Jan. 19, 2014
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. ---- UAB sophomore Amy Lowther picked up a win at the second singles position after her opponent retired, but it was not enough as the UAB women’s tennis team fell to No. 24 Florida State, 4-1, on Sunday.
Lowther defeated Florida State’s Emily Fanning, 1-1, retired, at the second court and fellow UAB sophomore Elaine Simon had a chance for another UAB victory at the fifth position after winning the first set, but the match was stopped in the middle of the second set.
Sunday’s match marked the first contest for new UAB head coach Mark Tjia.
“Today was a great opportunity for me to see the girls in action for the first time,” UAB head coach Mark Tjia said. “I was pleased with the fight and character of this team. I feel bad that Elaine did not get to finish her match. She certainly deserved an opportunity to get a win after winning the first set.”
Florida State took the doubles point with wins at the first and third positions, before wins at the first, third and sixth singles positions gave FSU the win.
With the victory, FSU moves to 2-0, while UAB falls to 0-1. Next up, the Blazers host Kennesaw State at the Samford Tennis Courts at Noon CT on Sunday, Jan. 26.
Tennis Match Results
UAB vs Florida State
Jan 19, 2014 at Tallahassee, Fla.
(Indoor Tennis Facility)
#24 Florida State 4, UAB 1
1. Daneika Borthwick (FSU) def. Rachel Daniell (UAB) 6-2, 6-0
2. Amy Lowther (UAB) def. Emily Fanning (FS) 1-1, retired
3. Kerrie Cartwright (FSU) def. Catherine Ragon (UAB) 6-0, 6-1
4. Kristina Schleich (FSU) vs. Pardis Kianoush (UAB), 6-0, 4-2, unfinished
5. Laurence Porry (FSU) vs. Elaine Simon (UAB) 4-6, 2-1, unfinished
6. Daniela Schippers (FSU) def. Paula Castro (UAB) 6-1, 6-0
1. Daneika Borthwick/Kerrie Cartwright (FSU) def. Rachel Daniell/Elaine Simon (UAB) 6-3
2. Laurence Porry/Kristina Schleich (FSU) vs. Pardis Kianoush/Catherine Ragon (UAB) 5-2, unfinished
3. Duda Santos/Daniela Schippers (FSU) def. Amy Lowther/Paula Castro (UAB) 6-1
Florida State 2-0; National ranking #24
Order of finish: Doubles (1,3); Singles (2,1,3,6)