Women’s tennis wins second match of season

By Lindsay Regruto

Staff Writer

The women’s tennis team earned its second win of the season Saturday, defeating St. Bonaventure 6-1. The Bison fell later that day to IPFW and Sunday to Cornell, both by scores of 7-0.

The Bison had a successful day against St. Bonaventure, sweeping all three doubles matches in close scores of 8-6 across all. Dumitrita Iepuras ’12 won her singles match decidedly against her Bonnies opponent 6-1, 6-2. At fourth singles, Lauren Rottkamp ’11 came back from a tough loss in the second set to win 6-3 in the third. Lauren Lucido ’11 also battled back from a first-set loss to win No. 1 singles in the third set. Courtney Casey ’12 and Dara Dwojewski ’11 prevailed in No. 5 and 6 singles to give the Bison a win in all the singles matches but one.

IPFW proved more difficult for the Bison later that day. Rottkamp came closest to beating her opponent, splitting the first two sets and losing in a super tiebreaker 10-8. Lucido and Casey also came close to securing a win for the Bison in No. 1 doubles but lost in a tight match 8-7.

Rottkamp gave the Big Red the most difficult match on Sunday, taking the second set of her No. 4 singles match to 7-5. The Bison were unable to pull out a win, and Cornell swept every match in straight sets.

“I know from seeing the other girls’ matches against Cornell that we’re definitely improving compared to the beginning of the season,” Elena Vidrascu ’14 said. “It’s kind of a warning to the other teams for when we begin Patriots this year. We’re looking for the title.”

The Orange and Blue, now 2-6, will be back on the court March 14-18 in Orlando, Fla. against South Dakota State, Marist, North Dakota and Drake.

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