Lions Collect Second-Straight Upset; Down No.18 Florida Tech, 6-3
MELBOURNE, Fla. – The upset-minded Saint Leo women's tennis team (5-2, 2-2 SSC) continued to play impressive tennis as the team posted a 6-3 win over Sunshine State Conference foe Florida Tech (4-2, 2-1 SSC), Friday afternoon from the Fee Avenue Tennis Courts.
The SSC contest saw Saint Leo grab a 2-1 doubles lead, before upending the Panthers in 4-of-6 singles matches.
The Lions No.12-ranked doubles tandem of Laura Kemkes and Emily Singleton gave the Lions the first an immediate boost as they took down the No.7 team of Katarina Huba and Kristina Huba, 8-4. The Lions No.3 pair of Adrianna Daszkiewicz and Jeanette McDonald followed with an 8-5 defeat of Stephanie Dohner and Monica Price.
Capturing the final two matches of doubles, the Lions rode the momentum into the singles portion as Saint Leo grabbed wins at one, three, four, and five singles. McDonald highlighted the match with a 6-4, 6-0 win over Abey Keister, while Laura Kemkes took down the No.13-ranked Huba in a super tiebreak thriller, 4-6, 6-4, 11-9.
"This is another good confidence boost for the girls today," said Head Coach James Bryce. "We played well in the critical times, but we need to make sure we come out prepared on Saturday."
The Lions will waste no time in returning to the court as they host Rollins in Sunshine State Conference action. First serve is set for 11 a.m. from the Saint Leo Tennis Center.
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