East Hartford, CT - Sarah Bowen and Louise Lopez each won their singles matches, and Bowen and Malissa Gilanchi won at doubles in Hofstra's 5-2 loss to Bryant Saturday at the East Hartford Racket Club.

Bryant improves to 6-2 with the win, while Hofstra drops to 1-2.

The Bulldogs took the doubles point by winning two of the three matches. Bowen and Gilanchi did have an 8-7 (7-5) win over Marcela Brandao and Steph Smyers at first doubles. Bowen also defeated Brandao in singles play, taking a 6-1, 6-3 decision at second singles. Lopez had the only other Hofstra win with a 6-1, 6-0 victory over Devlin Ammendola at fourth singles.

Hofstra returns to action next Saturday, March 9, at NJIT.

Bryant 5, Hofstra 2

Singles
1) Rose Bird (B) def. Sonia Tsay (H), 6-2, 6-3
2) Sarah Bowen (H) def. Marcela Brandao, 6-1, 6-3
3) Steph Smyers (B) def. Malissa Gilanchi (H), 6-1, 6-1
4) Louise Lopez (H) def. Devlin Ammendola (B), 6-1, 6-0
5) Lucy Bird (B) def. Bianca Derrick (H), 4-6, 6-2, 6-2
6) May Vickers (B) def. Paige Polizois (H), 6-4, 6-1

Doubles
1) Gilanchi/Bowen (H) def. Brandao/Smyers (B), 8-7 (7-5)
2) R. Bird/L. Bird (B) def. Lopez/Tsay (H), 8-4
3) Ammendola/Irma Rodriguez Lockwood (B) def. Polizois/Derrick (H), 8-5