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.