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Bryant beats Sacred Heart, sweeps weekend

David Silverman Photography
David Silverman Photography

SMITHFIELD, R.I. -- The Bryant University women's tennis team earned a hard-fought 5-2 victory over Sacred Heart on Sunday at Fore Court.

The Bulldogs improved to 3-3 overall and 2-1 in the Northeast Conference with the win.   

Game Information
Bryant 5, Sacred Heart 2
Records: Bryant (3-3, 2-1), Sacred Heart (4-4, 3-1)

Coach Cilli Quote

"A long match vs. a tough team in Sacred Heart. I definitely think our match yesterday got us into fight mode. We took two of three of the three-set matches. Arianna had a big comeback in the third set, coming back from 4-1 down to win 6-4. Camila took the other three-set match, winning 6-2 in the third. Olivia secured the victory with a straight-set victory." 

How It Happened

  • Bryant won at No. 2 doubles but fell at No. 1 doubles, setting up Arianna Oropeza and Olivia Rondini to clinch the point at No. 3. The duo posted a 6-4 victory.
  • In singles, Bryant and SHU were tied 2-2 before Oropeza's remarkable third-set rally. Her victory made it 3-2 and Rondini closed it with a 6-4, 6-0 victory at No. 6.

Results

Singles
No. 1 - O'Toole (SHU) def. Boru (BRY), 7-6 (4), 6-3
No. 2 - Hickey (BRY) def. Starastsenka (SHU), 6-4, 6-2
No. 3 - Oropeza (BRY) def. Lauria (SHU), 6-4, 2-6, 6-4
No. 4 - Rambaldi (SHU) def. Kendall (BRY), 2-6, 7-6 (5), 6-2
No. 5 - Baeza (BRY) def. Santasiero (SHU), 6-4, 4-6, 6-2
No. 6 - Rondini (BRY) def. Tobia (SHU), 6-4, 6-0

Doubles
No. 1 - O'Toole/Starastsenko (SHU) def. Boru/Kendall (BRY), 6-3
No. 2 - Hickey/Gomez-Estrada (BRY) def. Lauria/Tobia (SHU), 6-1
No. 3 - Oropeza/Rondini (BRY) def. Rambaldi/Santasiero (SHU), 6-4

Up Next

The Bulldogs travel to Quinnipiac on Tuesday afternoon for a 3:00 p.m. match.