Villanova Drops Season Opener to Richmond
Jan. 31, 2014
Richmond, Va. In its season debut, the Villanova (0-1) women's tennis team falls to Richmond, 5-2, Friday afternoon at the Country Club of Virginia.
After splitting the first two sets, Mikelle Mancini earned the first victory of her senior season in a back-and-forth battle at the No. 1 position. Despite a 6-1 defeat to Melissa Kandinata in the second set to even the score at 1-1, the team-captain turned the tides in the final set and took match point to win 6-4, 1-6, (10-8).
Despite a 6-7 (2) loss in the opening set tiebreaker, Kate Pettee rallied in the latter half of the match to knock off Brittany Boys at the No. 5 slot. The junior took down the Spiders' freshman in three sets, 6-7 (2), 6-4, 10-7, to earn their second point of the afternoon.
Villanova will continue its road stand tomorrow at 4 p.m. against Navy (3-1) in Annapolis, Md.
Below is a look at the complete results of Friday's dual match:
Richmond 5, Villanova 2 - Jan. 31, 2014 - Country Club of Virginia
Doubles (Richmond takes doubles point)