2016-17 Women's Tennis News

  • Women’s Tennis Earns ITA Academic Recognition
    July 26, 2017
    Lynn University’s women’s tennis team proved its athletic excellence with a national runner-up finish in 2017 and on Tuesday demonstrated its academic prowess by earning ITA All-Academic Team honors along with six ITA Scholar Athlete awards.
  • Lynn University challenges six NCAA Division I schools to showdown
    June 15, 2017
    Lynn University Athletic Director Devin Crosby has invited six NCAA Division I schools to take on the Division II Fighting Knights during the 2017–18 season. Dubbed the South Florida Showdown, the nine-game series will be hosted by Lynn beginning in August.
  • Tennis Trio Tabbed CoSIDA Academic All-Americans
    June 07, 2017
    Three star tennis student-athletes from Lynn University have been selected to the 2017 CoSIDA Academic All-America® Division II At-Large Teams, as announced on Wednesday. Jean-Baptiste Mateo and Rosalie Willig were chosen to the second team while Grace Mpassy picks up third-team honors.
  • Women’s Tennis Garners Three All-Americans; Remains Third in National Rankings
    June 01, 2017
    Rosalie Willig, Grace Mpassy and Stefanie Stemmer of the Lynn University women’s tennis team have been tabbed as 2017 Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) All-Americans, as announced with the final national rankings of the season this week. Willig claims All-America honors in both singles and doubles, while Mpassy earns the distinction in singles with Stemmer joining Willig in doubles.
  • Women’s Tennis Falls to South Florida Foe in NCAA National Championship Final
    May 13, 2017
    Lynn University’s women’s tennis team was on the doorstep of the ultimate goal on Saturday morning but was unable to get past high-powered Barry University. The third-ranked Fighting Knights found themselves in an early hole, ultimately suffering at 5-0 defeat to the second-ranked Bucs in the 2017 NCAA Division II National Championship match.
  • No. 3 Women’s Tennis Blanks No. 6 Hawaii Pacific, Advances to NCAA National Championship Final
    May 12, 2017
    Lynn University’s third-ranked women’s tennis squad appeared in top form on Friday morning in the NCAA Division II National Semifinals. The Fighting Knights commanded doubles play before sweeping No. 6 Hawaii Pacific University, 5-0, to secure a spot in tomorrow’s national championship match against Barry University.
  • Mpassy & Willig Earn CoSIDA Academic All-District Recognition
    May 11, 2017
    Good fortune continues to follow the Lynn University women’s tennis program. In the morning the Fighting Knights moved to the NCAA Division II National Semifinals and in the afternoon two student-athletes were honored for their academic achievement.
  • No. 3 Women’s Tennis Wins Top-Four Showdown, Punches Ticket to National Semifinals
    May 11, 2017
    As the heat turns up, so does the play of the Fighting Knights. Lynn University’s third-ranked women’s tennis team made quick work of a talented Columbus St. squad on Thursday morning in the NCAA Division II National Quarterfinals. The Blue and White posted a 5-0 triumph over the fourth-ranked Cougars and now advance to the Final Four for the first time since 2011.
  • Singles Bottom Half Carries No. 3 Women’s Tennis in NCAA Sweet 16 Bout
    May 10, 2017
    Straight-set wins from the bottom half of Lynn University’s singles lineup on Wednesday helped the third-ranked Fighting Knights clinch a 5-1 victory over 13th-ranked University of Indianapolis in the opening round of the 2017 NCAA Division II National Championship. Following a 2-1 advantage after doubles, the Blue and White closed out the match at the four, five and six singles flights to make their return to the national quarterfinals.
  • Women’s Tennis Pulls NCAA Round of 16 Opponent
    May 05, 2017
    The women's tennis NCAA Division II National Championship bracket has been set, with Lynn University's third-ranked Fighting Knights matched up against 13th-ranked University of Indianapolis in the Round of 16. Lynn heads to Sanlando Park in Altamonte Springs, Fla. on Monday, with tennis action set to commence on Wednesday, May 10.
  • Lynn University Fighting Knights raises over $100,000 at 25th Annual Robino Golf Tournament
    May 04, 2017
    Lynn University received a record number of donations and pledges at the 25th anniversary of its Robino Golf Tournament on April 24. The Fighting Knights’ largest fundraiser of the year raised $101,895 for athletic scholarships.
  • No. 3 Women’s Tennis Claims NCAA South Region II Title
    May 02, 2017
    For the third consecutive year, Lynn University’s third-ranked women’s tennis team is headed back to the NCAA National Championships following a 5-0 win over seventh-ranked and third-seeded West Florida on Tuesday in the South Region II Championship.
  • Willig Highlights Women’s Tennis All-SSC Selections
    April 29, 2017
    Rosalie Willig finishes her Lynn University women’s tennis career as an eight-time All-Sunshine State Conference selection with the league’s announcement of the 2017 awards on Friday. Willig and Grace Mpassy notched All-SSC First Team nods in both singles and doubles while Stefanie Stemmer and Diana Bogolii earn separate All-SSC First Team honors in doubles.
  • Mpassy Enters Singles Top 10, Willig & Stemmer Top 3 in Doubles
    April 28, 2017
    In the most recent edition of the Oracle/Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Collegiate Tennis Division II National Rankings announced this week, Lynn University’s women’s tennis team is slated third in the country while multiple individuals are represented in singles and doubles.
