Bulldogs handle Mountaineers, 5-2, Thursday

Bulldogs handle Mountaineers, 5-2, Thursday


SMITHFIELD, R.I. –  The Bryant University women's tennis team snapped its two-game skid, topping Mount St. Mary's, 5-2, Thursday afternoon in Emmitsburg, Md.

The Bulldogs swept doubles play, as senior Marcela Brandao (Santo Andre, Brazil) and junior Stephanie Smyers (Pittsburg, Pa.) topped Renne Deane/Carly Landini, 8-4, in the first positions. The duo of Lucy Bird (Hamilton, New Zealand) and Rosie Bird (Hamilton, New Zealand) defeated Kelly Conry and Taylor D'Agostino, 8-6, while Devlin-Ann Ammendola (Massapequa, N.Y.) and Jovana Hadzi-Tanovic (Belgrade, Serbia and Montenegro) overcame Liz Rossi and Jenny Smith, 8-7 (9-7), to earn the clean sweep for Bryant.

In singles action, Brandao earned her second victory of the afternoon over Deane, 6-1, 6-2, in the #2 position and Ammendola topped Rossi in straight-sets, 6-0, 6-4. Lucy Bird took care of Smith handily, 6-0, 6-0, while Hadzi-Tanovic defeated D'Agostino, 6-2, 6-2, to secure the victory for the Black and Gold.

Bryant improves to 7-4 overall this season with the win, 2-0 in NEC play. The Bulldogs will close their Spring Break trip on Friday when they visit Georgetown.

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1. Marcela Brandao/Stephanie Smyers (BU) def. Renee Deane/Carly Landini (MSM)- 8-4

2. Lucy Bird/Rosie Bird (BU) def. Kelly Conroy/Taylor D'Agostino (MSM)- 8-6

3. Devlin-Ann Ammendola/Jovana Hadzi-Tanovic (BU) def. Liz Rossi/Jenny Smith (MSM)- 8-7 (9-7)



1. Kelly Conroy (MSM) def. Rosie Bird (BU)- 6-3, 7-6 (7-2)

2. Marcela Brandao (BU) def. Renee Deane (MSM)- 6-1, 6-2

3. Carly Landini (MSM) def. Stephanie Smyers (BU)- 7-6 (7-4), 6-4

4. Devlin-Ann Ammendola (BU) def. Liz Rossi (MSM)- 6-0, 6-4

5. Lucy Bird (BU) def. Jenny Smith (MSM)- 6-0, 6-0

6. Jovana Hadzi-Tanovic (BU) def. Taylor D'Agostino (MSM)- 6-2, 6-2