The Emerson Lions' Women's Tennis Team took on the Worcester State Lancers at St. John's Prep on Friday afternoon. The Lions fell in a hard fought match 6-3 overall. Emerson dropped to 2-1 on the season while Worcester State improves to 7-4 overall.
Worcester State opened the match by taking all three doubles matches. Eliana Flores-Barber (Long Beach, Calif.) and Annie Woodbury (Salinas, Calif.) fell to Charlotte Mullane and Emma Collings 8-5. Thea Nagle (Mechanicsburg, Penn.) and Sophie Oglensky (West Long Branch, N.J.) fell to Lauren Taylor and Emily Costa by the same scoreline. Cassia Burns (Tewksbury, Mass.) and Angelica Ao (Chongqing, China) dropped their match 8-3 to Monika Mularski and Rebekah Riley.
Falling behind 3-0 after the doubles matches, FLores-Barber and Annie Woodbury won their singles matches. Flores-Barber won due to retirement of Lauren Taylor. Woodbury defeated Mularski 6-4,6-1 in the second doubles pairing. Oglensky won the fifth pairing against Veronica Konicki 6-3 in both sets. Nagle, Burns, and Ao all dropped their matches. Nagle fell 6-2, 7-5 while Ao fell 6-0, 6-2. Burns forced a third set in a hard fought match, falling 6-0 and 7-5 in the final two frames after winning the first set 7-5.
The Lions get right back in action on Saturday when they play two matches, one against Nichols and one against Curry, with both matches hosted by Curry. These two matches will close out the fall season for the Lions.