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