#4 Women's tennis topped at Rollins

#4 Women's tennis topped at Rollins

WINTER PARK, Fla. – The Saint Leo women's tennis team suffered a heartbreaker on Wednesday afternoon as they fell, 5-4, to Sunshine State Conference foe Rollins in Winter Park, Fla.

The hosts jumped out to a 3-0 lead following doubles, earning tightly contested wins at all three flights.

Kristyna Jurkova and Madeleine Gauthier fell 8-6 at flight No. 2, while Fabiola Cardenas and Katherine Zaatini dropped No. 3 by the same score.

At flight No. 1, Marine Beugre-Guyot and Maja Pindelska fell to Fabiana Vitanza and Carlye Goldman, 9-7.

However, Saint Leo was able to tie up the match at three-all by taking the top-three singles matches.

Beugre-Guyot claimed a 6-2, 6-2, win over Vitanza at No. 1, while Pindelska shut down Shannon Etten, 6-0, 6-3, at No. 2.

Jurkova claimed the third point with a 7-6, 6-1 win at flight No. 3. Cardenas added a 6-1, 6-0 win at No. 4, giving the Lions a 4-3 lead.

At flights No. 5 and 6, the two teams battles.

Gauthier fell to Savanna Fuller, 7-5, 6-2, at No. 5's, and Rollins won the match with a 2-6, 6-2, 6-1 win by Teresa Kaiser over the Lions' Zaatini at No. 6.

Saint Leo falls to 2-4 on the season and 1-3 in Sunshine State Conference play.

The Lions have a nine-day gap between matches as they host Grand Valley State on Friday, March 10 at 3:00 p.m.

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