Panther Women Get Clawed by Blue Hens, Losing 9-0
MELBOURNE, Fla.-The Panthers fell 9-0 in women’s tennis action against the Division I University of Delaware today at the Fee Avenue courts.
Once again, the injury plagued Tech was unable to field an entire team with their #1 player Michaela Horvathova (Bratislava, Slovakia) , #3 Nicole David
(Fort Pierce, Fla.) and #5 Mandy Rohrbach (Jefferson City, Mo.) all out for the match. Panther newcomers sophomore Andrea Alfonso (Escazu, Costa Rica ) and
junior Ro Hernandez (Madrid, Spain) stepped into the line-up for Florida Tech and played tough for the women’s soccer players.
Tech’s #1 doubles pair of seniors’ Belen Pandre (Buenos Aires, Argentina) and Kimoya Tucker (St. Elizabeth, Jamaica) fell 8-2 against Susan Pollack and
Amanda Campbell. Partners Alfonso and Hernandez notched their first points as a pair losing 8-2 to experienced tennis players’ Alexa Dragonette and
Brittany Barsky. Tech had to forfeit the #3 doubles along with the #6 singles matches.
In singles action, Pandre went almost two hours falling 6-4, 6-3 to Pollack in the #1 slot. The only Panther to grab points in their sets was Tucker
falling 6-1, 6-1 in the #2 singles action. Alfonso and Hernandez each lost #3 singles and #4 singles 6-0, 6-0 respectively. In the #5 spot, freshman
Stephanie Monaco (Mt. Sinai, N.Y.) also fell 6-0, 6-0 to Alexa Dragonette.
The women will travel to Miami on Saturday, April 1st with the men to face St. Thomas University in the double header at noon.