Final Score: St. Bonaventure 4 – Indiana (Pa.) 3
Location: SBU Indoor Tennis Center | Olean, N.Y.
Records: St. Bonaventure: 5-7 | IUP: 6-3
The Short Story:
The St. Bonaventure women's tennis team collected its fifth win of the spring season on Sunday March 22, as the Bonnies defeated Indiana (Pa.) 4-3.
The match between the Bonnies and the Crimson Hawks remained close throughout the day. St. Bonaventure gained first control as it would claim the doubles point by winning two out of three. Mara Martinez-Santori and Marisa Brossard paired up again for their ninth doubles' win. The duo of freshman Francesca Chin and sophomore Mariam Skhirtladze clinched the point by winning the third double match with a final score of 8-5.
In singles play, Fatya Amiri, Brossard and Skhirtladze all picked up wins for the Brown and White. Amiri won her match in straight sets, while Brossard and Skhirtladze had to play a tie-breaker set. St. Bonaventure and IUP finished single play with each team getting three points, which gave the Bonnies the 4-3 victory.
Skhirtladze improved her overall singles record to 9-7 and went 2-0 over the weekend, while Amiri and Brossard both sit with seven wins.
1. Amiri (SBU) def. Timko (IUP); 6-2, 6-2
2. Brossard (SBU) def. Petercakovo (IUP); 6-2, 4-6, 6-2
3. Gonzalez (IUP) def. Martinez-Santori (SBU); 6-4, 1-6, 6-4
4. Skhirtladze (SBU) def. Butland (IUP); 6-3, 4-6, 6-3
5. von Agris (IUP) def. Mortier (SBU); 4-6, 7-6 (5), 10-5
6. Wood (IUP) def. Chin (SBU); 6-1, 6-1
1. Martinez-Santori/Brossard (SBU) def. Timko/Petercakovo; 8-5
2. von Agris/Wood (IUP) def. Mortier/Amiri (SBU); 8-4
3. Chin/Skhirtladze (SBU) def. McCormick/Gonzalez (IUP); 8-5
The Bonnies will host a two-match homestand next weekend as they welcome IPFW on Friday March 27 and then Quinnipiac on Sunday March 29.