QUINCY, Mass.- The Eastern Nazarene College women's tennis team suffered its first loss of the season Thursday, falling to Nichols 7-2 in non-conference action at the ENC Tennis Courts.
The Lions slip to 4-1 on the year with the result while the Bison improve to 4-1 overall.
Ruttkowski tallied the home team's lone singles victory on the day, prevailing at the No. 2 position 6-4, 7-5 over Stankewitz to improve to 5-0 in singles play on the season.
Biondi fell in a three-set battle at the top spot against Settiwongse. After Biondi captured the first set 6-4, Settiwongse claimed the second frame 7-6 before triumphing 10-5 in a third-set super-tiebreaker.
Hubel dropped a 6-3, 6-1 decision at the No. 3 position to Nathanson while Busila absorbed a 6-1, 6-1 setback against Herrera in the fourth singles match.
Jimenez fell 6-4, 6-1 at the No. 5 slot to Kaplan and Grantham suffered a 6-0, 6-0 loss at the No. 6 spot to Leonardi.
Up next, Eastern Nazarene travels to the Ocean State to square off against Johnson & Wales (R.I.) in a key Great Northeast Athletic Conference showdown September 21.