EFSC Tennis Fall 6-3 Vs. Florida State Jacksonville
By Mark DeCotis, Athletic Communications // January 30, 2015
'We’ll take the positives from today'
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Eastern Florida’s women’s tennis team opened its season with a 6-3 loss to Florida State College Jacksonville on Friday but head coach Wally Norwich was upbeat.
The Florida College System Activities Association/NJCAA Region 8 match was played at Melbourne’s Jimmy Moore Courts.
Eastern Florida earned points for the 8-6 No. 2 doubles victory by freshman Danyelle Copeland and sophomore Hope Fellows.
The 6-0, 6-2 No. 4 singles victory by sophomore Isabella Sella and the 4-6, 6-2 10-7 (tiebreaker) victory at No. 6 by freshman Aly Andrews.
“It was our first match of the season,” said first-year coach Norwich. “We’ll take the positives from today and build on them and work to improve in the areas where we need to improve.
“The players have come a long way since the fall and we are optimistic about what lies ahead.”
Andrews’ match did not go the three full sets since Jacksonville, also playing its first match of the season, had already sewn up the victory.
In other doubles matches Sella and freshman Linn Sorman fell 9-7 at No. 1 and Andrews and classmate Nicole Trio lost 8-2 at No. 3.
In other singles matches Sorman lost 6-0, 6-2 at No. 1, Copeland lost 6-0, 6-1 at No. 2, Trio fell 6-3, 6-1 at No. 4 and Fellows lost 6-0, 6-0 at No. 5.
Next up for Eastern Florida is a 5 p.m. Feb. 13 Region 8 match at Hillsborough Community College in Tampa.
The Titans return home for a 3 p.m. Feb. 20 Region 8 match against St. Petersburg College.
Admission to home matches is free.