2010-11 Women's Tennis News

May 15, 2011
Cantor's NCAA Banter: Day 3
Every day during the Quinnipiac women's tennis team's trip to the NCAA Tournament in Los Angeles, Calif., sophomore Rachel Cantor will keep you up to date on the team's activities. Day Three: THE BIG DAY: QU vs. #6 UCLA. Today, WE BEAT UCLA...just kidding!!! Well, after a great night's rest we all had a great breakfast this morning at around 8:30. I had an egg white omelet with a side of delicious fresh fruit and a nice cup of coffee. We had to be in the lobby by 9:30 a.m. so that we could be at the courts to practice by 10. It was one of the more silent bus rides we've had, while the girls were listening to their music, getting pumped up for the match. We got to the practice courts at around 9:50. We did our usual running and dynamic stretching before we got to hit. After we were done running and stretching, we hit from 10:15 to 11:15.

May 14, 2011
Cantor's NCAA Banter: Day 2
Every day during the Quinnipiac women's tennis team's trip to the NCAA Tournament in Los Angeles, Calif., sophomore Rachel Cantor will keep you up to date on the team's activities. Well, we may a big deal in Hamden, but certainly not in Hollywood. After catching up on some very much-needed sleep, we got up at around 9 so we could eat breakfast and get our bags ready for our big day ahead of us. Report time was at 10 a.m. We loaded the bus and off to Hollywood we went! It's never too early for some tunes. Well, Sarah Viebrock graced us with her beautiful voice once again, and by beautiful, I mean AWFUL! She still had Miley Cyrus' "Party In The USA" stuck in her head. As the bus ride went on, everyone was in awe of the Hollywood lifestyle. Rodeo Drive was absolutely unbelievable! Stores like Louis Vuitton, Valentino, Gucci, Dolce and Gabana and Prada filled the street! I went shopping at this really cute store in Hollywood called Planet Blue, where I bought a great summer dress! P.S. Thanks Mom and Dad for the dress! Wasn't going to tell you until the credit card bill came, but thanks for that! Adrienne came in the store with me and she got such a cute dress as well!

May 14, 2011
Women's Tennis Falls To No. 6 UCLA, 4-0, In NCAA First Round
Led by eight combined singles and doubles points by Sarah Viebrock (Carmel, N.Y.), the Quinnipiac University women's tennis team tallied a program-record 21 game victories, but fell to No. 6 UCLA, 4-0, in the NCAA Tournament First Round Saturday afternoon at the Los Angeles Tennis Center. The 24 game victories are the most by a Northeast Conference team in the NCAA Tournament in the last 10 years, the furthest back complete records are available. The Bobcats wrap up the season at 14-9, while the Bruins improve to 19-5 and move on to Sunday's NCAA Second Round against the University of San Diego.

May 13, 2011
Cantor's NCAA Banter: Day 1
Every day during the Quinnipiac women's tennis team's trip to the NCAA Tournament in Los Angeles, Calif., sophomore Rachel Cantor will keep you up to date on the team's activities. Words for the wise: If you happen to have a 7 a.m flight, don't try an all-nighter. We did and it was absolutely miserable. Report time was 2:45 a.m. outside the Rec Center, where our bus awaited. Everyone came straggling along from all different directions. I went to pick up my doubles partner, Adrienne, from her house at around 2:20 a.m. We got to JFK at around 4:30 a.m. and our flight was at 7 a.m. After a long security process and an awful airport breakfast, we finally boarded the plane and before you knew it, six hours later we arrived at LAX. Sarah Viebrock started to sing Miley Cyrus' "Party In the USA". We got off the plane, walked down to baggage claim where it couldn't have gone any smoother. Luckily, no bags got lost. The bus picked us up and we were off to Venice Beach!!!

May 3, 2011
Women's Tennis Draws UCLA In NCAA Tournament
2011 Northeast Conference Women's Tennis Champion Quinnipiac University has drawn UCLA in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, the NCAA announced in a selection show seen on NCAA.com Tuesday evening. The Bobcats, making their sixth appearance in the NCAA Tournament in the last eight years, return to Los Angeles after taking part in the 2007 NCAA Tournament at UCLA. The Bruins and Bobcats will square off on Saturday, May 14 at 3 p.m. (ET)/12 p.m. (PT).

