DUDLEY, Mass.- The fifth-seeded Eastern Nazarene College women's tennis team suffered a 5-1 setback at top-seeded Nichols in the Commonwealth Coast Conference Tournament semifinals Tuesday afternoon.
The Lions finish the fall with a 10-6 overall record while the Bison improve to 13-2 and advance to the CCC Tournament Championship for the seventh time in the past eight seasons.
The home team grabbed a 2-1 lead with a pair of doubles victories.
Nichols earned three victories in singles action to clinch the match and advance to its second-consecutive CCC Championship.
Ruttkowski absorbed a 6-1, 6-1 loss at the No. 2 position to Judd. Duval suffered a 6-0, 6-0 setback at the No. 3 spot to Nathanson. Cressman fell at the fifth slot 6-1, 6-0 to Juliana Herrera.
When the match was decided, Biondi trailed 4-3 in the second set after dropping the first set at the No. 1 position. Steelman claimed the first set 6-4 at the No. 3 spot and held a 1-0 edge in the second. Jimenez trailed 5-0 in the second set and fell 6-0 in the opening frame at the sixth slot.