The College of St Elizabeth's tennis team fell to CCNY 8-1 on Thursday.
D'ara Wade, who had to play in the 1 spot, battled hard before losing 0-6, 0-6. Chang Xu moved up to the 1 spot, lost 1-6, 0-6. Carleigh Gallardo and Alexandra Budd lost their matches 0-6, 0-6. The shorthanded Eagles were forced to forfeit their other 2 singles matches.
The match of the day was played by the doubles team of Alexandra Budd and Chang Xu. Battling back and forth, Budd and Xu took a 5-4 lead. The pair continued to play well, ultimately winning the first doubles match of the season for the Eagles, 8-6.
The Eagles return to action on Tuesday when they host Penn St. Abington at 3:30 pm.