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Bulldogs nipped by Sharks, 4-3

David Silverman Photography
David Silverman Photography

SMITHFIELD, R.I. -- The Bryant University women's tennis team dropped a narrow match to Long Island on Friday afternoon.   

Game Information
LIU 4, Bryant 3
Records: Bryant (3-6, 2-2 NEC), LIU (6-0, 6-0 NEC)

Coach Cilli Comments
"The doubles point eluded us and that cost us the match. LIU squeaked it out with aggressive tennis."

How It Happened

  • Bryant won at No. 1 doubles but the Sharks rebounded to claim the point with victories at No. 2 and No. 3.
  • The Bulldogs then became the first team all year to win three singles matches against the Sharks, winning at No. 1, No. 4 and No. 6.
  • Ada Boru cleaned up at No. 1 and Leanne Kendall and Olivia Rondini tied up the match with wins at 4 and 6.
  • The Sharks were able to clinch the match with a victory at No. 5.

Results

Singles
No. 1 - Boru (BRY) def. Kuzina (LIU), 6-1, 6-0
No. 2 - Dancenco (LIU) def. Hickey (BRY), 6-3, 6-2
No. 3 - Erechtchenko (LIU) def. Oropeza (BRY), 6-1, 7-5
No. 4 - Kendall (BRY) def. Storkaas (LIU), 6-2, 7-5
No. 5 - Compuesto (LIU) def. Baeza (BRY), 7-5, 6-4
No. 6 - Rondini (BRY) def. Jorjoliani (LIU), 7-5, 7-5

Doubles
No. 1 - Boru/Kendall (BRY) def. Kuzina/Dancenco (LIU), 6-3
No. 2 - Erechtchenko/Maduel (LIU) def. Hickey/Gomez Estrada (BRY), 6-2
No. 3 - Compuesto/Storkaas (LIU) def. Oropeza/Rondini (BRY), 6-3

Up Next
The Bulldogs are scheduled to host Brown on Sunday afternoon.