UAlbany Tennis Drops Away Conference Match to Boston U.
Photo: Cheryl Kukkonen (above) had a strong performance in singles play against Boston U. on Thursday.
BOSTON, Mass. – The University at Albany tennis team continued a five-game roadstand against Boston University on Thursday, March 28. They were defeated 7-0. The Great Danes will have a quick turnaround and gear up for a match at Bryant University on Friday, March 29.
In doubles play, the duo of junior Rocio Lopez and sophomore Kirsten Scott were defeated by junior Leonie-Charlotte Athanasiadis and senior Jessi Linero, 8-1. It was the two’s first loss in their last six matches.
The Great Danes remained competitive in singles play. The match was clinched at the No. 4 spot when Linero defeated Cheryl Kukkonen in two sets. After dropping the first set 6-1, the sophomore rebounded to nearly take the second. She was defeated 7-6. Elsewhere, senior Sarah Iannone picked up a total of six games on her Terrier opponent, junior Kendal Drake. Lopez dropped to 10-3 on the season with a loss to freshman Lauren Davis, 6-1, 6-1.
With the loss, UAlbany drops to 5-9 (1-1 AE) on the season. Boston U. improved to 7-5 (1-0 AE). The Great Danes have been strong at home, posting a 5-2 record. They are still looking for their first away win.
UAlbany’s match against Bryant is slated for 3:00 p.m. They will finish their longest roadstand of the season against UMass on Wednesday, April 3.
BU 7, Albany 0
1. Athanasiadis/Linero def. Lopez/Scott 8-1 *
2. Laszloffy/Lieb def. Hermans/Iannone 8-2
3. Davis/McCallum def Crummey/Kukkonen 8-1
Order of finish (3,1,2)
*Clinched doubles point
1. Davis def. Lopez 6-1 6-1
2. Lieb def. Scott 6-3 6-1
3. Athanasiadis def. Crummey 6-0 6-0
4. Linero def. Kukkonen 6-1 7-6 $
5. McCallum def. Hermans 6-0 6-0
6. Drake def. Iannone 6-2 6-4
Order of finish (3,1,4,2,5,6)
$ Clinched match