Ospreys fall in first round of NCAA Women’s Tennis Championship

Drew McDonald, Sports Editor

In the first round of the NCAA Women’s Tennis Championship, North Florida lost to the University of South Carolina, 4-0. 

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Freshman Ana Paula Melilo sets up for a volley.

To begin the match, all three of the Gamecock’s pairs defeated UNF in doubles matches (6-0, 6-1, 4-3).

Senior Paige Cline of USC began the first singles match against Junior Lucia Montano. Cline went onto win two straight sets (6-0, 6-1).

The Gamecocks earned another match point when Sophomore Kennedy Wicker defeated UNF’s Sophomore Florencia Rossi in two straight sets (6-1, 6-0).

Junior Mia Horvit sealed the deal for USC as she got the match winning point after defeating Freshman Ana Paula Melilo (6-4, 6-1).

This brings the Ospreys season to a close but the team can hang their hats on their fifth straight year of being ASUN Conference Champions.

Senior Rafaela Gomez earned ASUN All-Conference first team and made the All-Academic list.

Melilo was named to the second team All-Conference and was a unanimous All-Freshman team selection.


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