April 14, 2013

Women’s Tennis Celebrates Senior Day with 5-2 Win over Hofstra

HAMDEN, Conn. – The Quinnipiac women's tennis team honored its senior class in the best way possible on Sunday afternoon, as the Bobcats defeated Hofstra University, 5-2, on Senior and Alumni Day at the QU Outdoor Tennis Courts on Mount Carmel Campus. The women's tennis team honored Rachel Cantor (Short Hills, N.J.), Sarah Viebrock (Carmel, N.Y.), Erin Suvar (North Massapequa, N.Y.), Morgan Crystal (Ridgefield, Conn.) and Carly Loewenstein (Armonk, N.Y.) for their hard work and dedication to the program.

Quinnipiac, now two games over .500 at 10-8, were led by its senior captains in the win. Cantor and Viebrock each collected a pair of victories on the day, beginning with an 8-3 win at No. 1 doubles. Sophomores Michelle Dassa (Marlboro, N.J.) and Jacqueline Raynor (Garden City, N.Y.) also chipped in to claim the first point, taking No. 2 doubles by a final count of 8-1.

Cantor, Raynor and Viebrock each made it two wins on the day by sweeping No. 1-3 singles. Cantor defeated Sarah Bowen, 6-3, 6-2, at No. 1; Raynor topped Sonia Tsay, 6-0, 6-2, at No. 2; and Viebrock defeated Malissa Gilanchi, 6-0, 6-4, at No. 3. Ariana Launie (Milton, Mass.) earned Quinnipiac's fifth point with a 6-2, 6-2 win at No. 5 and the Bobcats walked away with their sixth non-conference victory of the season.

Doubles
#1 – Cantor/Viebrock (QU) def. Bowen/Tsay (HOF): 8-3
#2 – Dassa/Raynor (QU) def. Gilanchi/Derrick (HOF): 8-1
#3 – Lopez/Polizois (HOF) def. Crystal/Loewenstein (QU): 8-1

Singles
#1 – Cantor (QU) def. Bowen (HOF): 6-3, 6-2
#2 – Raynor (QU) def. Tsay (HOF): 6-0, 6-2
#3 – Viebrock (QU) def. Gilanchi (HOF): 6-0, 6-4
#4 – Lopez (HOF) def. Chupa (QU): 6-3, 7-5
#5 – Launie (QU) def. Derrick (HOF): 6-2, 6-3
#6 – Polizois (HOF) def. Suvar (QU): 3-6, 6-1, 12-10

Quinnipiac is back in action Tuesday, April 16 with a men's and women's non-conference doubleheader against Stony Brook. First serve is set for 1 p.m. at the QU Outdoor Tennis Courts.                                                  

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 Tennis Schedules are also available for download at www.QuinnipiacBobcats.com for all mobile devices, including iPhones and iPads, as well as all desktop computers.