Bridgewater State Defeats Women's Tennis 7-2

Bridgewater State Defeats Women's Tennis 7-2

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. 

THE BASICS

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 

Junior Katie Gauthier (West Boylston, Mass.) and senior Baila Mir (Somerset, Mass.) each earned three-set, super tiebreaker victories-to end Tuesday's match on a high note. 

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. 

In singles play, freshmen Chloe Gates (Plymouth, Mass.) and Meaghan Moriarty (Norton, Mass.) each extended their first set at third and fourth singles, before falling 7-5, 6-0. 

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. 

WHO'S NEXT 

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.