PENSACOLA, Fla. – The No. 5 University of West Florida women’s tennis team (8-5, 3-0 GSC) defeated No. 20 Central Oklahoma (6-6, 1-1 LSC), 7-2, today at the Ralph “Skeeter” Carson Tennis Complex on the UWF campus. UWF and Central Oklahoma are both in NCAA Division II, but UWF competes in the South Region and Central Oklahoma competes in the South Central Region.
The Argonauts won all three doubles matches. At the No. 1 doubles position, Caitlyn Baines (Ft. Walton Beach) and Taylor Brewster (Fergus, Ontario) defeated Julia Shviadok and Eli Abramovic, 8-2. Baines and Brewster are the No. 5 doubles duo in the South Region. Jacqueline March (Santa Rosa Beach) and Luiza Sonnervig (Sao Paulo, Brazil) defeated Lucy Caldwell and Anto Rossini, 8-2, at the No. 2 position. At No. 3, Mariana Sonnervig (Sao Paulo, Brazil) and Hannah Durham (Hammond, La.) defeated Rose Cabato and Anna Kochigina, 8-5.
Naomi Higa (Córdoba, Argentina) put the Argos up 4-0 when she blanked Lindsey Sweetgall, 6-0, 6-0, at the No. 5 singles position. Luiza Sonnervig clinched the victory for UWF with a 6-1, 6-0 victory over Rossini at the No. 3 line. Abramovic defeated Yana Bokareva (Moscow, Russia), 6-1, 6-2, at the No. 2 spot. UWF went up 6-1 as Brewster defeated Shviadok, 6-4, 6-4, at No. 1. March recorded a 6-2, 6-2 victory over Cabato at No. 4. In the final match to finish, Kochigina defeated Jessica Hsu (Pensacola, Fla.), 7-6, 6-4, at the No. 6 position.
UWF will return to the courts tomorrow for a double header. The Argos will face Alabama-Huntsville at 8:30 a.m. in a Gulf South Conference match. At noon, UWF will host No. 18 Cameron. Both matches will take place at the Ralph “Skeeter” Carson Tennis Complex in Pensacola. Results and recaps from the matches will be available on GoArgos.com.
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No. 5 University of West Florida 7, No. 20 Central Oklahoma 2
#1 Taylor Brewster (UWF) def. Julia Shviadok (UCO) 6-4, 6-4
#2 Eli Abramovic (UCO) def. Yana Bokareva (UWF) 6-1, 6-2
#3 Luiza Sonnervig (UWF) def. Anto Rossini (UCO) 6-1, 6-0
#4 Jacqueline March (UWF) def. Rose Cabato (UCO) 6-2, 6-2
#5 Naomi Higa (UWF) def. Lindsey Sweetgall (UCO) 6-0, 6-0
#6 Anna Kochigina (UCO) def. Jessica Hsu (UWF) 7-6, 6-4
#1 Caitlyn Baines/Taylor Brewster (UWF) def. Julia Shviadok/Eli Abramovic (UCO) 8-2
#2 Jacqueline March/Luiza Sonnervig (UWF) def. Lacy Caldwell/Anto Rossini (UCO) 8-2
#3 Mariana Sonnervig/Hannah Durham (UWF) def. Rose Cabato/Anna Kochigina (UCO) 8-5
Central Oklahoma 6-6, 1-1 LSC; National ranking #20; Regional ranking #4
University of West Florida 8-5, 3-0 GSC; National ranking #5; Regional ranking #3
Order of finish: Doubles (1, 2,3); Singles (5,3,2,1,4,6)
UWF is in the South Region; Central Oklahoma is in the South Central Region.