By TOM ZEBOLD
USF Senior Writer
TAMPA - The Bulls edged Penn for a doubles sweep and rolled to a 5-2 victory Friday afternoon at the USF Varsity Courts.
Federico Sabogal and Everth Dzib set the tone with an 8-3 win and Ravi Patel and Guillermo De Vilchez secured the doubles point for USF with an 8-5 win. Oliver Pramming and Ignacio Gonzalez-Muniz gave USF a doubles sweep with an 8-6 victory.
USF showed it was comfortable playing with a lead by taking four out of six singles matches. Pramming, De Vilchez and Patel all won in straight sets while Gonzalez-Muniz outlasted Jeremy Court, 4-6, 6-2, 6-2.
The Bulls snapped a two-match losing streak and their performance has head coach Matt Hill fired up about the future.
"I think this match was a turning point in our season," Hill said. "We are really starting to play better and come together. I couldn't be more excited about our next match this Monday against South Alabama."
USF and South Alabama face off Monday at noon at the USF Varsity Courts. Admission is free.
Pramming/Gonzalez-Muniz (USF) def. Kocovic/Katz (Penn), 8-6
Patel/De Vilchez (USF) def. Wee/Kaplan (Penn), 8-5
Sabogal/Dzib (USF) def. Court/De Alwis (Penn), 8-3
Oliver Pramming (USF) def. Nikola Kocovic (Penn), 6-1, 6-4
Ignacio Gonzalez-Muniz (USF) def. Jeremy Court (Penn), 4-6, 6-2, 6-2
Ismael Lahlou (Penn) def. Juan Carlos Acuna-Gerard (USF), 6-2, 6-2
Guillermo De Vilchez (USF) def. Zach Katz (Penn), 6-1, 6-4
Ravi Patel (USF) def. Blaine Willenborg (Penn), 6-1, 6-3
Vim De Alwis (Penn) def. Everth Dzib (USF), 6-7 (5), 6-2, 10-6