Women's Tennis Cruises Past St. Francis (N.Y.) In NEC-Opener

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HAMDEN, Conn. – The Quinnipiac University women's tennis team showed no signs of rust after a two week break from competition, as the Bobcats rolled over Northeast Conference foe St. Francis (N.Y.), 7-0, at the QU Outdoor Tennis Courts on Mount Carmel Campus. Senior Rachel Cantor (Short Hills, N.J.), sophomore Jacqueline Raynor (Garden City, N.Y.), senior Sarah Viebrock (Carmel, N.Y.), sophomore Michelle Dassa (Marlboro, N.J.) and junior Mary Chupa (Bradenton, Fla.) each collected victories on the afternoon.

"It's always great to begin conference competition with a win," said Head Coach Mike Quitko. "Saint Francis (N.Y.) has improved vastly since last season and I am happy to come away with our first W." Quitko picked up win #486 with the team's result.

Quinnipiac, now 1-0 on the campaign, took nearly every point from the Terriers in the match. Cantor and Viebrock opened the day with an 8-0 win over Luda Lisovska and Camille Petrizzo in #1 doubles, claiming their eighth triumph of the fall season. Dassa and Raynor then solidified the point at #2 doubles with an 8-0 win over Natasha Edwards and Akuila Edwards. Dassa and Raynor picked up their 29th career win in the match.

Singles featured much of the same, as Quinnipiac collected every available point. Cantor defeated Lisovska at #1 (3-2, Retire); Raynor topped Petrizzo, 6-0, 6-0, at #2; Viebrock defeated Jovana Bojinovic, 6-0, 6-0, at #3; Dassa topped Akuila Edwards, 6-0, 6-0, at #4; and Chupa knocked off Natasha Edwards, 6-0, 6-0, at #5.

The Bobcats return to the courts next weekend at ITA Regionals in West Point, N.Y. The three-day event opens on Friday, October 19 and runs through Sunday, October 21 at Army's Lichtenberg Tennis Center. The event begins at 9 a.m. each day.

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Cantor/Viebrock Def. Lisovska/Petrizzo: 8-0
Raynor/Dassa Def. Edwards/Edwards: 8-0
Chupa/Launie - Default

Cantor def. Lisovska: 3-2, Retire
Raynor def. Petrizzo: 6-0, 6-0
Viebrock def. Bojinovic: 6-0, 6-0
Dassa def. A. Edwards: 6-0, 6-0
Chupa def. N. Edwards: 6-0, 6-0
Launie – Default

Contact: Tony Distasio; ardistasio@quinnipiac.edu