Women's tennis earns two wins

Emily Evancho


The women’s tennis team dropped the ball in a home match against Army with a 7-0 defeat on April 13 but the Bison bounced back from their upsetting loss by securing a 6-1 victory over Lafayette on April 14 and then hit the road to grab a 5-2 win from Lehigh on April 16.

In the match against Army, the Orange and Blue couldn’t maintain a foothold in their doubles play as all three doubles teams fell to their Army counterparts. The No. 1 doubles team of Maria Cioffi ’16 and Elena Vidrascu ’14 came close to obtaining a triumph for the Bison but couldn’t hold onto its lead, falling with an 8-5 defeat. None of the Bison could pull out a victory in the singles matches, leading the Orange and Blue to defeat.

The Bison swung back from their loss with a swift win over Lafayette. In doubles play, the Orange and Blue lost only one match, with the team of Cioffi/Vidrascu pulling out an 8-5 victory, followed by the team of Sam Madnick ’16 and Stephanie Pino ’16 who secured an 8-2 win. The Bison managed the same turnout in singles play with only one defeat. Cioffi and Pino delivered the best scores for the singles matches, both maintaining 6-0, 6-1 scores. Jen Bush ’15, Christie Schneider ’15 and Elizabeth Morgan ’14 also triumphed in their games.

The team brought an end to its Patriot League regular season by triumphing over Lehigh. In doubles play, the teams of Cioffi/Vidrascu (8-4) and Lydia Colvin ’15/Pino (8-5) won their matches while the Bison only suffered two losses in singles play. First to finish was Pino who set the Orange and Blue off to good start with her 6-1, 6-0 decision. Cioffi clinched the match with a grueling 6-1, 4-6, 6-1 turnout over Lehigh in her singles match. Colvin and Schneider also pulled through with victories.

“It has been a great season and we have enjoyed playing together as a team,” Pino said. “We have played well through some tough matches and some incredible wins. Every team member has contributed to make this a great season. We look forward to ending the season on a high note at the Patriot League Championships.”

The Bison will return home for their next match when they host Bloomsburg on April 24 at 4 p.m.

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