Women’s tennis takes another tough loss

The Eagles missed out by only one point in their fourth loss in a row.

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Zachary Devane, Deputy Sports Editor

Women’s tennis matched up against California State University, Los Angeles on Tuesday, Feb. 18 at the Biola Tennis Center. The Eagles fought hard, going to three sets in five of the six singles matches, despite losing 4-3. One point was awarded to CSULA due to freshman Brooke Fager being disqualified.

NEVER GIVE UP

The Eagles started the day out slow, losing the crucial doubles point. After senior Allison Torres lost her match in straight sets, the score was 0-2. Sophomore Ines Diaz earned BU’s first point, coming back from being down 1-0 to win her match in the third set. Junior Madison Swaney then tied the score at 2-2 after winning her match. Senior Lauren Lee then lost her match, putting BU down 3-2. 

“We fought so hard. I think we had really good matches in five, six, seven and four,” Diaz said. “I think we all played good, wherever [in] the lineup. Doubles weren’t our best today, but it just depends on the day. It’s really hard to win doubles.”

LATE DRAMA

With the game hanging in the balance, the two stars of women’s tennis, freshman Colbyshae Emery and Fager, were still playing.

Fager lost her first set, 7-6, then battled back to win the second, 7-5. After going down 3-1 in the final set, she accidentally hit the opposing CSULA player with the ball after play had stopped. The referee disqualified her and awarded the point to the Golden Eagles, giving them the 4-2 lead.

“It’s a big learning experience for us and our team,” said head coach Dave Goodman. “Other than that, I think we played extremely well. This is not a team that we’ve competed well with at all in the past, and to play that well, come so close, it’s a good sign for our team.”

Despite the game being decided, Emery played out her match and won in the third set, 6-2. The final score of the match was 4-3.

The Eagles (2-5) will travel to Redlands to face the University of Redlands on Friday, Feb. 21 at 1 p.m.