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Tennis outshoots the competition

By Sean Williams - Sports Editor

Hofstra women’s tennis dominated at home this weekend, winning the A Singles bracket, the B Singles bracket and the doubles championship.

The Hofstra Invitational turned out to be quite the homecoming for the Pride, who could not be stopped against local opponents like Colgate University, Manhattan College and Saint Peter’s University.

In the A Singles bracket, Louise Lopez, Sarah Bowen and Carmen Pestano constituted three of the four semi-finalists in the tournament. Lopez beat Colgate’s Katie Grant 6-2, 6-0 and Pestano topped Bowen 6-4, 6-4. Lopez and Pestano will play in the final at noon on Monday.

The B Singles bracket was similarly impressive, with senior Bianca Derrick and sophomore Giulia Leone meeting in the final, which was also on Monday.

The Pride’s performance in the doubles championship may have been the most impressive feat of the weekend, with Bowen and Pestano encountering Lopez and Derrick in the final in an all-Hofstra contest. Bowen and Pestano would claim the victory 8-5 against their teammates.

The Hofstra women have the next week off before playing Rider University in Lawrenceville, N.J. on Sunday, Sept. 28. The Pride men will host their own Hofstra Invitational this upcoming weekend.

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