FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. – The Saint Leo women's tennis team (4-2, 1-2 SSC) upset the No.24-ranked Nova Southeastern Sharks (3-1, 1-1 SSC), 7-2, Sunday afternoon in a Sunshine State Conference showdown from the NSU Tennis Center.
Performing at a high level for a majority of the afternoon, the Lions snagged two-of-three wins in doubles competition, before racing through singles action by taking five-of-six matches.
Both the Lions No.1 and No.3 doubles teams made quick work of their opponents to take a 2-1 lead into the singles portion. The Lions No.3 tandem of Adranna Daszkiewicz and Jeanette McDonald dominated Lavalli and Cote, 8-2, while Laura Kemkes and Emily Singleton over powered Wimmer and Johansson, 8-4.
The momentum carried over into singles action as Saint Leo grabbed wins at each of the first five singles slots. Jeanette McDonald highlighted the day at No.4 singles as she did not surrender a point to Charlotte Cote, taking home a 6-0, 6-0 win.
Kemkes, Daszkiewicz, and Maria Benkirane also registered impressive wins, while Emily Singleton battled to win a three-set thriller, 4-6, 6-4, 10-8.
'I'm very happy for the ladies and how they performed today," said head coach James Bryce. Nova Southeastern is a good team so it was nice to see us come out and play at a high level. We need to continue this mindset as we get prepared for Florida Tech.
The Lions will travel to Melbourne, Fla. on Friday, February 24, when they tangle with the Florida Tech Panthers in Sunshine State Conference duel. The match is scheduled to get underway at 2 p.m.
For more on the women's tennis program, visit SaintLeoLions.com.