BRIDGEWATER, Mass. – In its first of three matches of a three day span, the Suffolk women's tennis team was setback by Bridgewater State, 6-3, Thursday afternoon at Rosen Memorial Tennis Courts.
SCORE: Suffolk 3, Bridgewater State 6
RECORDS: Suffolk (1-3) | Bridgewater State (1-2)
HOW IT HAPPENED
Suffolk's second spot team of senior Elena Cisnors Garcia and freshman Kendall Smith put the Rams on the board to open the match with an 8-4 victory over Bears' duo Angelique Gray and Madison Butkus. Bridgewater scooped up wins on the first and third court, however, to gain a 2-1 lead in the match heading into singles play.
The Bears stretched their lead to 3-1 with a win at No. 6 before Meagan French trimmed the margin in half behind a 6-3, 7-5 decision over Emily McGrath in the fifth position.
Bridgewater went on to take courts four, two and three to seal the victory.
With the match already clinched for the Bears, Delaney Dunlap bested Emma Mills, 6-4, 6-3, on court one for the final 6-3 margin.
1 – Delany Dunlap (Suffolk) defeated Emma Mills (Bridgewater State), 6-4, 6-3
2 – Olivia Sweeney (Bridgewater State) defeated Ilda Ascic (Suffolk), 2-6, 6-3, 6-3
3 – Rachel Taratino (Bridgewater State) defeated Elena Cisneros Garcia (Suffolk), 6-1, 1-6, 6-0
4 – Angelique Gray (Bridgewater State) defeated Kendall Smith (Suffolk), 6-4, 6-3
5 – Meagan French (Suffolk) defeated Emily McGrath (Bridgewater State), 6-3, 7-5
6 – Vanessa Rosa (Bridgewater State) defeated Jordan Miller (Suffolk), 6-0, 6-1
1 – Emma Mills/Rachel Tarantino (Bridgewater State) defeated Delaney Dunlap/Ilda Ascic (Suffolk), 9-7
2 – Elena Cisneros Garcia/Kendall Smith (Suffolk) defeated Angelique Gary/Madison Butkus (Bridgewater State), 8-4
3 – Olivia Sweeney/Vaness Rosa (Bridgewater State) defeated Meagan French/Jordan Miller (Suffolk), 8-4
ORDER OF FINISH: Singles (6, 5, 4, 2, 3, 1) | Doubles (2, 3, 1)
Suffolk is back in action tomorrow, Friday, Sept. 14 when it lifts the lid on its GNAC schedule against Albertus Magnus. The conference clash is set to begin at 4 p.m. at North Reading High School.