ORLANDO, Fla.- Continuing to recover from injuries, the women's tennis team lost 5-2 in a hard fought battle against Boston University on Monday.
"We are getting healthier and were able to give a solid BU team a good match," said head coach Mark Wesselink. "I like our potential but the performances have been inconsistent."
Melissa Kandinata and Katya Salas started off the day for the Spiders, winning the doubles point 8-6 over the competitive duo of Leonie-Charlotte Athansiadis and Jessie Linero at the number one position.
Elizabeth Sims and Alex Smyth paired up for the first time this season at the number three spot but fell 8-6 in a tight doubles duel.
Sims gained a point for the Spiders at the number four position after defeating Leonie-Charlotte Athanasiadis 6-3, 6-4.
Freshman Emily Gitman snapped her four match losing streak with a handy 6-3, 6-3 victory over Jessie Linero at the number five position.
"The team is gaining valuable experience," said Wesselink. "It is time to step up and show some results."
The squad fell to 3-9 in spring competition.
The Spiders will take to the court to face South Alabama in Tampa on Friday.
RICHMOND 2 BOSTON UNIVERSITY 5
1. Kandinata/Salas def. Linero/ Athanasiadis 8-6
2. Lieb/ Laszloffy def. Abadias/Gitman 8-2
3. Davis/ McCallum def. Sims/ Smyth 8-6
1. Lauren Davis( BU) def. Melissa Kandinata 6-2, 6-2
2. Vivien Laszloffy (BU) def. Anna Abadias 6-2, 6-2
3. Sami Lieb (BU) def. Katya Salas (UR) 6-2, 7-6
4. Elizabeth Sims (UR) def. Leonie- Charlotte Athanasiadis 6-3, 6-4
5. Emily Gitman (UR) def. Jessie Linero 6-3, 6-3
6. Kim McCallum (BU) def. Alex Smyth (UR) 6-3, 6-2