March 31, 2010

Women's Tennis Falls At Fairleigh Dickinson, 5-2

TEANECK, N.J. - Rachel Cantor (Short Hills, N.J.) and Adrienne Markison (Princeton, N.J.) won their singles matches at No. 2 and 3, respectively, but the Quinnipiac University women's tennis team was defeated by Fairleigh Dickinson, 5-2, Wednesday afternoon. Four of the singles matches went to third sets. The difference in the match proved to be three Fairleigh Dickinson wins in three third-set tie-breakers.

Cantor defeated Elmine Botes, 1-6, 6-2, 6-4, at No. 2, while Markison took a 7-5, 6-4, victory over Julia Prantl at No. 3 to account for the Bobcats' victories.

The Bobcats fell in all three doubles matches. Mary Wilson (Greensburg, Pa.) and Markison fell to Julija Korshunova, 8-6, at No. 1, while Quinnipiac's freshman duo of Cantor and Sarah Viebrock (Carmel, N.Y.) fell to Ksenia Chernyshova and Jessica DeCarlos, 8-2, at No. 2. FDU completed the doubles sweep with an 8-6 victory from Christina Martine and Jinny DeCarlos at No. 3 over Natalie Duckor (North Tustin, Calif.) and Shawna Sarson (Albany, N.Y.).

Wilson, Viebrock and Lisanne Steinert (Glauchau, Germany) each fell in third-set tie-breakers. Wilson was edged by Korshunova, 6-4, 1-6, 7-6, at No. 1, while Viebrock fell to Egzona Morina, 3-6, 6-4, 7-6. Steinert was defeated by Jessica DeCarlos, 6-4, 4-6, 10-5.

Chernyshova rounded out the match with a 6-3, 6-1, victory over Duckor at No. 5.

The Bobcats return to action Tuesday, when they play host to the University of Rhode Island. Matches are scheduled to begin at 3 p.m.