Dumitrita Iepuras ’12 earned the women’s tennis team’s only win on Saturday against Pittsburgh, defeating her singles opponent 1-6, 7-5 (10-7), as the Bison fell to the Panthers 6-1 in their season opener.
“Despite the final scores, I believe that the match against Pittsburgh was very competitive,” Iepuras said. “Even though we lost, this first match of the season was a good experience that made us stronger and more ready for our biggest competitors.”
Iepuras’s win brings her closer to moving up on the team’s all-time victories list, needing only six more wins to put her in eighth place. Courtney Casey ’12 needs only three more wins to move into the top 25 on the all-time victories list. Casey fell to her singles opponent. On the doubles court, Casey and Elena Vidrascu ’14 played a close match against their opponents, but ultimately fell 8-4.
“We knew Pittsburgh was going to be a tough team to play, but it didn’t stop any one of us from giving our best and fighting through till the end,” Vidrascu said. “No one gave up, even when being down score-wise, and I think that is going to be one of our biggest strengths for the season.”
Alyssa McAndrew ’15 and Jen Bush ’15 battled it out in doubles, but fell 8-4 in the end. Lydia Colvin ’15 vied for a second win for the team on the singles court, but could not overcome her Pittsburgh opponent (6-2, 6-4).
The Bison will be back on the court at Saint Francis (Pa.) on Sunday.