BOCA RATON, Fla. – Lynn University's women's tennis team prevailed 8-1 over No. 9 St. Mary's in another top-10 matchup for the Fighting Knights. Four Fighting Knights improved on their perfect singles records to keep the third-ranked team in the country undefeated.
INSIDE THE MATCHUP:
Final: #3 Lynn 8, #9 St. Mary's 1
Records: #3 Lynn (12-0), #9 St. Mary's (9-2)
Location: Perper Tennis Complex | Boca Raton, Fla.
All-time Series: First meeting between the two teams
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HOW IT HAPPENED:
- The Fighting Knights put the Rattlers in an immediate 3-0 hole after doubles. Both the Nos. 2 & 3 positions had easy wins while new partners Rosalie Willig and Stefanie Stemmer notched a 9-7 victory in the top slot.
- Grace Mpassy made quick work of her opponent at No. 2 singles, Kaylin Kruseman, 6-1, 6-1, for Lynn's fourth point and Willig put the match away with a 6-1, 6-1 victory at the No. 3 singles position.
- Stemmer needed a second-set tie-breaker to come away with the W at No. 4, 6-0, 7-6 (7-5).
- Martina Gledacheva won 6-1, 6-3 at No. 5 singles and Carolina Cuevas took down Sindhu Ravula 6-4, 6-3, in the last singles position.
- Diana Bogolii played a marathon match with Camille Clausse-Pujo, falling 3-6, 7-5, 21-19, at the No. 1 singles slot.
BEYOND THE BOXSCORE:
- Stemmer, Willig, Gledacheva and Cuevas all remained undefeated in singles play.
- This is the eighth nationally-ranked opponent for Lynn and fourth team victory over a top-10 institution.
The Fighting Knights are back on the courts on Sunday, March 19, at 3 p.m. when they take on Florida Tech in Sunshine State Conference action. Fans can keep up with the match live at LynnFightingKnights.com.