FORT MYERS, Fla. – The FGCU women's tennis team fell to No. 50 Mississippi State University today by a score of 6-1 at the FGCU Tennis Complex. With the loss, the Eagles fall to 5-8 on the season, while the Bulldogs improve to 9-4.
After MSU swept all three doubles matches, junior Priscillia Villemond (Les Bordes, France) scored the Eagles lone point by defeating Oleysa Tsigvintseva at position number one, 6-3, 6-3. With the win, Villemond improves to 9-4 this season in singles.
The Eagles will travel to Nashville, Tenn., for a pair of A-Sun matches this weekend. FGCU will play at Lipscomb at 2 p.m. on Friday (Mar. 19) and at Belmont at 10 a.m. on Saturday (Mar. 20).
The final home match of the season will be next Thursday, Mar. 25 at 2:30 p.m. against Mercer University. Seniors Maggie Caulk (Rockford, Ill.), Priscillia Villemond, and Eva Sambrano (Tampa, Fla.) will be honored prior to the start of the match.
1. Tsigvintseva/Mayuk (MSU) def. Sweeting/Evans (FGCU) 8-5
2. Ferancova/Terpko (MSU) def. Rendon/Almeida (FGCU) 8-2
3. Ryzhova/Makarycheva (MSU) def. Villemond/Sambrano (FGCU) 8-5
1. Priscillia Villemond (FGCU) def. Oleysa Tsigvintseva (MSU) 6-3, 6-3
2. Radka Ferancova (MSU) def. Eva Sambrano (FGCU) 6-2, 6-0
3. Natalia Mayuk (MSU) def. Farah Leclercq (FGCU) 6-1, 6-2
4. Mariia Ryzhova (MSU) def. Iris Rendon (FGCU) 6-2, 6-2
5. Valeriya Makarycheva (MSU) def. Melissa Narzissenfeld (FGCU) 6-1, 6-3
6. Danielle Terpko (MSU) def. Morgan Bechtel (FGCU) 6-3, 6-4