Army Takes Early Lead Before Falling To BU In PL Championship

Della Taylor

Della Taylor

April 20, 2014

Final Stats

LEWISBURG, Pa. - The second-seeded Army women's tennis team saw its streak of nine-straight Patriot League Championships come to an end on Sunday, as it dropped a 4-1 decision to top-seed Boston University in the Patriot League title match at Bucknell's Varsity Tennis Courts. The Black Knights finish the season 23-4, while the Terriers improve to 14-6.

Boston University's No. 3 pairing of Madison Craft and Kim McCallum collected an 8-1 decision to give the Terriers a 1-0 advantage in doubles competition before Army's top two duos secured wins to award the Black Knights the doubles point.

At No. 2, senior Jamila Paul and sophomore Carolyn Pitman topped Boston University's Lauren Davis and Barbara Rodriguez, 8-2, to improve to 23-0 as a tandem this season. Army senior Della Taylor and junior Elle Taylor posted an 8-4 win over Johanna Hyoty and Leonie-Charlotte Athanaisiadis in the deciding No. 1 doubles contest.

Athanaisiadis took a 6-1, 6-1 win at the third singles spot to deadlock the match at 1-1 before Hyoty collected a 6-2, 6-1 victory at the top position to put the Terriers ahead, 2-1. Army freshman Nancy Porter, who clinched match wins in the quarterfinal and semifinal rounds, kept play close with McCallum before eventually taking a 6-3, 6-4 setback at No. 6. The second singles match was the final one to finish, with Davis grabbing at 6-2, 6-1 decision to secure the win for Boston University.

Boston University 4, Army 1

Doubles
1. Della Taylor/Elle Taylor (A) def. Johanna Hyoty/Leonie-Charlotte Athanaisiadis (B) 8-4
2. Jamila Paul/Carolyn Pitman (A) def. Lauren Davis/Barbara Rodriguez (B) 8-2
3. Kim McCallum/Madison Craft (B) def. Maya Parker/Nancy Porter (A) 8-1

Order of finish: 3, 2, 1

Singles
1. Johanna Hyoty (B) def. Jamila Paul (A) 6-2, 6-1
2. Lauren Davis (B) def. Carolyn Pitman (A) 6-2, 6-1
3. Leonie-Charlotte Athanaisiadis (B) def. Gabriella Spindler (A) 6-1, 6-1
4. Sami Lieb (B) led Della Taylor (A) 6-2, 4-5 (DNF)
5. Barbara Rodriguez (B) led Elle Taylor (A) 6-3, 3-2 (DNF)
6. Kim McCallum (B) def. Nancy Porter (A) 6-3, 6-4

Order of finish: 3, 1, 6, 2

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