SMITHFIELD, R.I. – The Bryant University women's tennis team fell to Fairfield, 4-3, on Saturday night at Rally Point.
Fairfield 4, Bryant 3
Records: Bryant (3-2), Fairfield (5-1)
Coach Cilli's Comments
"On the positive side, we grabbed all three doubles matches which is something we struggled with in our last match. In singles, we had two nice wins by Megan and Gabby but we weren't able to win one of the other four matches. We fed into what Fairfield liked and we need to do a better job of changing up the momentum."
How it Happened (Doubles)
- Bryant made it a clean sweep of the doubles point.
- Ada Boru (Boca Raton, Fla.) and Sarah Hickey (Toronto, Ont.) won 7-5 at No. 1, Arianna Oropeza (Weston, Fla.) and Megan Tan (Calgary, Alberta, Canada) won 6-3 at No. 2 and Caterina Luisa Rokke (Oslo, Norway) and Leanne Kendall (Lakeville, Mass.) won 6-1 at No. 3.
How it Happened (Singles)
- The Bulldogs were able to open up a 3-1 lead in the match behind victories from Tan at No. 4 and Bergeron at No. 6.
- Bryant then won the first set at both No. 3 and No. 5 but the Stags were able to post three-set victories to earn the come-from-behind victory.
No. 1 – D. Prinos (FFD) def. Boru (BRY), 6-3, 6-7, 6-2
No. 2 – Nowak (FFD) def. Hickey (BRY), 6-1, 6-3
No. 3 – March (FFD) def. Oropeza (BRY), 4-6, 6-3, 6-4
No. 4 – Tan (BRY) def. Komer (FFD), 6-0, 6-3
No. 5 – S. Prinos (FFD) def. Kendall (BRY), 2-6, 7-5, 6-3
No. 6 – Bergeron (BRY) def. Pil (FFD), 6-4, 6-4
No. 1 – Boru/Hickey (BRY) def. March/Nowak (FFD), 7-5
No. 2 – Oropeza/Tan (BRY) def. Komer/Prinos (FFD), 6-3
No. 3 – Rokke/Kendall (BRY) def. Lombardi/S. Prinos (FFD), 6-1
The Bulldogs have a week off before hosting defending Northeast Conference champ LIU Brooklyn on Feb. 23 at Rally Point.