Falcons drop first match against Florida Tech

FROM STAFF REPORTS

The University of Montevallo women’s tennis team dropped its first match of the season Feb. 12 on the road at Florida Tech in Pensacola, Fla.

The Falcons, who fell 9-0 and was swept in all singles’ and doubles’ matches against Florida Tech, also defeated Stillman 8-1 at Florida Tech to improve to 2-1 in matches this season.

Helene Nordgreen dropped the No. 1 singles’ match 6-0, 6-0 to Katrina Huba of Florida Tech. Calli Robinson fell 6-0, 6-1 to Florida Tech’s Abigail Greif in the No. 2 singles’ match.

Kayla Hackett, a Chelsea graduate, dropped the No. 3 singles’ match 6-0, 6-1 to Monica Price of Florida Tech. Kodi Bobo fell 6-0, 6-0 in the No. 4 singles’ match to Florida Tech’s Stephanie Dohner.

Amy McGucken dropped the No. 5 singles’ match 6-0, 6-0 to Abbey Keister of Florida Tech. Hayley Gant dropped the No. 6 singles’ match 6-0, 6-1 to Sarah Collins of Florida Tech.

Nordgreen and Robinson fell 8-2 to Huba and Price in the No. 1 doubles’ match. Hackett and Bobo dropped the No.2 doubles’ match 8-1 to Greif and Elizabeth Hensley of Florida Tech.

McGucken and Gant dropped the No. 3 doubles’ match 8-1 to Alexis Weinnig and Aly Ruschak of Florida Tech.

Nordgreen and Robinson did not give up a game in the No. 1 doubles’ match for the second-straight contest against Stillman. Hackett and Bobo picked up the No. 2 doubles’ win 8-3, while Gant and McGucken took the No. 3 doubles’ match 8-2.

Hackett and McGucken had the best singles matches at No. 3 singles’ and No. 5 singles’, respectively, as they both won 6-0, 6-1. Nordgreen had to battle the entire match at No. 1 singles’ as she won 6-4, 7-5. Bobo looked to have a tough battle on her hands at No. 4 singles’ as she won the first set in a tie break 7-6 (7-0) but then took home the match 6-2 in the second set.

Robinson won the No. 2 singles’ match 6-3, 6-1.