April 7, 2012

Women's Tennis Downs Hartford, 6-1, In Non-Conference Tilt

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HAMDEN, Conn. – The Quinnipiac University women's tennis team handled Hartford University on Saturday afternoon, as the Bobcats defeated their intrastate rivals, 6-1, at the QU Outdoor Tennis Courts. QU nearly went unblemished on the day, taking all three matches in doubles and five out of six in singles competition.

With their second consecutive win, the Bobcats improve to 6-9 overall inching closer to the .500 mark. The Hawks fell to 1-12 on the season.

The Bobcats made quick work of the doubles segment, taking all three encounters by a final score of 8-2. Rachel Cantor (Short Hills, N.J.) and Sarah Viebrock (Carmel, N.Y.) defeated Abby Liu and Ashley Harel in No. 1, Jacqueline Raynor (Garden City, N.Y.) and Michelle Dassa (Marlboro, N.J.) defeated Katina Zampas and Haley Gileau in No. 2 and Ariana Launie (Milton, Mass.) and Erin Suvar (North Massapequa, N.Y.) defeated Jessica Galitz and Christie Greenberg in No. 3.

After a brief intermission, Quinnipiac was back at it in singles play with another dominating performance. Raynor topped Harel, 6-2, 6-3, in No. 2, Viebrock defeated Zampas, 6-3, 6-1, in No. 3, Dassa swept Gileau, 6-0, 6-0, in No. 4, Launie downed Galitz, 6-0, 6-1, in No. 5, and Lavinia Cristescu (West Hartford, Conn.) knocked off Greenberg, 6-1, 6-0, in No. 6.

Hartford will head to Storrs, Conn. for its next match, as the Hawks are set for UConn next Saturday. First serve is set for 12 p.m.

The Bobcats continue play on Tuesday, April 10 with a home match against Sacred Heart. First serve is set for 2 p.m. at the QU Outdoor Tennis Courts. For all information regarding the women's tennis program, please visit www.QuinnipiacBobcats.com.

Doubles
No. 1 – (QU) Cantor/Viebrock Def. (HART) Liu/Harel: 8-2
No. 2 – (QU) Raynor/Dassa Def. (HART) Zampas/Gileau: 8-2
No. 3 – (QU) Suvar/Launie Def. (HART): Galitz/Greenberg: 8-2

Singles
No. 1 – (HART) Liu Def. (QU) Cantor: 6-0, 6-3
No. 2 – (QU) Raynor Def. (HART) Harel: 6-2, 6-3
No. 3 – (QU) Viebrock Def. (HART) Zampas: 6-3, 6-1
No. 4 – (QU) Dassa Def. (HART) Gileau: 6-0, 6-0
No. 5 – (QU) Launie Def. (HART) Galitz: 6-0, 6-1
No. 6 – (QU) Cristescu Def. (HART) Greenberg: 6-1, 6-0

Contact: Tony Distasio; ardistasio@quinnipiac.edu