ST. BONAVENTURE, N.Y. - The St. Bonaventure women's tennis team defeated the Mercyhurst Lakers by a score of 5-2 Saturday afternoon at the St. Bonavenutre Tennis Center. The Lakers entered the day ranked third in the Division II Atlantic Region and 44th in the nation.
In doubles action, St. Bonaventure took two of the three matches. Mara Martinez Santori and Gabrielle Bowe defeated the team of Kayla Frost and Adrianna Jeffress by a score of 6-3.
St. Bonaventure continued their fast start in the number two doubles match. Mariam Skhirtladze teamed up with Lauren Doversola to defeat Annie Baich and Saioa Gomez de Segura in a very closely played match, 7-6 (3).
In the singles action, the Bonnies went on to win four of the six matches. Mara Martinez-Santori fell behind early dropping the first set, but rebounded to defeat Saioa Gomez de Segura 2-6, 6-4, 6-2.
Gabriella Bowe was victorious in her match with Adrianna Jeffress prevailing in three sets 6-3, 3-6, 6-3.
The final two victories came courtesy of Mariam Skhirtladze who won her match 6-4, 6-1 and Lauren Doversola who cruised through her match 6-1, 6-3.
The Bonnies will be back in action Sunday afternoon when they visit the Colgate Raiders. The match is set to begin at noon.
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