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.

Karl is a senior sport management major and communication minor entering his second year on The Rocket staff. He will serve as the sports editor after previously serving as the assistant sports editor. During his time with The Rocket, he has covered a majority of sports on campus, and he hopes to cover them all by the time his time with the paper is over. After graduation, he hopes to work in the sports writing field.

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