BOSTON, Mass.—UMass Boston women's tennis recorded two comeback, three-set wins in singles play, in a 7-2 loss to conference foe Bridgewater State Unviersity Tuesday afternoon.
Bridgewater State 7, UMass Boston 2
(UMass Boston 0-2, Little East 0-2)
(Bridgewater State 2-3, Little East 1-1)
HOW IT HAPPENED
Gauthier took the first set at first singles 6-2, but then fell 7-5 (7-6) in a second-set tiebreaker against Bridgewater State's Emma Mills. Mills grabbed a 5-2 lead to open the third-set super tiebreaker, but Gauthier bounced back and held on for a 6-2, 6-7 (5-7), 10-7 overall victory.
Mir put together an impressive comeback of her own. After falling 6-3 in the first set to Emily McGrath at sixth singles, Mir took the second set in a tiebreaker 7-5 (7-6) to force a super tiebreaker. She easily took the tiebreaker 10-5 to close out the match just as the sun was setting.
Bridgewater State earned the overall match victory thanks to strong doubles play. The Bears earned an 8-2 win at third doubles, before posting identical 8-4 scores at first and second doubles.
BY THE NUMBERS
- Junior Fatema Abdoo (Springfield, Mass.) made her collegiate debut in the match. She teamed up with Mir at second doubles and played in the fifth-singles spot.
- Gauthier and Mir both improved to 2-0 on the season in singles play.
- Bridgewater State improved to 14-0 all-time against the Beacons with the win.
- The two sides met in last year's LEC Quarterfinal Round.
UMass Boston will play their first road match of the 2018 season, when they travel to Plymouth State University on Saturday at 1 p.m.