April 14, 2009

Women's Tennis Falls To Stony Brook, 6-1

HAMDEN, Conn. – Adrienne Markison (Princeton, N.J) was a double winner, but the Quinnipiac University women's tennis team was defeated by Stony Brook, 6-1, in their final tune-up for this weekend's Northeast Conference Tournament, Tuesday afternoon on the Quinnipiac Outdoor Tennis Courts. With the loss, the Bobcats fall to 7-10, while the Seawolves improve to 10-2.

Markison paired with Mary Wilson (Greensburg, Pa.) to beat Katherine Hanson and Paola Radolfi, 8-3, at No. 1 doubles, before defeating Radolfi, 6-4, 7-5, at No. 2 singles. Wilson fell to Hanson in three sets, 3-6, 6-4, 6-2. The doubles win for Wilson gives her 100 victories for her career.

Natalie Duckor (North Tustin, Calif.) and Lisanne Steinert (Glauchau, Germany) fell to Anna Pieschl and Gayatri Krishnan, 8-2, at No. 2 doubles. Duckor fell to Prerana Appineni, 6-1, 6-0, at No. 3 singles, while Pieschl beat Steinert, 7-5, 6-2, at No. 4.

Appineni and Salome Mkervalidze beat seniors Nicole Adams (New Windsor, N.Y.) and Kasey Rosenberger (Pittsford, N.Y.), 8-0, at No. 3 singles. Mkervalidze then beat Rosenberger, 6-3, 6-2, at No. 5 singles, while Krishnan defeated Adams, 6-1, 6-0, at No. 6.

The Bobcats return to action Friday, when they play the winner between Wagner and Robert Morris in the Northeast Conference Tournament Quarterfinals. The match is scheduled to begin after 4:30 p.m.