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#4 Florida Tops Lady Vol Tennis 4-0

March 17, 2013

UT

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - The University of Tennessee women's tennis team's three match win streak was snapped Sunday at Florida in a 4-0 loss to the No. 4 Gators.

With the loss Tennessee falls to 5-6 and 3-2 in SEC play while Florida improved to 11-2 and 4-1 in conference action.

The Lady Vols started the day off with a doubles victory as No. 4 Brynn Boren and Kata Szekely defeated Alexandra Cercone and Sofie Oyen 8-2 at No. 1 doubles.

Florida responded by earning the doubles point with wins at No. 2 (8-5) and No. 3 (8-4) doubles to enter singles action with a 1-0 lead.

The Gators added to their lead with wins at No. 5 and No. 6 singles as Caroline Hitimana defeated Tiffany Tavares 6-1, 6-0 to start off the day while Olivia Janowocz beat Mimi Fotopoulos 6-2, 6-2 to give Florida a 3-0 lead.

UF clinched the match as No. 20 Brynn Boren fell 6-3, 6-1 to the nation's number one player Lauren Embree.

Three singles matches remained unfinished at the conclusion of the match.

The Lady Vols will be back in action next weekend when they face Kentucky and Vanderbilt at home. Action will begin Friday night at 5 p.m. at Barksdale Stadium

Tennis Match Results
Tennessee at Florida

Mar 17, 2013 Gainesville, Fla.
(Linder Stadium at Ring Tennis Complex)
#4 Florida 4, #44 Tennessee 0

Singles
1. #1 Lauren Embree UF def. #20 Brynn Boren 6-3, 6-1
2. #40 Kata Szekely UT vs. #14 Sofie Oyen UF 6-7 (5), 4-4 unf.
3. Caitlyn Williams UT vs. #55 Alexandra Cercone UF 3-6, 5-5 unf.
4. Joanna Henderson UT vs. #96 Brianna Morgan UF 4-6, 3-5 unf.
5. Olivia Janowicz UF def. Mimi Fotopoulos UT 6-2, 6-2
6. Caroline Hitimana UF def. Tiffany Tavares UT 6-1, 6-0

Order of Finish: 6, 5, 1

Doubles
1. #4 Boren/Szekely UT, def. Cercone/Oyen UF 8-2
2. Embree/Morgan UF def. Henderson/Williams 8-5
3. Hitimana/Janowicz UF def. Fotopoulos/Toti 8-4

Order of Finish: 1, 3, 2

 

 

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