USF Welcomes Liberty, Tulsa, UAB
TAMPA (March 13, 2017) – The USF women’s tennis team will welcome Liberty, UAB and conference opponent No. 44 Tulsa this week for a trio of home matches.
The Bulls had a mixed week defeating Penn State, 4-3, but falling to Penn, 5-2. Against Penn State, USF clinched the doubles point and Nicole Dzenga quickly got to work to put the Bulls first singles point on the board. Senior Olga Martinez followed with wins on court four, 6-2, 6-2, and Ana Roman Dominguez defeated No. 104 Katia Blik, 7-6(5), 6-1, to clinch the match for the Bulls.
Against Penn the Bulls lost the doubles point, and were unable to recover in singles. Juliana Cardoso and Vanja Klaric claimed two points for the Bulls with Cardoso topping Ria Vaidya, 6-1, 6-2, and Klaric winning 6-3, 6-1.
Scouting the Opponent:
USF welcomes Liberty (5-6) for the first-ever meeting of the Flames and Bulls. Liberty is led by Mariely Hassey with an 8-1 singles record. Recently the Flames faced George Washington and No. 46 UCF, losing both matches 4-3.
No. 44 Tulsa will be the second conference match for the Bulls, and they travel to Tampa with a 13-4 record, including a 5-2 conference win over Temple. Tulsa recently came back to upset No. 13 Baylor, 4-3. The Golden Hurricane defeated the Bulls twice last season with a 4-3 regular season win, and a 4-0 win in the conference tournament.
UAB is 3-9 this season including a recent loss to USF conference opponent, Tulane, who the Bulls saw earlier this season. One of the recent wins by the Blazers includes a 6-1 defeat of Troy, who the Bulls also saw earlier this season.
The Bulls will remain at home for two more matches, FIU and Temple, before hitting the road for the remainder of the season. USF will see FIU Friday March. 24, and conference opponent Temple Sunday March 26.
Be sure to follow USF women’s tennis on social media (Twitter / Facebook / Instagram) and visit GoUSFBulls.com for the most up-to-date information. The USF women’s tennis program returns all singles players from a squad that advanced to the championship match of the conference tournament. Head coach Cristina Moros will be in her second year at the helm of the program after leading USF to an impressive 17-7 season in 2016.
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