The No. 29 South Florida women’s tennis team won its second straight road game to open the season Sunday against the Florida Atlantic University Owls in Boca Raton.
USF (2-0) went 6-0 against FAU (0-2), led by Ohio State transfer Allyn Mueller, who played in her second match for USF. The sophomore defeated FAU’s Elodie Wendling, 6-4, 6-3.
“She played hard, she played well,” USF coach Agustin Moreno said.
Another transfer for USF, Sophomore Jessica Zok, played out of the No. 2 spot. She defeated Natalia Totevska, 6-7, 6-2 (10-4).
According to Moreno, Zok struggled a little, but played well.
Overall, Moreno said, “I am pleased with the way (the team) played.”
Iciri Rai had an impressive outing as she defeated FAU’s Danielle Simone 6-0, 6-0.
The Bulls also won every game in their season opener against the Florida Gulf Coast Eagles, 7-0.
It appears the Bulls are off to a good start. Last year, they opened the season at 7-2. They finished off the year at 16-8, which led to a conference championship.
On Saturday, Jan. 19, the team will travel to Daytona Beach to face the North Florida Ospreys. It will be North Florida’s season opener.
“They (North Florida) have a good team.” Moreno said. “They have some foreign players that could be dangerous. We battled with them last year.”
The Bulls defeated the Ospreys last season 6-1.