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Bulldogs fall in semis to FDU, 4-2

Bulldogs fall in semis to FDU, 4-2

WEST WINDSOR, N.J. – The Bryant University women's tennis team dropped a hard-fought match against Fairleigh Dickinson, 4-2, in the Northeast Conference semifinals on Friday morning.

How it Happened

  • The Bulldogs started strong on Friday, claiming the doubles point with wins at 1 and 2. The Knights won at 3 but Ada Boru (Istanbul Turkey) and Sarah Hickey (Toronto, Ont.) won at 1, 6-4, and Megan Tan (Calgary, Alberta, Canada) and Aleksi Gottlieb (Plantation, Fla.) won a 2, 6-4.
  • In singles, the Knights quickly grabbed a 3-1 lead with wins at 2, 4 and 6 before closing the match at 3.
  • At 1, Boru dropped her first set but battled back to for a third set before going unfinished.
  • At 3, Hickey won the first set in a tiebreak but couldn't find a victory in the final two sets.
  • Gottlieb grabbed Bryant's only singles point, winning 3-6, 6-4, 6-2 at No. 5.

Results

Singles
No. 1 – Boru (BRY) vs. Ruszczynska (FDU), 5-7, 7-5, 3-1, unfinished
No. 2 – Vorozheikina (FDU) def. Oropeza (BRY), 6-0, 6-3
No. 3 – P. Eftenoiu (FDU) def. Hickey (BRY), 6-7 (4-7), 6-1, 6-2
No. 4 – T. Eftenoiu (FDU) def. Tan (BRY), 6-3, 6-2
No. 5 – Gottlieb (BRY) def. Vladescu (FDU), 3-6, 6-4, 6-2
No. 6 – Rachenki (FDU) def. Kendall (BRY), 6-1, 7-6 (7-3)

Doubles
No. 1 – Boru/Hickey (BRY) def. Ruszczynska/Vorozheikina (FDU), 6-4
No. 2 – Gottlieb/Tan (BRY) def. P. Eftenoiu/Vladescu (FDU), 6-4
No. 3 – T. Eftenoiu/Menzin (FDU) def. Kendall/Bergeron (BRY), 6-1