Women's Tennis Defeats Sacred Heart To Advance To NEC Championship Match

WEST WINDSOR, N.J. – Adrienne Markison (Princeton, N.J) and Kasey Rosenberger (Pittsford, N.Y.) were double winners as the Quinnipiac University women's tennis team defeated No. 4 Sacred Heart, 4-1, Saturday morning in NEC Tournament semifinal action at Mercer County Park. With the win, the Bobcats (9-10) advance to meet No. 2 Long Island for the sixth consecutive year in Sunday morning's championship match.

Natalie Duckor (North Tustin, Calif.) also earned a singles win, while Nicole Adams (New Windsor, N.Y.) paired with Rosenberger for a doubles victory.

Markison paired with Mary Wilson (Greensburg, Pa.) to defeat Kate Donnelly and Nicole Betz, 8-1, at No. 1 doubles. She then beat Darcy Demers, 6-3, 6-3, at No. 2 singles.

Rosenberger combined with Adams to defeat Kristina Chao and Mandy Finkelstein, 9-7, at No. 3 doubles to clinch the doubles point. She then gutted out a three-set victory at No. 5, defeating Chao, 1-6, 6-4, 6-4.

Duckor beat Julianne Kasinow, 6-1, 6-2, at No. 3 singles. While Lisanne Steinert (Glauchau, Germany) had fallen to Elizabeth Harrington, 6-4, 6-3, at No. 4 singles, the remaining matches were halted with the Bobcats having earned the four points necessary to clinch the match.

Wilson split the first two sets with Donnelly at No. 1 singles, falling 7-6 (5) in the first set before bouncing back to win the second, 6-3. Adams took the first set against Delaney Downing, 6-2, before the second set was halted with Downing leading 5-4.

Sunday morning's championship match at Mercer County Park is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m.