By Joyce Novacek
The women’s tennis team earned its first win of the spring season this past weekend, defeating the St. Francis Red Flash 6-1. Lauren Lucido ’11 led the Bison, winning first singles and her doubles match with teammate Courtney Casey ’12.
After Lucido and Casey won 8-3 in first doubles, Lucido easily defeated Tina Miller in first singles (6-1, 6-2). With this singles win, Lucido has a career record of 74-33 and has moved into fourth place on the all-time career wins list.
The Orange and Blue also won second doubles, with Dara Dwojewski ’11 and Elena Vidrascu ’14 defeating the St. Francis pair with a score of 8-1.
In addition to her doubles’ success with Lucido, Casey swept her own opponent in fifth singles, defeating Julie Meier of St. Francis 6-0, 6-0. Vidrascu also found success in singles, defeating the Red Flash’s Laura Husband with scores of 6-1 and 6-1. Dumitrita Iepuras ’12 only allowed one game in her singles match, winning second singles against Devyn Sarver, 6-1, 6-0.
“I am proud of our team for performing the way we needed to against St. Francis. I am hoping that this win will improve our confidence going into our matches this coming weekend,” Casey said.
The team will try to keep the momentum going on March 5, when it travels to Olean, N.Y. to take on the St. Bonaventure Bonnies.