LakePoint, Ga. - ASUN Conference Women's Tennis action heated up over the weekend as North Florida and FGCU remain undefeated throughout another week of league play. The next conference matches take place on Thursday, April 5th.
Thursday, March 29th
Stetson 7, USC Upstate - 0 - Box Score
FGCU 4, Lipscomb 3 - Box Score
North Florida 4, NJIT 3 - Box Score
Saturday, March 31st
North Florida 6, USC Upstate 1 - Box Score
Stetson 5, NJIT 2 - Box Score
FGCU 7, Kennesaw State 0 - Box Score
FGCU started off ASUN play grabbing its first win on Thursday at Lipscomb 4-3. The Eagles dominated the Bisons in singles with wins at the No. 1, 4, 5 & 6 spots which made the difference in the end. In doubles, Lipscomb claimed two of three matches with help from duos, Madeleine Brooks/Kateryna Popova and Viktoriya Dzyuba/Denise Buberl. The Eagles then blanked Kennesaw State 7-0 on Saturday, with the last singles match deciding the win as Madison Gallegos dropped her second set 4-6, but fought back in a third set tiebreaker, 10-7, putting the final touches on FGCU's victory.
North Florida continued its success in conference play as the Ospreys defeated both NJIT and USC Upstate last week. The Highlanders put up a good effort, but ultimately fell 4-3 dropping to 1-2 in the ASUN. After NJIT picked up wins at No. 2 and 3 singles, it came down to the No. 6 spot as Florencia Rossi battled back from a set down to seal the match for the Ospreys and give them their third victory. North Florida almost swept USC Upstate on Saturday, however the Spartans' Carol Sigaki earned their lone match point at No. 1 singles resulting in a 6-1 victory for the Ospreys.
Stetson also joined the victory party as the Hatters downed NJIT 5-2 and USC Upstate 7-0 over the weekend. The Highlanders' Amanda Helminsky earned NJIT's lone singles point at the No. 6 slot defeating Stetson's Maxine Bateman 6-4, 6-0, however Stetson pulled away with five match points to get the victory.
Upcoming Matches - Thursday, April 5th
Kennesaw State at Stetson - 10 AM
NJIT at FGCU - 5 PM
Lipscomb at North Florida - 5 PM ET
ASUN Women's Tennis Standings
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