Flushing, N.Y. - With a three-set thriller, sophomore Gabriela Siembab (Chrzanow, Poland) clinched the match to give the NYIT women's team their third straight East Coast Conference Championship Saturday afternoon. The Bears defeated the Knights of Queens (N.Y.) 5-3.
Siembab won the match for NYIT with a 5-7, 6-4, and 6-4 over Angelika Sobiecka at third singles.
The Bears started the match down 2-0 due to an insufficient roster and defaulted at third doubles and sixth singles. Queens then won second doubles 8-0 to lead 3-0; but NYIT started its rally with an 8-2 win at first doubles.
Down 3-1 in singles play, NYIT knotted the score 3-3 with Alessia Rossetti's (Minusio, Switzerland) 6-3, 6-1 win over Jenna Plevako.
Provided by the NYIT Sports Information Department.