Women’s Tennis Collects First MAAC Win at Rider, 7-0

LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. – The Quinnipiac University women's tennis team made its Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference debut on Saturday, as the Bobcats handed Rider University a 7-0 loss at the Rider Tennis Courts in Lawrenceville, N.J. Quinnipiac won all nine matches on the afternoon and improved to 1-1 on the young season.

Quinnipiac began the day with its 12th straight regular-season doubles point by taking all three matches in the segment. The streak dates back to last season, and continued earlier this year after taking two of three doubles matches against UConn last week. Sophia Dzulynsky (Miramar, Fla.) and Jackie Raynor (Garden City, N.Y.) teamed up at No. 1; Rachel Horton (Stamford, Conn.) and Sydney Young (Austin, Texas) combined for a win at No. 2; and Kelsi Oliphant (Calgary, Alberta) and Daniella Reyes (Burr Ridge, Ill.) played together at No. 3. Each Bobcat pairing swept all eight points in their respective matches.

After that, Quinnipiac's success continued on into singles competition with each player needing just two sets to secure the win. Dzulynsky defeated Alison Noll, 6-1, 6-3, at No. 1; Raynor cruised past Michelle Caravaglio, 6-0, 6-0, at No. 2; Horton took care of business against Kerrin Toner, 6-0, 6-0, at No. 3; Young topped Alexandria Extejt, 6-0, 6-0, at No. 4; Ariana Launie (Milton, Mass.) defeated Kim Leder, 6-0, 6-0, at No. 5; and Oliphant completed the sweep with a 6-0, 6-0 win at No. 6.

Doubles:
#1 – Dzulynsky/Raynor (QU) def. Noll/Toner (RID): 8-0
#2 – Horton/Young (QU) def. Caravaglio/Extejt (RID): 8-0
#3 – Oliphant/Reyes (QU) def. Paul/ Ellen (RID): 8-0

Singles:
#1 – Dzulynsky (QU) def. Noll (RID): 6-1, 6-3
#2 – Raynor (QU) def. Caravaglio (RID): 6-0, 6-0
#3 – Horton (QU) def. Toner (RID): 6-0, 6-0
#4 – Young (QU) def. Extejt (RID): 6-0, 6-0
#5 – Launie (QU) def. Leder (RID): 6-0, 6-0
#6 – Oliphant (QU) def. Ellen (RID): 6-0, 6-0

The Bobcats are back in action next weekend with the 2013 ITA Regionals. All the action begins on Thursday, Oct. 17 (9 a.m.) at the Beren tennis Center in Cambridge, Mass.

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