FIT Men’s And Women’s Tennis Have Perfect Day In Tampa

By  //  March 4, 2015

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Men are 4-3 on the year, women 5-5

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Florida Tech men’s and women’s tennis each picked up a pair of wins Tuesday, defeating the Blue Streaks of John Carroll and the Warriors of Walsh. (FIT Image)

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Florida Tech men’s and women’s tennis each picked up a pair of wins Tuesday, defeating the Blue Streaks of John Carroll and the Warriors of Walsh.

The Panther women made quick work of John Carroll, sweeping the Blue Streaks 9-0. After taking all three doubles matches, each of FIT’s singles players won their first set 6-0 before closing out their opponents in the second set.

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Jessica Widmark

One of those wins came from Jessica Widmark, who took down Natalie Bourlas 6-0, 6-1 to earn her eighth singles win in a row.

Later in the day the Panthers defeated Walsh by a final score of 8-1. FIT once again swept doubles competition, with Natasa Vukovic and Katie Close winning over Sofya Logunova and Daria Bondareva to notch their fourth consecutive doubles win.

Vukovic also took down Logunova, who is ranked No. 10 in the Midwest Region, in singles 6-1, 6-3. Additionally, Kayla Hergott defeated No. 18 regionally ranked Bondareva 6-0, 6-1.

On the men’s side, the Panthers dropped just two matches against John Carroll, winning 7-2.

FIT took two of three doubles matches, with Riley Lorenz and Ricardo Corona defeating Alex Guthrie and Kyle Mollison 8-2, while Aria Canadell and Jose Martinez won over Scot Adsit and Dillon O’Brien 8-1.

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Mattias Hartmann

Birthday boy Mattias Hartmann was victorious versus Kyle Mollison 6-1, 6-2.

Much like the women earlier against John Carroll, the Panther men swept the Warriors of Walsh 9-0.

Beau Fieldsend and Hartmann took down Pablo Cabezon and Ross Whittaker 8-4. With the win, Fieldsend moved into fifth-place all-time at FIT in doubles wins.

Hartmann ended a birthday to remember by defeating No. 8 regionally ranked Cabezon 6-2, 6-1.

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With the wins the Panther men moved over .500 with a 4-3 record, while the Panther women improved to 5-5 on the season.

Both squads will take a short break before heading to Hilton Head, South Carolina March 9-13. Each team will play a five-game slate in the Palmetto State.


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