  • Lynn Athletics Recognizes Student-Athletes at Sixth Annual Awards Show
    April 26, 2017
    ynn University’s athletics department handed out 38 awards to student-athletes and inducted four new Hall of Fame members at the annual Student-Athlete Recognition Awards show on Tuesday night, held at the Wold Performing Arts Center on campus.
  • Women’s Tennis Set to Host NCAA South Regional
    April 26, 2017
    Lynn University's second-ranked women's tennis team drew the second seed in the South Region on Tuesday evening and will serve as the host site for the South Regional #2 bracket this upcoming Monday and Tuesday at the Perper Tennis Complex. The Blue & White return to the NCAA Tournament for the 21st consecutive season.
  • WATCH: Men’s & Women’s Tennis NCAA Selection Shows Air Tonight
    April 25, 2017
    The NCAA Division II Selection Show for both men's and women's tennis will air Tuesday night, April 25. Tune in to check out the postseason destinations for your Lynn University Fighting Knights.
  • Women’s Tennis Narrowly Misses SSC Championship Repeat
    April 23, 2017
    In what appeared to be a slight sense of déjà vu, Lynn University’s second-ranked and second-seeded women’s tennis team went match-for-match with the third-ranked and top-seeded Barry University Buccaneers in the Sunshine State Conference Tournament title match for the second year in a row. Following an intense 4-4 tie, the championship came down to the final singles match on Sunday, but unlike last year, the Bucs came away with the 5-4 victory.
  • Women’s Tennis SSC Championship Rain Delayed, Postponed until Sunday Morning
    April 22, 2017
    Lynn University’s women’s tennis team was off to a good start Saturday afternoon in the Sunshine State Conference Tournament Championship match, building a 2-1 lead through doubles play before the rain started. After a short delay, singles competition has been postponed until tomorrow morning, Sunday, April 23 at 10 a.m.
  • Women’s Tennis Back in the SSC Finals
    April 21, 2017
    Lynn University’s second-ranked and second-seeded women’s tennis team produced another dominant 5-0 victory in the Sunshine State Conference Tournament on Friday, dropping the 25th-ranked and third-seeded Florida Southern Mocs to clinch a spot in tomorrow’s final with hopes of a title defense.
  • No. 2 Women’s Tennis Begins SSC Title Defense
    April 20, 2017
    Lynn University’s second-ranked women’s tennis team embarked on its Sunshine State Conference Tournament title defense Thursday afternoon as the second-seeded Fighting Knights blew past seventh-seeded University of Tampa in the quarterfinal round, 5-0.
  • Women’s Tennis Sweeps Saint Leo in Regular Season Finale
    April 14, 2017
    Lynn University’s second-ranked women’s tennis team posted another dominant Sunshine State Conference victory on Friday, closing out the 2017 regular season with a 5-0 triumph on the road over 29th-ranked Saint Leo.
  • No. 2 Women’s Tennis Suffers First Defeat in Battle for SSC Lead
    April 04, 2017
    Something had to give on Tuesday afternoon as two undefeated women’s tennis powerhouses went to battle for the Sunshine State Conference regular season title. Second-ranked Lynn University held the advantage following doubles competition, but third-ranked Barry University bounced back in singles to win the match, 5-4.
  • Women’s Tennis Notches Third SSC Sweep of the Weekend
    April 02, 2017
    Lynn University’s second-ranked women’s tennis team posted its third 9-0 Sunshine State Conference victory in as many days, knocking off the University of Tampa Spartans on Sunday morning.
  • No. 2 Women’s Tennis Continues Rolling on Saturday
    April 01, 2017
    In the midst of a three-match weekend, the second-ranked Lynn University women’s tennis team posted yet another dominant Sunshine State Conference triumph, blanking No. 25 Florida Southern College on Saturday, 9-0.
  • Women’s Tennis Posts Sweep in Weekend-Opening Triumph
    March 31, 2017
    Lynn University’s second-ranked women’s tennis team kicked off a busy weekend of Sunshine State Conference action on the road Friday afternoon, dominating the Eckerd Tritons, 9-0.
  • No. 2 Women’s Tennis Claims Revenge on Sharks
    March 27, 2017
    After upset losses during the regular season to Nova Southeastern the past two years, Lynn University’s women’s tennis team earned its redemption on Monday as the second-ranked Fighting Knights went on the road and bounced the 26th-ranked Sharks in Sunshine State Conference action, 8-1.
  • Lynn Athletics Boasts Six Programs in Nation’s Top-20
    March 22, 2017
    With the announcement of the newest tennis and golf national polls on Wednesday, Lynn University proudly represents six athletic programs in their respective national rankings. The Fighting Knights men’s and women’s tennis and golf, baseball and lacrosse teams all occupy a spot in the top-20 of Division II.
  • Vote for Lynn University's Student-Athlete Advistory Committee Video
    March 20, 2017
    Voting for the 2017 Sunshine State Conference SAAC video contest begins on Tuesday, Mar. 21, and ends Thursday, Mar. 30, at 5 p.m. The theme of the contest is 'What Motivates You to Play?' and is created, designed, producted and edited by student-athletes.
  • No. 3 Women’s Tennis Scares Away the Panthers in 9-0 Sweep
    March 19, 2017
    Windy conditions and a second match in two days was no problem for the third-ranked Lynn University women’s tennis program as the Fighting Knights defeated Florida Tech 9-0 on Sunday afternoon in a return to Sunshine State Conference play.
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