OLEAN, N.Y. – The St. Bonaventure University women's tennis team swept doubles and won four out of six singles matches on its way to a 5-2 victory over Niagara Sunday at the SBU Fitness Center.
The Bonnies made quick work of the Purple Eagles in doubles action, taking all three matches and the doubles point.
The pair of Penelope Abreu and Andrea Roque started Bona's winning ways, taking their match over Chhinda Soma and Megan Gamble, 6-2, at the No. 1 flight. Kahlei Reisinger and Emily Stanley were the next to win for the Brown and White, winning 6-3 at No. 2 doubles. Completing the sweep at the No. 3 spot was Buse Gunay and Paula Velilla, who also won 6-3.
Abreu carried her strong play into singles action, taking down Som in straight sets at No. 1, 6-1, 6-1. Roque was victorious at the No. 2 flight, defeating Andreea Peteu in three sets, 3-6, 6-2, 6-1.
Stanley and Velilla were able to take their matches at No. 5 and No. 6 to secure the victory for the Bonnies. Stanley bested Ali Hutchinson in a three-set thriller, 5-7, 6-2, 6-4, while Velilla handled Gamble in straight sets, 6-4, 7-6.
With the win, the Bonnies have won five of their past six matches.
The Bonnies are back in action on the road at La Salle Saturday, April 6 for an Atlantic 10 matchup. Play is scheduled to begin at 9:45 a.m.
St. Bonaventure 5, Niagara 2
1. Penelope Abreu (SBUW) def. Som, Chhinda (NIAW) 6-1, 6-1
2. Andrea Roque (SBUW) def. Peteu, Andreea (NIAW) 3-6, 6-2, 6-1
3. Donchu, Olga (NIAW) def. Kahlei Reisinger (SBUW) 6-4, 6-3
4. Wong, Shannon (NIAW) def. Buse Gunay (SBUW) 2-6, 6-4, 7-5
5. Emily Stanley (SBUW) def. Hutchinson, Ali (NIAW) 5-7, 6-2, 6-4
6. Paula Velilla (SBUW) def. Gamble, Megan (NIAW) 6-4, 7-6
1. Penelope Abreu/Andrea Roque (SBUW) def. Som, Chhinda/Gamble, Megan (NIAW) 6-2
2. Kahlei Reisinger/Emily Stanley (SBUW) def. Peteu, Andreea/Hutchinson, Ali (NIAW) 6-3
3. Buse Gunay/Paula Velilla (SBUW) def. Donchu, Olga/Wong, Shannon (NIAW) 6-3
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