Women’s Tennis competes in New England

Clara McCormick, Sports Editor

This past weekend, Bison women’s tennis faced Patriot League opponent Boston University, as well as University of Rhode Island in two away matches. Both matches unfortunately resulted in losses for the Orange and Blue, but there were still numerous noteworthy performances amongst the team.

Against the Terriers, Whitney King ’25 at No. 1 singles was able to claim the first set against 2019’s Patriot League Rookie of the year, which was a challenging feat. 

At No. 1 doubles, King and her doubles partner Tyne Miller ’24 were also able to give their Boston opponents a run for their money. The Bison were up 5-4 before the Terriers were able to win the next two games in a row to secure the eventual win. 

Anna Lajos ’25 at No. 2 singles and Mirra Manolov ’26 at No. 5 singles both managed to earn tiebreakers in their first two sets respectively. 

“Facing Boston after our six hour bus ride was definitely a challenge,” Lajos said. “They’re a very strong team, and we put up a really good fight. Even though it was only our second weekend of the season, all of the girls played so incredibly well– fighting for every point.”

Despite falling 4-2 against Rhode Island, the match still resulted in some wins for the Bison team. 

King at No. 1 singles and Lajos at No. 2 singles were each able to win their matches after coming up just short versus Boston. 

King won her match with a final score of 6-3, 0-6, 10-6, and Lajos, who leads the team in singles wins, won 6-3, 6-0. 

“Rhode Island was also a very strong team, but I would say we did even better against them,” Lajos said. “I love playing alongside the girls on my team because they inspire me to push myself beyond my limits and really give it my all. I scored my first singles point of the season against them, and I’m excited to complete and hopefully earn many more for our team this coming season.”

Next weekend, the Orange and Blue will face off against Saint Francis in Loretto, Pa., on Feb. 4.

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