's Tennis Sweeps North Florida, Liberty
     
    BATON ROUGE, La. - The No. 24 LSU men’s tennis team (3-2) completed a doubleheader sweep on Saturday at Dub Robinson Stadium shutting out North Florida (1-4) 4-0 and Liberty (2-2) 7-0.
     
    To begin the first match against North Florida, No. 60 Boris Arias and Chris Simpson defeated Norbert Nemcsek and Jack Findel-Hawkins 6-5(3) to set the tone for the Tigers. Sophmore Andrew Korinek and freshman Justin Butsch then dominated Pablo Tellez and Zachary Goldberg, winning 6-0, to take the doubles point and the lead into singles.
     
    In singles, Arias quickly defeated his opponent 6-0, 6-1 on court four. Korinek and Simpson both followed winning 6-4, 6-2 and 6-3, 6-2, respectively on court two and one.
     
    “It was a good team effort today,” said LSU head coach Jeff Brown. “North Florida was a very good doubles team. It took everything we had to get that (doubles) point, and I think it was a big momentum point for us. In singles, a few guys were able to dominate, so that kind of took the pressure off of some of the other courts. I thought the guys did a good job of closing out North Florida.”
     
    To begin the second match against Liberty, LSU dominated in doubles. No. 60 Simpson and Arias took down No. 26 Shea Thomas and Jorge Azuero, 6-1. On court two, No. 46 Tam Trinh and Eric Perez defeated Egon Samaai and Jorge Boda 6-2. 
     
    “We jumped on Liberty quickly in doubles,” Brown said. “In singles, we had a couple of guys that were able to make quick work that took the pressure off of other guys.”
     
    No. 72 junior Chris Simpson has clinched all three wins for LSU this season. Simpson defeated Shea Thomas of Liberty 6-1, 6-3 to score the fourth point for the Tigers. Simpson also defeated North Florida’s Caio Gomes for the Tigers fourth point. In January, Simpson was the key in LSU’s 4-3 win over Rice.
     
    Butsch and redshirt freshman John Michael Busch recorded their first singles wins in the dual season. Butsch defeated Liberty’s Stan Vaughan in three sets after losing the first. Busch defeated Liberty’s Josiah Boda 6-2, 6-1.
     
    “It was good for Justin to find a way to win today,” Brown said. “It’s nice to see John Michael get his first win as a Tiger. He works really hard and good things happen for guys like that.”
     
    In the evening match against Liberty, Arias won his first set against Egon Samaai 6-3, but trailed 5-0 in the second set. Arias completed a comeback to win the match 6-5 off of a 7-5 tiebreaker.LSU invited Southern Miss and Jackson State to Dub Robinson Stadium on Sunday for another double header. Action starts at noon vs. Southern Miss. The first serve Jackson State is slated for 4 p.m.
     
    LSU Women's Tennis Fall at No. 27 Florida St., 4-1
     
    TALLAHASSEE, FLA. – The No. 60 LSU women’s tennis team (4-2) fell to No. 27 Florida State (4-2) 4-1 on Saturday as part of ESPN’s College MatchDay. 
     
    “I was happy with the way we competed and the heart (we played with),” said LSU head coach Julia Sell.  “The tough part is we got off to some slow starts.  Florida State did a really good job of capitalizing on the big points. It wasn’t bad tennis.  The score wasn’t indicative of the play.”  
     
    Due to a new ITA women’s experimental format, used for all matches shown on ESPN3, the singles matches were played first.  
     
    “I love all six going at once, the emotion down six courts,” said Sell.  “I think it’s so much more exciting.  As the match went on, even at the end, we had a chance to take it into the doubles.   Not one fan left, they stayed the whole time.  With singles first, you build the support.  I’m all for it.”
     
    On court five, Abigail Owens fell behind early but settled in to defeat Laurence Porry 6-3, 6-4.
     
    On court three, Gabrielle Otero battled hard but ultimately fell 6-4, 6-2 to Daniela Schippers.    
     
    On court four, Ella Taylor fell to Mia Vriens 6-0, 6-1, while Joana Vale Costa lost 6-3, 6-3 to Kerrie Cartwright on court two.
     
    On court one, Noel Scott met defeat 6-1, 6-3 at the hands of Daneika Borthwick.  
     
    The experimental format required four points to clinch the match, with the remaining matches going unfinished.  The doubles matches were not played after the Seminoles went 4-1 in singles matches.  
     
    The Lady Tigers return to the court on Feb. 14 as they host USF at W.T. “Dub” Robinson Stadium at 6 p.m. CST.