PENSACOLA, Fla. - After posting four consecutive shutouts, West Florida proved they could win close matches as well. On Wednesday, West Florida edged Division I Tennessee-Martin 5-4 at the Ralph "Skeeter" Carson Tennis Complex. West Florida improves to 10-2 while Tennessee-Martin falls to 1-2.
Tennessee-Martin, the defending Ohio Valley Conference champions, started strong by winning two of three doubles matches. Tammy Kevey and Mandy Septoe earned the Argonauts only doubles win.
West Florida tallied four of six wins in singles. Kevey won the first set in a tiebreaker en route to a straight set win. Twenty-third ranked Paola Arevalo won the second set after losing the first set, but eventually lost to Tennessee-Martin's Elizma Schoonees. Third-ranked Suzanna Cavalcante, Septoe, Anne Beard, and Miranda Dutra also added straight set wins.
West Florida will return to Gulf South Conference action this Friday against Montevallo at the Ralph "Skeeter" Carson Tennis Complex. The match will begin at 1 p.m.