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Bonnies Women's Tennis Splits Pair of Weekend Matches

Bonnies Women's Tennis Splits Pair of Weekend Matches

OLEAN, N.Y. – The St. Bonaventure University women's tennis team split a pair of home matches this weekend at the SBU Tennis Center. The Bonnies defeated Slippery Rock, 4-3, on Saturday but fell to Mercyhurst, 6-1, Sunday afternoon.

Against Slippery Rock, the Brown and White won two out of the three doubles matches to earn one point. Gabriella Bowe and Kahlei Reisinger were victorious over the duo of Viola Lugmayr and Olivia Warner, 6-4, at No. 1 doubles. At No. 3 doubles Nicole Kozinski and Dominique Mortier won 6-2 over Amy Varckette and Lauren Fadden.

In singles play, Bowe, Mortier and Buse Gunay were all winners. Bowe defeated Lacey Cohen at No. 1 singles, 6-1, 6-1. Mortier was a winner in straight sets, 6-4, 6-2 over Warner and Gunay came back from a set down to win in three sets, 3-6, 7-6, 7-5.

On Sunday against the Lakers, Bowe and Reisinger were winners at No. 1 doubles, 6-2 over Adrianna Jeffress and Kayla Frost. At No. 3 doubles Kozinski and Mortier defeated Ivona Plecevic and Athina Tsagkaraki, 7-5.

Mercyhurst advanced to the Round of 16 in the NCAA Tournament last season.

The Bonnies return to action next weekend when they travel to West Point, N.Y. to face Army on Saturday, Feb. 17 and Atlantic 10 Conference foe UMass on Sunday, Feb. 18.

St. Bonaventure vs. Slippery Rock
Doubles
No. 1 – Gabriella Bowe/Kahlei Reisinger (SBU) def. Viola Lugmayr/Olivia Warner (SRU) 6-4
No. 2 – Lacey Cohen/Allie Welch (SRU) def. Francesca Chin/Buse Gunay (SBU) 6-4
No. 3 – Nicole Kozinski/Dominque Mortier (SBU) def. Amy Varckette/Lauren Fadden (SRU) 6-2
Singles
No. 1 – Bowe (SBU) def. Cohen (SRU) 6-1, 6-1
No. 2 – Lugmayr (SRU) def. Reisinger (SBU) 6-1, 7-6 (5)
No. 3 – Mortier (SBU) def. Warner (SRU) 6-4, 6-2
No. 4 – Gunay (SBU) def. Fadden (SRU) 3-6, 7-6, 7-5
No. 5 – Welch (SRU) def. Chin (SBU) 6-4, 6-1
No. 6 – Varckette (SRU) def. Eleanor Gerhard (SBU) 6-4, 2-6, 10-7

St. Bonaventure vs. Mercyhurst
Doubles
No. 1 – Bowe/Reisinger (SBU) def. Adrianna Jeffress/Kayla Frost (MERCY) 6-2
No. 2 – Saioa Gomez/Adina Spahalic (MERCY) def. Chin/Gunay (SBU) 7-5
No. 3 – Mortier/Kozinski (SBU) def. Ivona Plecevic/Thina Tsagkaraki (MERCY) 7-5
Singles
No. 1 – Gomez (MERCY) def. Bowe (SBU) 6-2, 6-3
No. 2 – Frost (MERCY) def. Reisinger (SBU) 6-4, 7-6(7)
No. 3 – Jeffress (MERCY) def. Mortier (SBU) 6-3, 6-3
No. 4 – Plecevic (MERCY) def. Gunay (SBU) 6-1, 2-6, 6-4
No. 5 – Spahalic (MERCY) def. Chin (SBU) 6-1, 6-3
No. 6 – Tsagkaraki (MERCY) def. Gerhard (SBU) 6-3, 6-1

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