The Binghamton women’s tennis team suffered its sixth-straight defeat on Friday, falling to Cornell 7-0 at the Reis Tennis Center.
Despite the sweep, the Bearcats (3-10) held their own against the Big Red (8-0) in doubles.
The Bearcats’ No. 3 tandem of freshman Agatha Ambrozy and sophomore Katherine Medianik and the No. 1 pairing of sophomore Missy Edelblum and freshman Sara Kohtz lost their respective matches 8-6.
The No. 2 team of freshman Alexis Tashiro and freshman Shea Brodsky lost 8-2 to the Big Red tandem of senior Christine Ordway and junior Ryann Young.
In singles play, Cornell freshman Laila Judeh defeated Ambrozy, 7-5, 6-4, in a close two-set contest.
Despite the final outcome, BU head coach Libby McGovern said she was proud of her team’s efforts.
“The team played extremely well in doubles, the best I have ever seen us play,” she said. “We just needed a couple of points to go our way at No. 1 and No. 3 doubles and we could have won the doubles point. We competed at a very high level in singles. We are in every game, we just need more experience in how to close games out and take advantage of our opportunities.”
The Bearcats are set for a three-match road trip to Virginia, where they will face Richmond, James Madison and Virginia Commonwealth in a four-day span. The match against the Spiders (3-10) is scheduled for 10 a.m. on Sunday.
McGovern said this year’s Bearcats have played the toughest non-conference schedule in program history.
“We are learning and improving in every match that we play,” she said. “This may not show in the win-loss column, but hopefully it will pay off as we get into conference play and into the conference tournament.”