posted on March 15, 2013 22:12
MOBILE, Ala-- The University of Mobile women's tennis team beat rival Spring Hill 5-4 in an always-important Southern States Athletic Conference matchup Friday evening.
Mobile (8-0, 2-0) now has the edge in the hunt for the host bid to the 2013 NAIA Women's Tennis National Championship. The Lady Rams visit Huntingdon March 19 at 1 pm.
The Lady Rams cruised in the top two doubles spots to open the match with a 2-1 lead. Aggy Rozite and Stephanie Tomita won 8-1 at No. 1 and Treya Smith and Ambria Phillips won 8-2 at the second slot.
In singles play, Phillips got the third point with a 6-2, 6-1 win at No. 3, Rozite picked up the fourth point with a 6-3, 6-2 win at No. 1, and then Tomita clinched it. After dropping the opening set 3-6, Tomita bounced back to take the final two sets 6-3, 6-1 for the decisive win.
1. Aggy Rozite (UM) def. Shelby Fritscher (SHC) 6-3, 6-2
2. Stephanie Tomita (UM) def. Tara Montegut (SHC) 3-6, 6-3, 6-1
3. Ambria Phillips (UM) def. Elise Michaels (SHC) 6-2, 6-1
4. Monica Castello (SHC) def. Treya Smith (UM) 7-5, 6-3
5. Caroline Hitt (SHC) def. Susan Berner (UM) 6-2, 6-0
6. Maggie Leeds (SHC) def. Mariana Velozo (UM) 6-1, 3-6, 10-3
1. Rozite/Tomita (UM) def. Fritscher/Montegut (SHC) 8-1
2. Smith/Phillips (UM) def. Michaels/Castello (SHC) 8-2
3. Leeds/Hitt (SHC) def. Berner/Cynthia Summersgill (UM) 8-1