SAVANNAH, Ga. - The top-ranked and two-time defending NCAA Division II national champion Armstrong State University women's tennis team took a break from conference play to pick up an 8-1 win over No. 42 Tiffin University on Wednesday afternoon at the Armstrong Tenns Complex.
The Pirates improved to 8-1 on the season with the win over the Dragons, who fall to 15-3 on the year. Armstrong State resumes Peach Belt play on Saturday, taking on Clayton State at 2:00 p.m.
Armstrong State swept all three doubles matches from Tiffin to take a 3-0 lead heading into singles play. No. 2-ranked Lena Lutzeier and Diana Stomlega knocked off No. 22-ranked Aimee Kaye and Caroline Nelhage, 8-1, at No. 1 doubles, while Tamri Chalaganidze and Alice Patch defeated Adel Musina and Emily Sim, 8-5, at No. 2 doubles. Paula Boixader Roca and Lenka Styblova completed the doubles sweep with an 8-0 win over Bianca Avram and Rachelmary Brozovich.
In singles play, No. 11-ranked Lutzeier downed No. 28-ranked Nelhage, 6-0, 6-1, at No. 1 singles, while Boixader Roca beat Sim, 6-1, 6-0, at No. 3 singles. Patch picked up a 6-1, 6-0 win over Avram at No. 4 singles and Chalaganidze downed Kaye, 6-0, 6-2, at No. 5 singles. Styblova defeated Brozovich, 6-1, 7-6, at No. 6 singles as well. Tiffin's point came at No. 2 singles as Musina won a 10-point third-set tiebreaker over No. 13 Stomlega, 2-6, 6-1, (10-6).