Lady Cougars Take Down 8th-Ranked West Florida

By- CSU Sports Information

PENSACOLA, Fl. - The sixth-ranked Columbus State University women's tennis team took down eighth-ranked West Florida 4-1 on Tuesday. The match took place in Pensacola, Florida. 

Columbus State (9-3, 1-0 PBC) grabbed the doubles points thanks to wins in second and third doubles. 10th-ranked Luise Sachs and Noa Davico served their way past their opponent 6-3 while Candice Paya and Natalia Kattah Paz grabbed a 6-2 victory. The two wins secured the doubles point for CSU as the match at first doubles with Beatriz Lopez and Clara Audap went unfinished at 4-3. 

In singles play it was 22nd-ranked Lopez who dominated her way to a straight set 6-1, 6-0 victory to earn another point for the Lady Cougars. That's now three straight set wins in a row at singles for the junior. 

Right next to Lopez at third singles was 46th-ranked Paya who locked down another point for CSU as she pushed herself to a 6-4, 6-4 straight set win. 18th-ranked Davico ended up getting one of the other points that Columbus State needed in a third straight set win taking down her counterpart 6-0, 6-3. 

With the teams playing to clinch, that was all Columbus State needed to take the match. 

The lone loss in singles was 10th-ranked Sachs who fell 4-6, 4-6 in a tightly contested match. 

The other two singles at first and sixth went unfinished with the match already in hand. 25th-rankedMarleen Tilgner was in a 6-6 tie in the opening set while Paz was trailing 3-6, 2-5. 

This is the third win in a row for the Lady Cougars who will come back home to battle conference opponent Flagler on Saturday, March 23. The match is scheduled to being at 11:00 a.m. at the Walden Tennis Center. 

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