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Women's Tennis Falls To Saint Louis, 4-1, In First Round Of A-10 Championships

Buse Gunay returns a backhand Wednesday against Saint Louis. (Photo Credit: Michelle Stojkov/Atlantic 10 Conference)
Buse Gunay returns a backhand Wednesday against Saint Louis. (Photo Credit: Michelle Stojkov/Atlantic 10 Conference)

ORLANDO, Fla. – The St. Bonaventure University women's tennis team fell to Saint Louis, 4-1, in the first round of the Atlantic 10 Tournament at the USTA National Campus Wednesday afternoon.

Buse Gunay got the Bonnies on the board with a straight set victory, 6-0, 6-1, over Nawal Cheema at No. 6 singles.

Andrea Roque and Sofia Franco battled until the end, falling 6-4 to the team of Elizabeth Mintusova and Mariona Perez as Saint Louis clinched the doubles point. The Billikens scored a 6-2 victory at No. 2 doubles help secure the first point of the match.

The Bonnies were able to earn a victory at No. 3 doubles, however, as Anastasia Gubanova and Amelia Haley took down Cheema and Anna Derecka, 6-3.

The Brown and White end their season with an overall record of 5-8.

RESULTS
Saint Louis 4, St. Bonaventure 1
Singles
1. Elizabeth Mintusova (SLU) def. Sofia Franco (SBU) 4-6, 6-2, 6-1
2. Mariona Perez (SLU) def. Anastasia Gubanova (SBU) 6-1, 6-1
3. Amelia Haley (SBU) vs. Jessica Stefan (SLU) 6-4, 2-6, 2-4 unfinished
4. Mya Spencer (SLU) def. Andrea Roque (SBU) 6-3, 6-3
5. Emily Stanley (SBU) vs. Anna Derecka (SLU) 7-5, 6-6 unfinished
6. Buse Gunay (SBU) def. Nawal Cheema (SLU) 6-0, 6-1

Doubles
1. Elizabeth Mintusova/Mariona Perez (SLU) def. Sofia Franco/Andrea Roque (SBU) 6-4
2. Jessica Stefan/Mya Spencer (SLU) def. Paula Velilla/Emily Stanley (SBU) 6-2
3. Anastasia Gubanova/Amelia Haley (SBU) def. Nawal Cheema/Anna Derecka (SLU) 6-3

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