Women's Tennis Falls To No. 6 UCLA, 4-0, In NCAA First Round
LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Led by eight combined singles and doubles points by Sarah Viebrock (Carmel, N.Y.), the Quinnipiac University women's tennis team tallied a program-record 21 game victories, but fell to No. 6 UCLA, 4-0, in the NCAA Tournament First Round Saturday afternoon at the Los Angeles Tennis Center. The 24 game victories are the most by a Northeast Conference team in the NCAA Tournament in the last 10 years, the furthest back complete records are available. The Bobcats wrap up the season at 14-9, while the Bruins improve to 19-5 and move on to Sunday's NCAA Second Round against the University of San Diego.
The Bobcats' top two doubles duos each tallied three game victories each against UCLA's top two tandems, ranked Nos. 23 and 24 nationally. Viebrock and Juliet Labarthe (Oklahoma City, Okla.) trailed 7-3, when their No. 1 doubles match against No. 23 Courtney Dolehide and Andrea Remynse was halted. Adrienne Markison (Princeton, N.J.) and Rachel Cantor (Short Hills, N.J.) were defeated by No. 24 Noelle Hickey and McCall Jones, 8-3, at No. 2. Lisanne Steinert (Glauchau, Germany) and Lavinia Cristescu (West Hartford, Conn.) also picked up a single game victory against Maya Johansson and Pamela Montez at No. 3, falling 8-1.
Viebrock trailed No. 77 Dolehide, 6-2, 4-3, at No. 4 singles when the match was halted. Labarthe was gaining momentum against No. 97 Montez, leading 3-2 in the second set after dropping the first, 6-0, at No. 3. Markison also picked up two points against No. 41 Noelle Hickey, falling 6-1, 6-1, at No. 2 singles.
The remaining Bobcats earned one point each. Cantor fell to No. 57 Jones, 6-0, 6-1, at No. 1, while Cristescu fell to Carling Seguso, 6-1, 6-0, at No. 6. Steinert was trailing, 6-1, 5-0, to Johansson at No. 5 when the match was stopped.