March 7, 2009

Women's Tennis Comes Back To Defeat Colgate, 4-3

WEST POINT, N.Y. – The Quinnipiac University women's tennis team came from behind to defeat Colgate, 4-3, Friday evening at Army. After dropping the doubles point and two of the first three singles decisions, the Bobcats rallied back with wins from Kasey Rosenberger (Pittsford, N.Y.), Nicole Adams (New Windsor, N.Y.) and Adrienne Markison (Princeton, N.J.) to take the victory. With the win, the Bobcats improve to 3-4, while the Raiders fall to 5-4.

The Bobcats lost all three doubles matches, though closely contested, with scores of 8-5, 8-6 and 8-7. After Mary Wilson (Greensburg, Pa.) retired from her match against Emily DeRose in the second set of the No. 1 singles flight, Natalie Duckor (Tustin, Calif.) got the Bobcats on the board with a 6-0, 6-2, win against Erin Fenn at No. 3.

Cam Williams' 6-2, 6-2, win against Shawna Sarson (Albany, N.Y.) put the Bobcats backs against the wall, down 3-1. Rosenberger earned a three-set win against Cam Thaney, 4-6, 6-3, 6-1, at No. 5 to make it 3-2. Adams then took care of Jackie Stimmel, 7-6, 6-1, at No. 6, to square things up at 3-3.

Just as Adams won her match, Markison earned a second-set win, 6-2, after falling in the first, 7-6, to Alex Erickson at No. 2. Markison then cruised to a 6-2 victory in the third to clinch the come-from-behind win.

The Bobcats return to action Saturday, when they continue action in West Point, N.Y., against host Army at 9 a.m., followed by a 3 p.m. meeting with Marist.