HAMDEN, Conn. - Freshmen Rachel Cantor (Short Hills, N.J.) and Sarah Viebrock (Carmel, N.Y.) earned double wins, but the Quinnipiac University women's tennis team was edged by Rhode Island, 4-3, Tuesday afternoon on the Quinnipiac Outdoor Tennis Courts. With the loss, the Bobcats fall to 7-5, while the Rams improved to 10-5.
Cantor and Viebrock paired to defeat Kirsten Leikem and Brooke Hoover, 8-4, at No. 2 doubles. Playing up to the top singles flight in the absence of Mary Wilson (Greensburg, Pa.), who was scratched following an injury during doubles, Cantor defeated Leikem, 6-4, 6-3. Viebrock defeated Leikem's sister, Tristany, 7-5, 6-2, at No. 3 singles.
Wilson and Adrienne Markison (Princeton, N.J.) paired at No. 1 singles to defeat Pam Emery and Amanda Barletta, 8-4, to give the Bobcats the doubles point. But the Rams earned wins at No. 2, 4, 5 and 6 singles to earn the 4-3 victory.
Emery defeated Markison, 6-2, 7-6 (5), at No. 2, while Christen Cadigan defeated Natalie Duckor (North Tustin, Calif.), 6-2, 6-2, at No. 4. Barletta defeated Lisanne Steinert (Glauchau, Germany), 6-2, 6-1, at No. 5, while Hoover beat Carly Loewenstein (Armonk, N.Y.), 6-1, 6-1.
The Bobcats return to action Friday, when they play host to intrastate NEC foe Sacred Heart. Matches are set to begin at 2 p.m.