ORLANDO, Fla. – Freshmen Tiffany Suchanek (Waterville, Maine/Waterville) and Katie Tynan (West Barnstable, Mass./Barnstable) helped the Bentley women's tennis team secure a 6-3 victory over Winona State in a non-conference match in Florida on Wednesday afternoon.
Tynan and Suchanek each had wins in both doubles and singles and helped account for four of Bentley's six wins on the day.
Tynan first combined with senior Rachel Petrini (Madison, Conn./Daniel Hand) for an 8-6 victory in No. 1 doubles, while Suchanek teamed with sophomore Hannah Fabianski (Pawcatuck, Conn./Stonington) for an 8-5 triumph in the No. 2 match.
Suchanek and Tynan were then two of the Falcons' four winners in singles play. In the No. 4 match, Suchanek bested Kendra Kappes 6-1, 6-1. In the No. 5 match, Tynan defeated Tayla Card 6-0, 6-4. The No. 3 and No. 6 matches also went Bentley's way. Junior Rachel Hui (Hong Kong/St. Rose of Lima's) went the distance with Rachel Gantz, but came out on top 6-2, 2-6, 10-8. While junior Olivia von Oldenburg (Austin, Texas/Vandegrift) defeated Katie Scruggs, 6-3, 6-3.
The win improved Bentley's record 12-6 on the season. The team will conclude its spring break trip on Friday with split squad matches against Albany State in Melbourne, and against Southern Indiana in Cocoa Beach.