Women's Tennis Defeats NEC Rival Long Island, 6-1

ORLANDO, Fla. - The Quinnipiac University women's tennis team took all six singles flights to defeat Northeast Conference rival, two-time defending NEC Champion and preseason favorite Long Island, 6-1, Tuesday afternoon. Rachel Cantor (Short Hills, N.J.), Adrienne Markison (Princeton, N.J.), Juliet Labarthe (Oklahoma City, Okla.), Sarah Viebrock (Carmel, N.Y.), Lisanne Steinert (Glauchau, Germany) and Lavinia Cristescu (West Hartford, Conn.) each accounted for singles points as the Bobcats improved to 4-5 (1-0 NEC) on the season. The Blackbirds fall to 1-4.

Cantor defeated Linn Sjogren, 7-5, 6-0, at No. 1 singles, while Markison got past Aleksandra Pavlovic, 6-2, 6-3, at No. 2. Labarthe ran her singles winning streak to six matches with a 7-5, 6-2 victory against Taysha Blessington at No. 3, while Viebrock won her fourth straight against Dara Lahens, 6-1, 6-2.

Steinert defeated Fatima Ouattara, 6-4, 6-2, at No. 5, while Cristescu took a point by default, as Long Island had no player for the sixth flight.

Long Island took the doubles point with wins at No. 1 and 2. Blessington and Pavlovic defeated Markison and Cantor, 8-4, at No. 1, while Sjogren and Lahens got past Labarthe and Viebrock, 8-5, at No. 2. Quinnipiac took credit for No. 3 singles, suiting up Steinert and Cristescu, while Long Island had no players for the flight.

The Bobcats return to action Wednesday, when they face Washington University of St. Louis. First serve is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. in Orlando, Fla.