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Bulldogs drop season opener at BC

Bulldogs drop season opener at BC

SMITHFIELD, R.I. – The Bryant University women's tennis team fell to Boston College on Saturday morning.

Coach Cilli's Comments

"Tough start vs. a strong team. Definitely showed us where we need to focus our attention in the upcoming week. Very strong showing at third doubles with their win and by Leanne [Kendall] who took BC to a third-set tiebreak. Our plan was to neutralize their games and we did a decent job of that. But, I know we are capable of more."

How it Happened (Doubles)

  • Bryant picked up an impressive victory at No. 3 as Caterina Luisa Rokke (Oslo, Norway) and Leanne Kendall (Lakeville, Mass.) won, 6-4.
  • Boston College won the double point with 6-0 and 6-2 victories at the top two spots.

How it Happened (Singles)

  • Kendall continued her strong play in singles, taking her match to a third set. She won the first set, 6-3, but fell in the second set, 3-6. She lost the tiebreak, 13-11.
  • BC took each of the other five singles matches in straight sets.


No. 1 – Irani (BC) def. Oropeza (BRY), 6-0, 6-1
No. 2 – Lopez (BC) def. Tan (BRY), 6-1, 6-2
No. 3 – Possokhova (BC) def. Gottlieb (BRY), 6-1, 6-4
No. 4 – Ross (BC) def. Kendall (BRY), 3-6, 6-3, 13-11
No. 5 – Conklin (BC) def. Bergeron (BRY), 6-1, 6-2
No. 6 – Casella (BC) def. Rokke (BRY), 6-1, 6-1

No. 1 – Irani/Possokhova (BC) def. Gottlieb/Tan (BRY), 6-0
No. 2 – Haukova/Posorske (BC) def. Oropeza/Bergeron (BRY), 6-2
No. 3 – Rokke/Kendall (BRY) def. Conklin/Casella (BC), 6-4

Up Next

The Bulldogs play their first home match of the season next Saturday (Feb. 2) when they host Brandeis at Rally Point in Greenville.