Panthers Claw Bobcats in 7-2 Women’s Tennis Victory

MIAMI, Fla. – The Florida Tech Panthers (3-15) pulled off a 7-2 victory over NAIA St. Thomas University Bobcats (2-9) in women’s tennis action this

In #1 singles action, senior Belen Pandre (Buenos Aires, Argentina) gave up only one point defeating Leyvis Concepcion (Hialeah, Fla.) 6-0, 6-1. Michaela
Horvathova (Bratislava, Slovakia) easily stifled her opponent Natalie Ramirez (Miami Beach, Fla.) 6-1, 6-0. Senior Kim Tucker (St. Elizabeth, Jamaica)
overcame her opponent Rachael Herelle (Brooklyn, N.Y.) 6-3, 6-3 in the #3 singles action.

Finally, junior Rocio Hernandez (Madrid, Spain) battled hard to overcome the Bobcats’ Sandra Vargas (Miami, Fla.) 6-1, 3-6, 1-0 (11-9) in the #5 singles
match. This was fourth and final singles match Tech would take after losing the #4 singles match and defaulting at the #6 spot.

Hernandez picks up her first collegiate individual tennis win with the tough fought victory.

Tech won all three of the doubles matches as well.  #15 ranked tandem of Pandre and Horvathova came away with an 8-2 victory, while freshmen’ Nicole
David (Fort Pierce, Fla.) and Stephanie Monaco (Mt, Sinai, N.Y.)  only gave up four games in the set defeating Herelle and Crosby 8-2 in the #2
doubles match.

Tucker and Hernandez, like Pandre and Horvathova came away with two victories for the day upsetting their opponents Vargas and sophomore Kishuana Henry
(Kingston, Jamaica) 8-3.

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