No. 5 UWF Outlasts No. 11 Northeastern State, 5-3

No. 5 UWF Outlasts No. 11 Northeastern State, 5-3

first_imgNext Game: BOX SCOREPENSACOLA, Florida – The No. 5 UWF Women’s Tennis Team (14-0) slipped past a powerful No. 11 Northeastern State University (9-4) with five wins to three on a windy afternoon at the Ralph “Skeeter” Carson Tennis Complex.After a few days rest from the doubleheader on Saturday, UWF hit the courts to face off against Northeastern State University, another top Division II ranked school. From the first stroke in doubles, it was apparent that NSU came to play. The Hawks quickly went up 1-0 after an 8-2 victory on court two over Heather Mixon and Samantha Echecarria. At one point, both remaining UWF doubles teams found themselves down a break in their eight game pro set. No. 12 ranked duo Paula Coyos and Jordana Lujan executed crafty drop shots and untouchable down the line shots to take the match 8-6 against Worden and Stoll on court one. In their premier match playing together, Ines Nicault and Diana Vlad battled through a back and forth deuce game at 7-7. After winning this 16-long game, the duo closed out the match with Nicault blazing three unreturned volley winners.With a narrow 2-1 edge entering into the singles, the Argos needed only three more singles matches to extend their winning streak to 14 matches. The first singles point came from court five, as Mixon raced past Gombarova in straight sets. The No. 11 Hawks team quickly responded as No. 23 Stoll overcame No. 11 Coyos on court one. The remaining four matches all found themselves in third sets. Despite losing a close 6-4 opening set, senior Lujan stormed back to win the second set 6-3. Her opponent, who is currently on an eleven match-winning streak, managed to narrowly edge her Argo opponent in the deciding set. At this point, the overall score was tied up at 3-3, and each court was entering into a final deciding set. Once again, newcomer Nicault managed to come back after Worden served for the match at 6-5 in the second set. After being down a break, Nicault went on to win the tiebreaker 7-2 and the final set with a comfortable 6-2 victory. Echevarria delivered her first clinch of the season after prevailing over a weary Tomaic 6-4, 5-7, 6-2. Although Vlad was still on her court, her match was suspended due to the Argos defeating the Hawks.This is the fourth victory this season that the UWF has defeated a ranked opponent. UWF has an impressive winstreak, and coming away with a 5-3 decision over another ranked opponent will be important on the eve of the next national rankings announcement.The Georgia College Bobcats are next up for the Argos, and the match will be played at 9:30 am at the Ralph “Skeeter” Carson Tennis Complex. . Full Schedule Roster  Print Friendly Versioncenter_img #39 Georgia College 3/21/2018 – 9:30 am Previewlast_img

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