JACKSONVILLE, Fla. March 5, 2013 – The North Florida Ospreys overcame the No. 61-ranked College of Charleston women’s tennis team 5-2 this afternoon at the UNF Tennis Complex.
The loss drops the Cougars to 5-4 while the Ospreys improve to 6-3. This was the second of two matches that CofC played in Florida for its spring break trip, the first being a 4-3 win over Stetson on Saturday, March 2.
Doubles started off on a positive note for the College when the sophomore duo of Samantha Maddox (Lexington, Ky.) and Jenny Falcone (Davidson, N.C.) won their match over Marina Cunningham and Mariella Calderon 8-3 in the No. 3 slot.
Unfortunately for the Cougars, North Florida won the other two doubles matches via 8-6 and 7-5 tiebreakers which clinched the doubles point for the Ospreys.
Falcone carried her doubles success to the singles court when she knocked off Melanie Aguirre of the Ospreys 7-5, 6-4 in the No. 3 position.
Senior Irene Viana (Paris, France) also chipped in a win in the No. 6 spot when she came back in a tough 4-6, 7-6 (7-3), 1-0 (10-7) match to end the day’s events.
“This spring break trip was a great team-building experience,” CofC Director of Tennis Angelo Anastopoulo said. “Everyone got along wonderfully and I feel like we grew as a team. We came up short today and North Florida deserves a great amount of credit for that. However, during this trip we identified what we need to work on as a team to be ready to face one of the best groups of Southern Conference programs in recent memory.”
CofC will next be in action on Saturday, March 9 when they host a doubleheader against Jacksonville State and Penn State. First serve versus the Gamecocks will be at 9:30 a.m. (ET) followed by a 2 p.m. (ET) match against the Nittany Lions at the College of Charleston Tennis at Patriots Point in Mt. Pleasant, S.C.
NORTH FLORIDA 5, COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON 2
March 5, 2013
UNF Tennis Complex
in Jacksonville, Fla.
No. 1 – Lorena Aviles (UNF) def. Christin Newman (CofC) 6-2, 6-1.
No. 2 – Simona Weymar (UNF) def. Samantha Maddox (CofC) 6-2, 6-2.
No. 3 – Jenny Falcone (CofC) def. Melanie Aguirre (UNF) 7-5, 6-4.
No. 4 – Taylor Hollander (UNF) def. Katherine Schofield (CofC) 6-4, 7-5.
No. 5 – Marina Cunningham (UNF) def. Olivia McMillan (CofC) 6-3, 6-2.
No. 6 – Irene Viana (CofC) def. Mariella Calderon (UNF) 4-6, 7-6 (7-3), 1-0 (10-7).
No. 1 – Lorena Aviles/Melanie Aguirre (UNF) def. Irene Viana/Katherine Schofield (CofC) 9-8 (8-6).
No. 2 – Simona Weymar/Rebeca Pereira (UNF) def. Christin Newman/Brooke McAmis (CofC) 9-8 (7-5).
No. 3 – Samantha Maddox/Jenny Falcone (CofC) def. Marina Cunningham/Mariella Calderon (UNF) 8-3.
ORDER OF FINISH
Doubles: 3, 1, 2
Singles: 2, 5, 1*, 3, 4, 6