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Women's Tennis Drops Conference Match to Bucknell

April 14, 2014

Easton, Pa. – The Lafayette College women’s tennis team entertained Bucknell University Sunday in a Patriot League match at Sullivan Courts, but fell by a score of 6-1.

The Leopards’ only win of the afternoon came in fifth singles where Tori Almeida took the first set 6-0 before Bucknell’s Jorie Fox was forced to retire due to injury. Caroline Nixon dropped the first singles match to Elena Vidvascu 6-0, 6-1. Jordyn Spellberg was ousted in the second singles contest in straight sets by Maria Cioffi, while Michele Urbinati bested Rocine Moschella 6-2, 6-1 in third singles. After losing the first set 6-3, Catherine Senopoulos forced a third set with Stephanie Pino, but ultimately went down 3-6, 7-5, 10-2. At No. 6, Amanda Kusnierz was beaten by Alyssa McAndrew 6-4, 6-4.

Bucknell swept doubles action with Vidvascu and Cioffi overtaking Nixon and Senopoulos 8-2, Pino combining with Lydia Colvin  to top Moschella and Almeida 8-2. In the third match,  Christie Schneider and Elizabeth Morgan were victorious over Kusnierz and Lauren Tracy, 8-4.

The Leopards wrap up the regular season today, when conference rival Colgate visits Sullivan Courts. Match time is set for 4 p.m.

Bucknell 6, Lafayette 1

Elena Vidvascu (BU) def. Caroline Nixon (LC) 6-0, 6-1
Maria Cioffi (BU) def. Jordyn Spellberg (LC) 6-0, 6-0
Michele Urbinati (BU) def. Rocine Moschella (LC) 6-2, 6-1
Stephanie Pino (BU) def. Catherine Senopoulos (LC) 3-6, 7-5, 10-2
Tori Almeida (LC) def. Jorie Fox (BU) 6-0, retired
Alyssa McAndrew (BU) def. Amanda Kusnierz (LC) 6-4, 6-4

Elana Vidvascu/Maria Cioffi (BU) def. Caroline Nixon/Catherine Senopoulos (LC) 8-2
Lydia Colvin/Stephanie Pino (BU) def. Rocine Moschella/Tori Almeida (LC) 8-2
Christie Schneider/Elizabeth Morgan (BU) def. Amanda Kusnierz/Lauren Tracy (LC) 8-4