Florida Tech Tennis Team Closes Day 1 of SCAD Invitational With Four Wins

By  //  October 7, 2017

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Women's doubles bring home three wins

On a rainy Friday, Florida Tech wrapped up the first Day of the SCAD Invitational. Although many of the matches were postponed due to inclement weather, the Panthers notched four wins during the first outing of the tournament. (Florida Tech image)

SAVANNAH, GEORGIA — On a rainy Friday, Florida Tech wrapped up the first Day of the SCAD Invitational. Although many of the matches were postponed due to inclement weather, the Panthers notched four wins during the first outing of the tournament.

In the Women’s doubles, the pair of Alahna Reto and Kayla Hergott tallied the first Crimson and Gray win, defeating the SCAD duo Albuquerque/Katzarkov, 8-6. The combo Erin Egoroff/Mariana Castaneiras made it two, as they bested Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College pair Morel/Lirzin, 8-5.

The following match saw two Panthers tandems competing against each other, with Paloma Vela and Maria Chun battling Dina Dragoljic and Caroline Walter. The whole-Panthers match saw Vela and Chun defeating their fellow teammates, 8-2.

As the pairs of Chun/Vela and Dragoljic/Walter were getting set to square up against their SCAD rivals, the rain forced both teams to suspend the matches.

The hostile weather restrained also the Men’s team from action, as one of the scheduled Panthers men’s doubles match was suspended.

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Majed Alshaikh and Tjimon Louisy clutched the last FIT victory of the day, clinching their match against the SCAD duo Naka/Tewes-McCoy, 8-6.

Panthers tandem Jamison Burch/Lee Schmidt fell short to Bluefield College pair Gutu/Yamada (8-0), while the combo of Ivan Shapovalov and Kleanthis Zisis Tegos dropped the match to ABAC duo Paulino/Sa, 8-4.

Florida Tech will return to the courts tomorrow for the second round of SCAD invitational.

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