Bison Dominant in Season-Opening Invitational

Nick Sperduto, Contributing Writer

The Bison women’s tennis team returned to the courts on Friday, Sept. 3, for the first time since May. Despite losing three players to graduation, the team is returning with plenty of firepower to contend for the Patriot League title and avenge their semi-final loss to Boston University just months ago.

It was an impressive showcase from the get-go, as senior captain Daniela Bellini opened play on Friday with a convincing 6-2 victory in the first flight of singles matches. Tyne Miller ’24 and Whitney King ’25 joined Bellini in the quarterfinals of first singles, while three additional Bison reached the quarterfinals at second singles.

Ultimately, three singles players and three doubles pairs would advance to Sunday’s finals. However, Sunday’s play was canceled due to unfortunate weather, and we will have to wait to see a couple of highly anticipated “Bison vs. Bison” matchups.
“The freshman and sophomores have already impressed me a lot,” Bellini said. “They all care so much about doing well not just individually, but as a team. I really want to be the best captain I can be for my team, and continue to learn and grow as a leader. I’m really excited about this upcoming season and I can’t wait to see how this team does when we start dual matches in the spring.”

With a unique combination of young talent and veteran leadership, we’ve seen enough to know that Bison women’s tennis has a very high ceiling. The Orange and Blue are back in action this Friday when they will travel to Annapolis, Md. for Navy’s annual Bill and Sandra Moore Invitational.

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