FGCU Women's Tennis Beats Florida Tech
FORT MYERS, Fla. – The Florida Gulf Coast University women’s tennis team swept three doubles matches Sunday morning and went on to post an 8-1 win over Florida Tech at the FGCU Tennis Complex.
The Eagles took a 3-0 lead after the doubles matches, then put the victory away by winning five of the six singles matches. FGCU improves to 12-8 while Florida Tech drops to 1-9.
Four players registered a pair of victories for the Eagles. Sophomore Jonalea Hileman and freshman Brett Kinley teamed up for a win at No. 2 doubles and followed with straight set wins at No. 2 and No. 5 singles, respectively. Freshmen Lesley Anne Passolt and Maria Maggiorini won at No.1 doubles before Passolt went on for a win at No. 6 singles. Senior Angie Mykieta joined sophomore Lori Colby for a win at No. 3 doubles match and went on for a straight set win at No. 5 singles.
Florida Tech’s only win came at No. 1 singles, where Belen Pandre spoiled freshman Samantha Ruppert’s collegiate debut with a two-set victory.
FGCU hosts Barry University on Saturday at 11 a.m. at the FGCU Tennis Complex.
1. Belen Pandre (FIT) def. Samantha Ruppert (FGCU) 6-0, 6-1
2. Jonalea Hileman (FGCU) def. Christie Lamond (FIT) 6-0, 6-1
3. Krista Polulak (FGCU) def. Andrea Alfonso (FIT) 6-0, 6-0
4. Angie Mykieta (FGCU) def. Mary Rohrbach (FIT) 6-1, 6-0
5. Brett Kinley (FGCU) def. Kimoya Tucker (FIT) 6-1, 6-0
6. Lesley Anne Passolt (FGCU) def. Viktorija Bredelyte (FIT) 6-2, 6-1
1. Passolt/Maggiorini (FGCU) def. Pandre/Rohrbach (FIT) 8-4
2. Kinley/Hileman (FGCU) def. Lamond/Alfonso (FIT) 8-1
3. Mykieta/Colby (FGCU) def. Tucker/Bredelyte (FIT) 8-1