Women’s Tennis Drops Non-Conference Match at Army, 6-1

WEST POINT, N.Y. – The Quinnipiac University women's tennis team, winners in four of its last five matches prior to Saturday, saw its two-game unbeaten streak snapped with a 6-1 loss to the Black Knights at the Lichtenberg Tennis Center in West Point, N.Y. Sophomore Michelle Dassa (Marlboro, N.J.) collected the lone point for the Bobcats with a convincing win at No. 4 singles.

Quinnipiac, now 4-2 overall, fell behind early after losing the doubles' point despite a nice effort from Rachel Cantor (Short Hills, N.J.) and Sarah Viebrock (Carmel, N.Y.) at No. 1. Cantor and Viebrock earned their 38th career victory when paired together by claiming the tie-breaker over Elle Taylor and Della Taylor, 8-7 (4). Unfortunately, Army prevailed in the other two matches and took the decision for a 1-0 lead.

Army followed doubles competition with a strong showing in singles play, taking five of the six available points. Dassa picked up a victory for Quinnipiac with a win over Elle Taylor, 6-4, 6-1, at No. 4.

# 1: (QU) Cantor/Viebrock def. (ARMY) Taylor/Taylor: 8-7 (4)
# 2: (ARMY) Colton/Paul def. (QU) Dassa/Raynor: 8-5
# 3: (ARMY) Iliev/Pitman def. (QU) Chupa/Launie: 8-5

# 1: (ARMY) Jamila Paul def. (QU) Rachel Cantor (Quinnipiac): 7-5, 6-1
# 2: (ARMY) Eva Sung def. (QU) Jacqueline Raynor (Quinnipiac): 6-0, 6-1
# 3: (ARMY) Carolyn Pitman def. (QU) Sarah Viebrock (Quinnipiac): 6-3, 7-5
# 4: (QU) Michelle Dassa (Quinnipiac) def. (ARMY) Elle Taylor: 6-4, 6-1
# 5: (ARMY) Gabby Spindler def. (QU) Mary Chupa (Quinnipiac): 6-1, 6-0
# 6: (ARMY) Della Taylor def. (QU) Ariana Launie (Quinnipiac): 6-2, 6-2

The Black Knights improved to 10-1 all-time against Quinnipiac. The Bobcats lone win came in 2004.

Quinnipiac enjoys a nine-day stint before its next action. The Bobcats head to Orlando, Fla. for their annual Spring Break trip with matches scheduled against Navy, Southern Illinois and Savannah State. The first match will take place on Monday, March 11th at 3:30 p.m.

Quinnipiac fans should refer to the Official Website of Quinnipiac Athletics, www.QuinnipiacBobcats.com, for the latest news, scores and highlights. The 2012-13 Quinnipiac Women's Tennis Schedule is also available for download at www.QuinnipiacBobcats.com for all mobile devices, including iPhones and iPads, as well as all desktop computers. 

Contact: Tony Distasio; ardistasio@quinnipiac.edu