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Women's tennis falls to St. John's, UMass

Women's tennis falls to St. John's, UMass

SMITHFIELD, R.I. – The Bryant University women's tennis team dropped its final two regular-season matches over the weekend, falling to St. John's and UMass.

Coach Cilli's Comments

"We fought hard today against UMass. It was a really good battle. Now our focus is on the NEC Tournament."

How it Happened

  • The Bulldogs dropped all six singles matches against St. John's on Saturday at Providence College. The two teams did not play doubles.
  • Leanne Kendall (Lakeville, Mass.) had a strong showing, taking her opponent to a third set at No. 5.
  • On Sunday, Bryant put forth an incredible effort against UMass.
  • Megan Tan (Calgary, Alberta) and Aleksi Gottlieb (Plantation, Fla.) were down 6-5 when the match went unfinished at No. 2 doubles.
  • In singles, Ada Boru (Istanbul, Turkey) was up a set at No. 1 before the match went unfinished.
  • At No. 6, Gabrielle Bergeron (Quebec, Canada) was in the third set when it went unfinished.  

Results (St. John's)

Singles
No. 1 – Livianu (STJ) def. Boru (BRY), 6-3, 6-0
No. 2 – Solis (STJ) def. Oropeza (BRY), 7-6, 6-1
No. 3 – Garibal (STJ) def. Hickey (BRY), 6-4, 6-3
No. 4 – Dawson (STJ) def. Gottlieb (BRY), 6-3, 6-2
No. 5 – Arranz (STJ) def. Kendall (BRY), 6-2, 3-6, 10-7
No. 6 – Tenorio (STJ) def. Bergeron (BRY), 6-1, 6-4

Results (UMass)

Singles
No. 1 – Boru (BRY) vs. Lawrence-Taylor (UMass), 6-3, 2-3, unfinished
No. 2 – Crawford (UMass) def. Hickey (BRY), 6-0, 6-2
No. 3 – Napadiy (UMass) def. Gottlieb (BRY), 6-1, 6-0
No. 4 – Bocchi (UMass) def. Tan (BRY), 6-1, 6-4
No. 5 – Kendall (BRY) vs. Bogicevic (UMass), 4-6, 1-3, unfinished
No. 6 – Bergeron (BRY) vs. Avery (UMass), 6-1, 3-6, 2-0, unfinished

Doubles
No. 1 – Kovacevic/Bocchi (UMass) def. Boru/Hickey (BRY), 6-3
No. 2 – Tan/Gottlieb (BRY) vs. Lawrence-Taylor/Napadiy (UMass), 5-6, unfinished
No. 3 – Crawford/Avery (UMass) def. Kendall/Bergeron (BRY), 6-3

Up Next

The Bulldogs will compete in the Northeast Conference Championships beginning Thursday in New Jersey.