Women's tennis beats Colgate

Emily Evancho


The women’s tennis team fell to Towson 6-1 on April 4, with Elena Vidrascu ’14 and Maria Cioffi ’16 recording the Bison’s only two victories. The Bison were able to bounce back from this loss with a 4-3 win over Colgate on April 6, their first Patriot League victory of the season.

In doubles against Towson, Cioffi and Vidrascu secured the only doubles triumph for the Bison with an 8-4 win. The Orange and Blue’s other doubles teams were not as successful.  The team of Jen Bush ’15 and Lydia Colvin ’15 swung into a defeat of 8-4, while Sam Madnick ’16 and Stephanie Pino ’16 were also overpowered by their Towson counterparts (8-3).

The Bison had the same turnout in singles matches. Cioffi came close to pulling in a victory for the Orange and Blue, but couldn’t maintain her lead in the super tie-breaker, finishing the match with a 10-5 defeat. Vidrascu brought the team its only victory with a 6-1, 7-6 triumph, helping to prevent a shutout by Towson.

The Orange and Blue refused to be fazed by the loss and came back strong in the next match against Colgate. The doubles teams of Cioffi/Vidrascu and Bush/Elizabeth Morgan ’14 pulled in the doubles points with dual victories while Cioffi and Vidrascu both clinched victories in their singles matches. Pino raked in a two-set tiebreaker and came away with a 6-4, 7-6 victory, clinching the win for the Orange and Blue.

The women’s tennis team will return home this weekend for its next two matches. The Bison will host Army Saturday at noon and Lafayette on April 14 at 10 a.m.

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