BOCA RATON, Fla. (March 17, 2015) - The No. 13 NYIT women's tennis faced a hard-fought 6-3 loss to fifth-ranked Lynn University Tuesday afternoon at the Perper Tennis Complex in Boca Raton, Fla. The defeat ends the Bears perfect season as NYIT is now 15-1 on the season. The Fighting Knights improved to 11-2 overall.
Lynn claimed a 2-1 advantage after doubles play with wins at the No. 1 and No. 2 spots. NYIT prevented the sweep with an 8-6 triumph by Gabriela Siembab (Chrzanow, Poland) and Justyna Krol (Chrzanow, Poland) over Martina Gledacheva and Carolina Cuevas.
The Fighting Knights then brought Lynn to match point with wins at the No. 2 and No. 1 singles spots to lead 4-1. Sara Burinato (Barcelona, Spain) interrupted the run with a 6-3, 6-3 win over Cuevas at third singles before Alina Jane clinched the match for Lynn with a 6-3, 6-4 decision over Siembab at fifth singles. Krol earned NYIT's final point with a 6-3, 6-2 triumph at sixth singles.
The Bears return to action on Wednesday, March 18 on the road at Rollins College.
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