Maria Tritou secures Syracuse a doubles point in Syracuse’s 6-1 victory over Buffalo

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on February 18, 2017 at 4:18 pm Contact Eric: erblack@syr.edu | @esblack34 Maria Tritou set up behind the baseline, took three dribbles and unleashed her serve. Syracuse held a 6-5 lead in the third and final doubles match after breaking the Buffalo serve in the last game and was up 40-15.The serve ended up as a fault. Then, the 6-footer from Greece took a deep breath and wound up for her second serve: double fault. Anna Shkudun walked back to her partner to give her a high five, and the two assumed their original positions for the second match point.This time, Tritou’s serve fell inbounds, setting up a return by Buffalo. A backhand return sent the ball back to the Orange, whose return was accompanied by a rush of the net.At first, the decision to rush forward appeared to backfire, when the Bulls’ return was lobbed over their heads. But the ball landed out of bounds and Syracuse had won the match, and doubles point.“It was really nice to win doubles,” Tritou said smiling. “(The win) Really boosted our confidence.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse (2-4, 0-1 Atlantic Coast) had split the first two doubles matches. But Tritou’s serve forced the long return that gave SU the win. She also came up big while winning the third singles match in the Orange’s 6-1 win over Buffalo (2-2) Saturday.Minutes after winning the doubles match, Tritou moved from court three to court two to begin her singles match against Merceds Losada-Rubio. Her momentum carried over from her doubles match, and she promptly took a 3-0 lead in the first set after breaking her opponent’s serve twice.The hot streak was short-lived, however, and ended when Buffalo won a break back and held serve to bring the score to 3-2. Tritou angrily bounced the ball into the floor before her serve to begin game No. 6. Fortunately for the Orange, Tritou’s frustration translated into winning three straight games to take the first set 6-2.Losada-Rubio rebounded in the second set, and after six games the score was knotted at 3-3. Tritou responded by breaking serve to take a 4-3 lead, but then suddenly lost her touch. Buffalo won the set 6-4, sending the match into a tiebreak to 10 points.Tritou dropped the first point of the extra set, prompting her to take a break to compose herself.“I just said that I have to win this,” she said. “This is mine.”She won the next two points in dominant fashion. She took a 2-1 lead with the streak and ran with it, never trailing again to win the tiebreak (10-7) and the match.“I tell the team everyday…we have to go out there and compete and close matches,” SU head coach Younes Limam said. “I was very proud.” Commentslast_img read more

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first_imgFacebook9Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Thurston County Health and Public ServicesIf you live with a chronic health condition like arthritis, chronic pain, depression, diabetes, heart disease, cancer or MS, then the Thurston County Public Health and Social Services, Living Well Thurston workshop series is for you!Living Well Thurston is a series of community workshops, sometimes referred to as a Chronic Disease Self-Management Program, developed by Stanford University. Workshops are two-and-a-half-hour sessions held once a week for six weeks. This program helps you take control of your health! Workshop sessions are facilitated by two trained leaders with at least one having personal experience with a chronic health condition. This program can increase your ability to manage your chronic condition and live a more active and fulfilling life. Some topics included in the workshops are: action planning, problem solving, pain/fatigue management, how to plan for your future, healthy eating, medication management, making informed decisions, physical activity, how to work with your healthcare provider and system, and many more.The workshops are free to participants and includes a Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions book. Our next workshop series is every Thursday, October 10 – November 14, 2019, 2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.For more information, or to register, contact Lesley Price at 360-867-2515, or send an email to pricel@co.thurston.wa.usLearn more here.Registration deadline: September 30, 2019last_img read more

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