The C.W. Post women’s tennis team dropped its conference match to N.Y.I.T. on Wednesday, September 21st, by a score of 1-8. The loss brought the team’s overall record to 0-3 on the season and 0-2 in conference play.
The Pioneers, who were tabbed fourth in East Coast Conference preseason polls, started their season off at home against the Dowling College Golden Lions on September 10th. C.W. Post put up a good fight, but the Golden Lions proved to be too much, squeaking out the 7-2 victory over the Pioneers. Short a player, the Pioneers started the series down by two after being forced to default a pair of matches, putting them in a position no team likes to see itself in.
In their next match, the Pioneers faced the nationally-ranked Queens College Knights on September 13th. Despite its best efforts, the team struggled and failed to take any sets against the dominant Knights, who walked away with the 9-0 win. Seniors Lejla Heco and Morgan Milleisen teamed up to face Queens pair Anna Rodinova and Francesca Fanchin in a competitive doubles match, but the Pioneers’ drive was not enough, as they lost 2-8.
On Wednesday, September 21st, C.W. Post was able to escape the shutout in the very last doubles match of the day. Graduate student Kristen Hettler and junior Erin Lawley took the match with a score of 8-6, giving the Pioneers a little momentum going into the future.
C.W. Post will take the courts again on Monday, September 26th, when the Pioneers attempt to avenge their loss to N.Y.I.T. at home at 3:30 p.m.