Rock tennis suffers loss to D-I St. Bonaventure

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Despite a few promising results, the Slippery Rock tennis team fell to St. Bonaventure 5-2 in Olean, New York Sunday afternoon.

Senior Viola Lugmayr and sophomore Lois Page picked up a victory in the first flight doubles match, a 6-4 win over St. Bonaventure’s Andrea Roque and Penelope Abreu.

The second and third flight doubles matches went St. Bonaventure’s way, with senior Lacey Cohen and junior Olivia Warner falling 6-3, and juniors Lauren Fadden and Amy Varckette falling 6-2.

With the 2-1 edge in doubles play, St. Bonaventure picked up the lone doubles point.

Abreu dispatched Cohen in the top flight of singles play, a 6-1, 6-1 loss while Lugmayr fell to St. Bonaventure’s Amelia Haley 6-3, 5-7, 3-6 in the second seed.

Page was able to pick up Slippery Rock’s first points of the day, a 6-2, 4-6, 6-2 victory over Roque in the third flight.

Freshman Pia Bruckmayer continued her stellar rookie campaign with a 6-2, 6-7, 6-2 victory in the fourth flight to improve to 14-2 on the season in singles play.

St. Bonaventure led 3-2 after doubles play and the first four singles matches before Warner and Fadden fell in straight sets in the fifth and sixth seeds, respectively.

With the 5-2 victory, St. Bonaventure improved to 10-0 all-time against Slippery Rock.

Like most spring sports, Slippery Rock tennis will travel to Hilton Head Island, South Carolina for a spring break series of matches against a variety of Division I, II and III teams.

Rhodes College is first on the schedule, slated to begin at 12 p.m. on Sunday.

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