NEW HAVEN, Conn. - The Quinnipiac University women's tennis team had one of its stronger performances this season, but nationally-ranked No. 37 Yale was too much for the Bobcats, defeating QU, 7-0, Friday evening at Cullman-Heyman Tennis Center. With the loss, the Bobcats fall to 5-3 on the season, while the Bulldogs improved to 11-4.
"I knew Yale was going to be tough because of their high national ranking. But I was very proud of how my players fought very hard through every point and I think this helps us get ready for the conference championship."
Mary Wilson (Greensburg, Pa.) and Adrienne Markison (Princeton, N.J.) paired at No. 1 doubles, but were defeated by Vicky Brook and Jessica Rhee, 8-1. Wilson then fell to Brook at No. 1 singles, 7-6 (3), 6-3, while Markison was defeated by Elizabeth Epstein, 6-1, 6-1, at No. 3.
Freshmen Rachel Cantor (Short Hills, N.J.) and Sarah Viebrock (Carmel, N.Y.) paired at No. 2 doubles, pushing Epstein and Lindsay Clark, before falling, 8-5. Cantor then fell to Rhee, 6-2, 6-2, at No. 2 singles, while Viebrock was defeated by Stevi Petrelli at No. 4, 6-1, 6-2.
Senior Shawna Sarson (Albany, N.Y.) paired with sophomore Natalie Duckor (North Tustin, Calif.) at No. 3 doubles, but fell to Petrelli and Silia DeFelippis, 8-4. Duckor was then defeated at No. 5 singles by Clark, 6-1, 6-1. Junior Lisanne Steinert (Glauchau, Germany) rounded out the Bobcats' singles line-up, falling to Sarah Lederhandler, 6-3, 6-1, at No. 6.
The Bobcats return to action tomorrow, when they play host to Holy Cross. Matches are set to begin at 2 p.m.