Women's tennis rebounds week after ECC win streak halted

Freshman Kaitlyn Byrnes reacts after her sixth-singles win completed Friday's victory at STAC.
Freshman Kaitlyn Byrnes reacts after her sixth-singles win completed Friday's victory at STAC.

ORANGETOWN, N.Y. — The NYIT women's tennis team rebounded quite nicely.

After having its 31-match East Coast Conference winning streak halted a week ago, NYIT topped host St. Thomas Aquinas, 6-3, on Friday afternoon.

The Bears improved to 2-1 overall and 1-1 in league play.

Alessia Rossetti, Lena Dimmer and Ivana Andric all won in straight sets to remain unbeaten in singles play on the season.

Andric's 6-3, 6-4 win at third singles over STAC's Cassandra Rohr clinched the victory. Freshman Kaitlyn Byrnes then closed out the match with a 6-3, 6-0 win at sixth singles over Carolyn Kopf.

Byrnes improved to 2-1 in singles play during her first season with the program. Her heartbreaking three-set loss a week ago in the decisive match was the final knell in District of Columbia snapping the Bears' five-year unbeaten streak in conference play.