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Bulldogs cruise into NEC semifinals with 5-0 win over Wagner

Bulldogs cruise into NEC semifinals with 5-0 win over Wagner

SMITHFIELD, R.I. – The second-seeded Bryant University women's tennis team advanced to the Northeast Conference semifinals with a dominant 5-0 win over seventh-seeded Wagner College on Friday afternoon in New Jersey.

Bryant will now face sixth-seeded Mount St. Mary's, a 4-3 winner over third-seeded Saint Francis U, on Saturday afternoon. The match will not begin before 12:30 p.m.

Match Information

Bryant 5, Wagner 0

Records: Bryant (10-8), Wagner (7-9)

Location: Mercer County Park (West Windsor, N.J.)

Coach Cilli's Comments

"The conditions were difficult but the girls really did well playing through it."

How it happened (Doubles)

  • Bryant dominated at No. 2 and No. 3 to clinch the doubles point. Seniors Linnea Sjoberg (Stockholm, Sweden) and Nina Luiggi (Nottingham, England) won 6-0, while redshirt freshman Megan Tan (Calgary, Alberta) and sophomore Aleksi Gottlieb (Plantation, Fla.) won 6-2.

How it happened (Singles)

  • The Bulldogs clinched the match with wins at each of the final four singles spots. Matches at No. 1 and No. 2 went unfinished.
  • Senior Stefanie Arroyo (Gurabo, Puerto Rico) won 6-0, 6-1 at No. 3, Luiggi won 6-1, 6-0 at No. 4, freshman Arianna Oropeza (Weston, Fla.) won 6-1, 6-1 at No. 5 and Tan won 6-3, 6-1 at No. 6.

Match Notes

  • The Bulldogs have now won four-straight matches.
  • Bryant has now advanced to the NEC semifinals for the fifth-straight year.
  • Oropeza has now won each of her last seven matches and is 13-4 on the year.
  • Luiggi picked up her fourth-straight win.
  • Bryant will face sixth-seeded Mount St. Mary's in the semis. The Bulldogs defeated the Mountaineers in the NEC quarters last season.

Results

Doubles

1 – Campfield/Arroyo (BRY) vs. Anand/Baynes (WAG), 3-3, unfinished

2 – Sjoberg/Luiggi (BRY) def. Cumpa/Gibson (WAG), 6-0

3 – Tan/Gottlieb (BRY) def. Hodges/Post (WAG), 6-1

Singles

1 – Campfield (BRY) vs. Anand (WAG), 6-3, 0-3, unfinished

2 – Sjoberg (BRY) vs. Baynes (WAG), 6-3, 0-1, unfinished

3 – Arroyo (BRY) def. Hodges (WAG), 6-0, 6-1

4 – Luiggi (BRY) def. Brenda (WAG), 6-1, 6-0

5 – Oropeza (BRY) def. Gibson (WAG), 6-1, 6-1

6 – Tan (BRY) def. Post (WAG), 6-3, 6-1

Up Next

Bryant will face sixth-seeded Mount St. Mary's on Saturday afternoon. The match will not begin before 12:30 p.m.