September 20, 2009

Women's Tennis Takes Top Two Flight Championships At Quinnipiac Invitational

HAMDEN, Conn. - Freshman Rachel Cantor (Short Hills, N.J.) and junior Adrienne Markison (Princeton, N.J.) won their respective singles flight championships as the Quinnipiac University women's tennis team wrapped up a successful 13th Annual Quinnipiac Invitational Sunday. Cantor took the A Flight Singles Championship with a 6-1, 6-2, victory against Army's Annie Hang, while Markison outlasted Army's Jessica Ahn, 6-2, 1-6, 12-10, to win the B Flight Singles Championship.

Cantor also defeated Army's Paige Ford, 6-3, 6-0, in Sunday's semifinals. Markison defeated Sacred Heart's Rebecca McMullin, 7-6 (7-3), 6-2, to advance to the championship.

Natalie Duckor (North Tustin, Calif.) was defeated in semifinal action of the C Singles Flight by Seton Hall's Michelle Weerasinghe, 6-3, 6-2. Meanwhile, Duckor and doubles teammate Lisanne Steinert (Glauchau, Germany) were defeated in the B Doubles Championship, 8-4, by Rhode Island's Pam Emery and Amanda Barletta.

The Bobcats return to action Friday, when they take part in the Eastern Collegiate Championships at Army. Matches from West Point, N.Y., are scheduled to begin at 9 a.m.