Bryant falls to UConn, 6-1, Wednesday

Bryant falls to UConn, 6-1, Wednesday


SMITHFIELD, R.I – The Bryant University women's tennis team fell to the University of Connecticut, 6-1, Wednesday afternoon in Storrs, Conn.

Sophomore Devlin-Ann Ammendola (Massapequa, N.Y.) earned the lone point for the Bulldogs, defeating her opponent Abby McKeon, 6-3, 3-6, (10-8), in the fourth singles position. After Ammendola took an early advantage, McKeon quickly knotted the match, 1-1, in the second set before Ammendola stole back the third set tiebreaker with two crucial points to win the match.

In the first singles spot, sophomore Rosie Bird (Hamilton, New Zealand) captured the first set, 3-6, but Maxene Weinberg came back to came to win, 6-1, 10-2.

In doubles action, Rosie Bird and her partner senior Lucy Bird (Hamilton, New Zealand) found themselves up 7-5 early against Weinberg and Srna Stosljevic, but the UConn duo came from behind to steal the set, 9-7.

Just the second loss of the season for the Bulldogs, Bryant will look to get back to its winning ways when it returns to competition on Saturday, March 2 against Hofstra.

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Singles competition

1. Maxene Weinberg (UCONN) def. Rosie Bird (BRYW) 3-6, 6-1, 10-2

2. Srna Stosljevic (UCONN) def. Marcela Brandao (BRYW) 6-2, 6-2

3. Lucy Nutting (UCONN) def. Stephanie Smyers (BRYW) 6-4, 7-5

4. D. Ammendola (BRYW) def. Abby McKeon (UCONN) 6-3, 3-6, 10-8

5. Natalie Robson (UCONN) def. Lucy Bird (BRYW) 7-6, 7-2, 6-3

6. Jennifer Learmonth (UCONN) def. May Vickers (BRYW) 6-2, 7-5

Doubles competition

1. Abby McKeon/Lucy Nutting (UCONN) def. Marcela Brandao/Stephanie Smyers (BRYW) 8-3

2. Maxene Weinberg/Srna Stosljevic (UCONN) def. Rosie Bird/Lucy Bird (BRYW) 9-7

3. Jennifer Learmonth/Marie Gargiulo (UCONN) vs. D. Ammendola/I. Rodriguez-Lockw (BRYW) 6-5, unfinished