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Strong Freshman Play Not Enough As Women's Tennis Drops 4-3 Decision To Detroit

Strong Freshman Play Not Enough As Women's Tennis Drops 4-3 Decision To Detroit

OLEAN, N.Y. – Freshmen Penelope Abreu and Andrea Roque teamed up for a doubles win and they each won their singles matches, but the St. Bonaventure University women's tennis team fell to Detroit Mercy, 4-3, Saturday afternoon at the SBU Fitness Center.

Abreu and Roque got the afternoon started at No. 1 doubles, coming from behind to defeat Jasmine Apawti and Chelsea Apawti, 6-4. Detroit Mercy, however, grabbed the doubles point from the Bonnies after winning at No. 2 and 3 doubles.

In singles play, Abreu battled to a three-set victory over Jasmine Apawti, 5-7, 6-4, 7-5.

Roque was the next Bona player to be victorious as she handled Chelsea Apawti in straight sets, 6-3, 6-2.

Also winning for the Bonnies was Paula Velilla at No. 6 singles. She defeated Sara Mitrakovic in straight sets, 7-6, 6-2.

Detroit (2-2) would take wins at No. 2, 4 and 5 singles, however, to capture the narrow victory.

The Bonnies are back in action Friday, Feb. 22 on the road in West Point, N.Y. where they take on Stony Brook. Play is scheduled to begin at 6:00 p.m.

RESULTS
Detroit Mercy 4, St. Bonaventure 3
Singles
1. Penelope Abreu (SBUW) def. Jasmine Apawti (DET) 5-7, 6-4, 7-5
2. Iris Thioux (DET) def. Kahlei Reisinger (SBUW) 3-6, 6-4, 6-2
3. Andrea Roque (SBUW) def. Chelsea Apawti (DET) 6-3, 6-2
4. Ksenia Providokhina (DET) def. Buse Gunay (SBUW) 6-0. 6-1
5. Sophie Torcello (DET) def. Emily Stanley (SBUW) 7-6, 6-2
6. Paula Velilla (SBUW) def. Sara Mitrakovic (DET) 7-6, 6-2

Doubles
1. Penelope Abreu/Andrea Roque (SBUW) def. Jasmine Apawti/Chelsea Apawti (DET) 6-4
2. Iris Thioux/Sophie Torcello (DET) def. Kahlei Reisinger/Emily Stanley (SBUW) 7-6
3. Ksenia Providokhina/Sara Mitrakovic (DET) def. Paula Velilla/Buse Gunay (SBUW) 6-2

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