OLEAN, N.Y. – The St. Bonaventure University women's tennis team swept the doubles point and scored wins in four out of six singles matches to defeat Mercyhurst, 5-2, Wednesday afternoon at the St. Bonaventure Fitness Center.
The Bonnies started out the afternoon by sweeping all three doubles matches away from Mercyhurst. The freshmen pair of Penelope Abreu and Andrea Roque started the winning with a 6-4 victory over Kayla Frost and Sangeeta Roopan at the No. 1 flight. At No. 2, Emily Stanley and Kahlei Reisinger picked up a win against Athina Tsagkaraki and Ivona Plecevic, 6- . Securing the sweep of doubles for the Brown and White was Paula Velilla and Buse Gunay, who triumphed over Naomi Jahr and Hannah Wenzel, 6-2.
Abreu kept the winning ways going, besting Frost in straight sets at No. 1 singles, 6-3, 6-4.
The Bonnies needed wins in two of the final three singles matches to come away with the win and the Brown and White did just that by taking all three of the matches.
Gunay battled to a three-set victory at the No. 4 flight, defeating Tsagkaraki 7-6, 5-7, 6-3. Stanley followed her up by taking her match at No. 5 in straight sets against Jahr, 6-3, 6-0. Closing out the final point of the afternoon was Velilla, seizing her match against Wenzel in convincing fashion, 6-1, 6-2.
The Bonnies are back in action Saturday afternoon also at the SBU Fitness Center whey they host Detroit Mercy. Play is scheduled to begin at 2:00 p.m.
St. Bonaventure 5, Mercyhurst 2
1. Penelope Abreu (SBUW) def. Kayla Frost (MERCY) 6-3, 6-4
2. Sangeeta Roopan (MERCY) def. Kahlei Reisinger (SBUW) 7-5, 6-1
3. Ivona Plecevic (MERCY) def. Andrea Roque (SBUW) 6-4 6-4
4. Buse Gunay (SBUW) def. Athina Tsagkarki (MERCY) 7-6, 5-7, 6-3
5. Emily Stanley (SBUW) def. Naomi Jahr (MERCY) 6-3, 6-0
6. Paula Velilla (SBUW) def. Hannah Wenzel (MERCY) 6-1, 6-2
1. Penelope Abreu/Andrea Roque (SBUW) def. Kayla Frost/Sangeeta Roopan (MERCY) 6-4
2. Emily Stanley/Kahlei Reisinger (SBUW) def. Athina Tsagkaraki/Ivona Plecevic (MERCY) 6-4
3. Paula Velilla/Buse Gunay (SBUW) def. Naomi Jahr/Hannah Wenzel (MERCY) 6-2
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