Brian Olmo | Sports Director
The FIU women’s tennis team snatched a victory out of the jaws of defeat in a close match against the University of North Florida, 4-3, on Saturday, Feb. 11 at home on the FIU Tennis Courts.
UNF took it personally and didn’t waste any time retaking the lead.
The Ospreys jumped out to a 2-1 lead after earning the first two singles wins, with Umarov losing to Forster, 2-6, 0-6, and sophomore Yasmine Kabbaj dropping to No. 90 Guilhur.
With FIU down 2-1, Khairutdinova pulled off a massive win over junior Anabelle Davis, 6-3, 6-4. Loudili’s victory against freshman Jasmin Makela gave FIU a 3-2 advantage. Freshman Oyinlomo Quadre finished off the Ospreys with an emphatic win over UNF’s Isabel Oliveira, 6-3, 3-6, 6-1.
The Panthers now head into a matchup against No. 21 UCF on Tuesday, Feb. 14 at UTSA National Campus in Orlando. The first serve is set for 5 p.m.