Tennis Continues Roll at ITA Regional Tourney

LAKELAND, Fla. (Tennis) – Florida Tech tennis fought through the second day of the ITA
Regional tournament in Lakeland, Fla. to notch more wins on their belts.   In women’s doubles, senior Michaela Horvathova and
sophomore Natalia Ramos continue their roll with another win. They beat Cleves and Tazi of Saint Leo University by a convincing score of
8-2. The team will go on to face the #1 seed of the tournament, Koretkevich and Talalenko of Nova Southeastern.   Florida Tech took to the singles
consolation brackets with wins in mind. They came through. Sophomore Andrea Madrigal beat Kruse of Barry University, 7-5, 6-2. She will go
on to face Cappadona. Freshman Stuart Perkins beat Gibson, 6-2, 6-1. In his next match, he fell behind early but made a battle of it. Sato
went down to injury so Perkins moves on. He will face Coulis. Senior David Fowler beat Acker, 6-3, 6-2 but wasn’t able to parlay his
success into the next match. He lost to Maloof, 6-4, 7-5. They played a very tight second set.   The rest of the matches were tough battles. In the
women’s doubles consolation bracket, Madrigal and junior Nicole David lost to Frandji and Steele in a close match that ended 8-5. In the
women’s singles consolation bracket, David lost to Demenech, 6-3, 6-0. In men’s singles consolation, sophomore Artie Yentumi went down to
Moulton, 6-4, 6-2.   Due to Thursday’s wins, Florida Tech had a number of matches outside of the consolation brackets. In men’s doubles, Fowler and
Yentumi lost to Knoedler and Thesleff of Florida Southern, 8-1. Sophomore John Hanna and Perkins took on the fifth seed but lost to
Carvalho and Seijo of Rollins, 8-2. In men’s singles, Hanna battled the eighth seed, Andrew Sharnov of Barry, but went down 6-1, 6-2.   In women’s
singles, Ramos lost to Ashley Hungerford of Florida Southern in a close match. After beating Hungerford in the first set 6-1, Ramos went down in the second
set 1-6. Hungerford took it in the tie breaker, 1-6, 6-1 (8). Horvathova took on Angela Werschel of BarryUniversity, a ninth seed in the tournament. She
went down 6-4, 6-2.   Tournament play continues through Sunday.

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