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Florida Southern Athletics | March 3, 2014

Florida Southern finishes three-day sweep of ranked teams

LA JOLLA, Calif. -- Florida Southern concluded its three-match trip to Southern California on Monday evening by posting a 7-2 victory against 17th-ranked UC San Diego at the Northview Courts.

The Moccasins improved to 4-2 on the season and went 3-0 on its Spring Break trip to Southern California as they picked up a 7-2 win on Saturday at 31st-ranked Point Loma Nazarene, a 5-2 win in a rain-delayed match on Sunday at 22nd-ranked Cal State Los Angeles, that ended around 1:30 a.m. Eastern time, and then earned its 7-2 win on Monday against UCSD.

In Monday's match, the Mocs took all three in doubles and then sealed its win by picking up wins at both No. 2 and 3 singles. In No. 3 singles, senior Joalis Dominguez improved to 4-1 on the season with her 6-2, 6-1 win against Nava Mowamooz and senior Sabine Goge improved to 5-1 on the year as she earned a 6-1, 6-2 win at the No. 2 spot against UCSD's Paula Chou. 

The Mocs opened the match by winning all doubles matches as its No. 1 team of Goge and junior Magda Riutort, who are ranked 10th in Division II, won their third consecutive match with an 8-5 win Paula Chou and Kyra Scott. At the No. 2 spot, the Mocs won 8-4 and its No. 3 team of Dominguez and senior Laura Wichmann moved to 4-1 on the season with its 8-1 win.

FSC's other wins in singles came at the No. 5 and 6 spots respectively as Wichmann remained undefeated on the season (3-0) with her 7-5, 6-0 win at the No. 5 spot versus UCSD's Shannon Theisen, while senior Victoria Spagnuolo picked up a win at the No. 6, 6-2, 6-3 versus Lisa Asai.

UCSD's two wins in the match came in singles at No. 1 and No. 4 as 22nd-ranked Riutort fell in a third-set tiebreaker at No. 1 to 32nd-ranked Kyra Scott (6-1, 3-6, 10-6), while Tara Vanooteghem earned a win in a third-set tiebreaker against freshman Dominique Friedrichs. Vanooteghem won the first set 6-1 before Friedrichs won the second set 6-2 and Vanooteghem won 10-4 in the third-set tiebreaker.

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