ST. BONAVENTURE, N.Y. – The St. Bonaventure University women's tennis team captured three singles wins and a doubles victory but ultimately fell to Mercyhurst in a close match, 4-3, on Wednesday at the St. Bonaventure Fitness Center.
The Bonnies dropped No. 2 and 3 doubles, but saw Mara Martinez-Santori and Gabriella Bowe play out the No. 1 doubles match and earn a victory. The pair battled with their opponents, forcing the match to a tiebreaker and eventually coming out on top, 7-6.
The win marks the duo's sixth of the spring.
Bowe continued her success into singles action as she fought to a three-set win in the No. 2 spot.
In No. 4 singles, Dominique Mortier got the best of a close first set, 7-5, and got it done in the second set to earn a straight-set win for her fifth win of the spring.
Lauren Doversola rounded out the scoring for the Bonnies with a three-set win in No. 6 singles. After dropping the first set, she stormed out to convincing scores of 6-3, 10-1 in the final two sets to secure the win.
Clara Herberts nearly gave the Bonnies their fourth point of the afternoon as she battled in three sets, taking set two of No. 5 singles, 5-7.
The Brown and White will be in action next as they head to Niagara to take on the Little Three rival Purple Eagles on Sunday.
No. 1) Mara Martinez-Santori/Gabriella Bowe (SBU) def. Adrianna Jeffress/Kayla Frost (MER): 7-6
No. 2) Annie Baich/Saioa Gomez de Segura (MER) def. Kahlei Reisinger/Clara Herberts (SBU): 7-5
No. 3) Adina Spahalic/Alexia Nay (MER) def. Francesca Chin/Nicole Kozinski (SBU): 6-0
No. 1) Saioa Gomez de Segura (MER) def. Mara Martinez-Santori (SBU): 6-1, 6-2
No. 2) Gabriella Bowe (SBU) def. Carmen Mantecon Duro (MER): 6-2, 6-7, 6-4
No. 3) Kayla Frost (MER) def. Clara Herberts (SBU): 7-6, 5-7, 6-4
No. 4) Dominique Mortier (SBU) def. Alexia Nay (MER): 7-5, 6-4
No. 5) Adrianna Jeffress (MER) def. Kahlei Reisinger (SBU): 6-4, 6-0
No. 6) Lauren Doversola (SBU) def. Adina Spahalic (MER): 2-6, 6-3, 10-1