The women’s tennis team struggled through its first-ever loss at Saint Joseph’s on April 2. Stephanie Pino ’16 recorded the only victory in the 6-1 defeat for the Orange and Blue.
The Bison began the match with three defeats in doubles play. The team of Lydia Colvin ’15 and Pino swung the closest to securing a win, but couldn’t stop an 8-4 loss in the No. 2 doubles position.
The Hawks continued their sweep through singles play, receiving five wins over the Orange and Blue. Colvin showed her spirit and gave her opponent a fighting challenge, but ultimately fell in the No. 3 spot with a 7-5, 6-3 decision. Pino was the only Bison to beat a Hawk in the match, ending her singles play with the final scores of 1-6, 6-1, and 6-3. Pino’s success earned a point for the Orange and Blue, but by that time, the outcome of the match had already been decided.
“The tennis team has had a busy spring season filled with some tough matches against some good teams. Overall, we have played well as a team in some close matches that have not always gone our way, but all the players have shown great team spirit and support for one another. We take it one match at a time as we look forward to our next Patriot League match against Colgate on Saturday,” Pino said.
The women’s tennis team will swing back onto the court tomorrow for its next match against Colgate University in Hamilton, N.Y.