OLEAN, N.Y. – Freshman Emily Stanley won in a three-set thriller to push the St. Bonaventure University women's tennis team to a 4-3 victory over Saint Francis (Pa.) Friday afternoon at the SBU Fitness Center.
Stanley, a Victor, N.Y. native, battled back from a set down to secure the match and the team win for the Bonnies at No. 5 singles. After dropping the first set in a tiebreaker to Romina Cupita, 6-7, she won the next two sets, 6-0, 6-3, to win the match and capture victory for St. Bonaventure.
In doubles action, Abreu and Andrea Roque triumphed over Lucia Seigford and Raksha Bode, 7-6. Velilla and partner Buse Gunay won by default at the No. 3 double flight, bringing home the doubles point.
The Bonnies are back in action Saturday, March 23 at home against Colgate. That match is scheduled to begin at 2:00 p.m.
St. Bonaventure 4, Saint Francis (Pa.) 3
1. Penelope Abreu (SBUW) def. Laura Gutierrez (SFU) 6-0, 2-6, 6-3
2. Lucia Seigford (SFU) def. Kahlei Reisinger (SBUW) 6-2, 2-6, 7-5
3. Raksha Bode (SFU) def. Andrea Roque (SBUW) 6-7, 6-3, 6-2
4. Stephanie Miller (SFU) def. Buse Gunay (SBUW) 6-1, 6-2
5. Emily Stanley (SBUW) def. Romina Cutipa (SFU) 6-7, 6-0, 6-3
6. Paula Velillia (SBUW) won by default
1. Penelope Abreu/Andrea Roque (SBUW) def. Lucia Seigford/Raksha Bode (SFU) 7-6
2. Stephanie Miller/Laura Gutierrez (SFU) def Emily Stanley/Kahlei Reisinger (SBUW) 6-2
3. Paula Velilla/Buse Gunay (SBUW) won by default
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