On Saturday, several Spring Hill College tennis players competed in consolation singles matches at the University of West Florida's Fall Fling, bouncing back from a disappointing sweep by UWF on Friday.
For the men, sophomore Johnny Ngamvilay from Mobile continues to show improvement as he stormed back from a 2-6 deficit to win 9-7. Junior Nick Rayburn of Pineville, La., however, was forced to withdraw from his match.
The Lady Badgers also saw success with junior Allison Symulevich of Tampa, Fla., defeating the University of Mobile's Kari Williams 8-0. Freshman Ruth Bourque defeated West Florida's Cristina Welsh 8-3 in the quarterfinals before falling to UWF's Amanda McBride 1-8 in the semifinals of the consolation rounds.
In the doubles matches on Friday night, Ngamvilay and Rayburn fell to Thiago Gomez and Guillerme Jasmin, 1-8, while Symulevich and freshman Bourque defeated UM's Williams and Jordan Wiggins, 8-3.