The Eastern Michigan (3-4) women’s tennis team fell to the Binghamton Bearcats, 4-3, on Thursday, Feb. 20 at the Binghamton Tennis Center in Vestal, New York. The Eagles got victories from Emma-Lou Pommiers, Marie Mayerova, and a doubles team of Isabelle Pompa and Vasavi Ganesan.
In the three doubles matches, the Eagles won two. The third team match between Natalia Regalado-Morgan Ingram (EMU) and Jamie Lau-Kyra Bergman (Binghamton) was won by the Eagles. The second team match involving Isabelle Pompa-Vasavi Ganesan (EMU) and Regina Furer-Ashley Granieri (Binghamton) was also taken by Eastern Michigan.
The only loss in doubles matches came from the top seeds as the pairing of Julia Patek-Mayerova (EMU) fell to Michelle Eisenberg-Samara Eisenberg (Bighamton). In the singles matches, the Eagles won two of the six events. Three victories came from the first seed and the fourth seed as Mayerova and Pommiers took home wins.
Mayerova defeated Michelle Eisenberg in three sets (2-6, 6-2, 6-2), while Pommiers beat Lau in two sets (6-4, 6-4). The losses came from Ganesan (6-3, 4-6, 3-6), Pompa (0-6, 3-6), Ingram (4-6, 6-2, 1-6) and Regalado (6-4). The Eagles won four of the nine events and have now lost two straight games following a two-game win streak.
The Eagles will return to action on Friday, Feb. 21 as they take on Long Island University on the road. The event will begin at 1 p.m. Eastern Michigan will then play five matches in the next week as they face Quinnipiac (Feb. 23), La Salle (Feb. 25), Temple (Feb. 25), Duquesne (Feb. 28) and Niagara (Feb. 28).
Eastern Michigan’s next home event will be in Oakland at the Chippewa Club on Friday, March 6 at 1 p.m. Then they will stay in Ypsilanti for their next match on Tuesday, March 10 versus Cleveland State on March 10 at 12 p.m. EMU will have to win seven of their next 12 outings to ensure a plus-.500 record heading into conference play.