MIAMI SHORES, Fla. – In a matchup of two of the top teams in not only the Sunshine State Conference, but also the nation, the shorthanded No. 4 Nova Southeastern Sharks women’s tennis squad (7-1), saw its 11-match win streak ended on Wednesday in an extremely rare 7-0 loss to No. 2 Barry (7-0) at the Buccaneer Tennis Center.
- The Sharks dropped the doubles point for the first time this season, and also marked the first time in 21 matches to not collect the opening score.
- On court five, Celia Montero Estevan produced one of the tightest finishes of the day, falling in the second set tiebreaker 7-4 in the 6-3, 7-6 loss to Daniela Farfan.
- On court one, Natalie Espinal rebounded from a 6-1 finish in set one, taking a 5-4 lead late in the second set before ultimately falling 7-5 in the loss to Deniz Khazan.
- This marks the first seven-point sweep lost by the Sharks since the final match of the 2019 regular season, also against then-No. 1 Barry in Miami Shores – a 27-match stretch in between.
FROM COACH DOUG NEAGLE
“We are looking forward to and hoping to get a chance to play them again soon.”
The Sharks will close their regular season next Saturday, April 17, in the confines of the NSU Tennis Center at Rolling Hills, hosting No. 20 Florida Southern for Senior Day. The Sharks have defeated the Mocs in the last five outings, and the series is split at 14-14 since the Sharks joined NCAA Division II and the Sunshine State Conference. The SSC Championships tournament is slated to begin at higher-seed campus sites on April 21.