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Women's tennis falls to Hofstra

Billy Tyler

Assistant Sports Editor

The women’s tennis team traveled to Quakertown, Pa. to face Hofstra in a close match on Feb. 23. Despite putting up a good fight to recover from a slow start and forcing a sixth singles match, the team was unable to complete the comeback and lost 4-3.

The day did not begin well for the Orange and Blue. They were unable to come up with any points in the day’s doubles matches, losing all three. The Bison then managed to rebound behind strong performances in singles play, including wins by Elena Vidrascu ’14 (6-3, 3-6, 6-4), Maria Cioffi ’16 (6-1, 6-1) and Jen Bush ’15 (6-1, 6-4). The Bison tied up the score at three points apiece following the first five singles matches.

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This great comeback forced a sixth singles match to decide the overall match winner. Playing in this match for the Bison was Elizabeth Morgan ’14. Despite a solid performance and good effort, Morgan was unable to secure the victory and fell 6-2, 6-2. This tough loss dropped the team’s season record to 2-4.

The next matches for the women’s tennis team will be on March 11-14 in Humacao, Puerto Rico where the Bison will take on LIU Brooklyn, Old Dominion and Minnesota State.

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