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Women’s Tennis Comeback Bid Falls Short in 5-4 Loss to Roanoke

Women’s Tennis Comeback Bid Falls Short in 5-4 Loss to Roanoke

BRIDGEWATER, Va. – Bridgewater trailed 2-1 after the conclusion of doubles play to the visiting Roanoke Maroons. In singles action, BC took each match at four through six singles but couldn’t garner another victory as the Eagles came up short in a 5-4 loss to the Maroons in ODAC women’s tennis play.

Bridgewater dropped matches at number one and two doubles before the tandem of Ally McConaughy and Emily Schweitzer turned in an 8-2 win at number three to bring the contest to a 2-1 tally as the match changed over to singles play.

The win for McConaughy and Schweitzer was the 11th of the dual match season and sixth in conference action and moves the tandem into 13th in the career women’s doubles wins list at Bridgewater. Their .857 winning percentage (12-2) is the second-best of any doubles tandem in single-season school history.

In singles action, senior Megan Mathias dropped a 6-3, 6-4 decision to Laura Dodson at number one.

Freshman Olivia Stone fell by a 6-0, 6-0 tally at number two, before Alissa Michael fell in a three set showdown by a 4-6, 6-2, 6-0 score at number three.

Junior Morgan McGhee got the Eagles their first singles win of the day with a tight 7-5, 6-3 win at number four.

McConaughy followed up McGhee’s win with a 2-6, 7-5, 6-2 victory at number five.

Freshman Amanda Gorby also posted a three-set victory for the Eagles by a 6-0, 1-6, 6-2 tally, but it was too little, too late as the Eagles fell to visiting Roanoke by a 5-4 score.

The win for Gorby gives her a team-high eight singles wins in 2010.

Bridgewater is back in action on Saturday when Hollins and St. Mary’s (Md.) come to town.