Lions Roar Past Spartans

2021 Tampa Spartans Tennis
2021 Tampa Spartans Tennis

TAMPA, Fla. - The University of Tampa tennis team dropped a match to visiting No. 8 Saint Leo University on Tuesday afternoon.

Final: No. 8 Saint Leo University Lions 7, University of Tampa Spartans 0
Team Records: Tampa 1-6, (1-6 SSC), Saint Leo 5-2, 5-2 SSC)
Location: Naimoli & Young Family Tennis Complex | Tampa, Fla.

How it Happened:

  • Saint Leo claimed the point in doubles, winning all three doubles events.
  • The Spartans put up a challenge at the numbers one and six singles matches, forcing an extra set.

Singles Results

1. Molly Helgesson (SLW) def. Maria Khomchenko (UT) 6-7 (5-7), 6-3, 10-8
2. #19 Marta Vicens Miquel (SLW) def. Savannah Williams (UT) 6-2, 6-3
3. Nina Furmaniak (SLW) def. Anine Wilberg (UT) 6-0, 6-3
4. Lavinia Lancellotti (SLW) def. Corbin Dorsey (UT) 6-2, 6-2
5. Celina Ermann (SLW) def. Nicoline Palmgren (UT) 6-2, 6-1
6. Ashley Griffith (SLW) def. Tatiana Harrelson (UT) 6-3, 6-7 (3-7), 12-10

Doubles Results

1. Molly Helgesson/Lavinia Lancellotti (SLW) def. Khomchenko/Wilberg (UT) 6-3
2. Nina Furmaniak/Takhmina Zhanatova (SLW) def. Williams/Dorsey (UT) 6-4
3. Marta Vicens Miquel/Celina Ermann (SLW) def. Palmgren/Harrelson (UT) 6-0

Outside the Box:

  • Five of Tampa's seven opponents are nationally ranked.
  • This marks the fourth national top-10 opponent for the Spartans.

Up Next: The Spartans travel to West Palm Beach on Saturday for a matchup with Palm Beach Atlantic University at 2 p.m.

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