April 17, 2011
Women's Tennis Fends Off Sacred Heart, 5-1, To Reach NEC Championship Match
The top-seeded Quinnipiac University women's tennis team fended off No. 4 Sacred Heart, 5-1, Saturday night to advance to the Northeast Conference Tournament Championship match, to be played Sunday at Mercer County Tennis Center. The Bobcats will face No. 2 Fairleigh Dickinson in the finals. The Knights defeated No. 3 LIU, 4-0, late Saturday. With the win, the Bobcats improve to 13-8 (6-0 NEC), while the Pioneers end their season at 11-8 (4-4 NEC).

April 17, 2011
Women's Tennis Defeats FDU, 4-3, For Sixth NEC Championship
Lisanne Steinert (Glauchau, Germany) earned a three-set victory at No. 5 singles to propel the Quinnipiac University women's tennis team to its sixth Northeast Conference Championship since 2004. The championship is also the 10th for Head Coach Mike Quitko, who has also won four with the Quinnipiac men's team. The win pushes the Bobcats to 14-8 (7-0 NEC) and into the NCAA Tournament, while the Knights end their season at 10-13 (5-2 NEC). The Bobcats will learn their NCAA Tournament opponent and destination on May 3 at 5 p.m.

April 16, 2011
Women's Tennis Blanks Saint Francis (Pa.), 4-0, In NEC Quarterfinals
Lisanne Steinert (Glauchau, Germany) and Lavinia Cristescu (West Hartford, Conn.) earned double victories as the top-seeded Quinnipiac women's tennis team defeated eighth-seeded Saint Francis (Pa.), 4-0, in Friday's Northeast Conference Tournament Quarterfinals. With the win, the Bobcats (12-8, 5-0 NEC) advance to face fourth-seeded Sacred Heart in the semifinals on Saturday after 2 p.m. The Red Flash ends its season at 4-15 (3-3 NEC).

April 13, 2011
Rachel Cantor, Juliet Labarthe Earn NEC Weekly Honors
Quinnipiac University women's tennis sophomore Rachel Cantor (Short Hills, N.J.) and freshman Juliet Labarthe (Oklahoma City, Okla.) have been named the Northeast Conference Player and Rookie of the Week, respectively, the league office today announced. The award is the third of the year for Cantor, and the eighth for Labarthe.

April 11, 2011
Women's Tennis Earns Top Seed In NEC Tournament; Men Third
The Quinnipiac University women's tennis team has earned the top seed in this weekend's Northeast Conference Tournament, the league office today announced. The Bobcats' men's tennis team was also slated third in the tournament, to be played this coming Friday through Sunday at Mercer County Park in West Windsor, N.J. The women's team will try for its sixth NEC title under Head Coach Michael Quitko, while the men's team looks to defend its title, having won four championships under Quitko.

April 11, 2011
Women's Tennis Defeats Villanova, 6-1
Five Quinnipiac women's tennis players earned double wins as the Bobcats defeated Villanova, 6-1, in a final non-conference tune-up prior to the Northeast Conference Tournament Monday afternoon. With the win, the Bobcats improve to 11-8, while Villanova falls to 4-12.

April 8, 2011
Women's Tennis Sweeps Sacred Heart, 7-0
All six Quinnipiac women's tennis players earned double wins as the Bobcats swept intrastate Northeast Conference rival Sacred Heart, 7-0, Thursday afternoon on the SHU Tennis Courts. With the win, the Bobcats improve to 10-8, including an unblemished 4-0 in the NEC. Sacred Heart falls to 10-6 (3-3 NEC).

April 5, 2011
Rachel Cantor Earns NEC Player of the Week
Quinnipiac University women's tennis sophomore Rachel Cantor (Short Hills, N.J.) has been named the Northeast Conference Player of the Week, the league office today announced. The award is the second of the year for Cantor, and the third of her career.

April 3, 2011
Women's Tennis Defeats NEC Rival Fairleigh Dickinson, 4-3
Freshman Lavinia Cristescu (West Hartford, Conn.) clinched the Quinnipiac University women's tennis team's 4-3 victory against NEC rival Fairleigh Dickinson with a three-set victory at No. 6 singles Saturday afternoon on the Quinnipiac Outdoor Tennis Courts. Cristescu joined Rachel Cantor (Short Hills, N.J.), Adrienne Markison (Princeton, N.J.) and Juliet Labarthe (Oklahoma City, Okla.) in earning singles victories for the Bobcats. With the win, the Bobcats improve to 9-7 (3-0 NEC), while the Knights fall to 6-10 (1-1 NEC).

April 3, 2011
Women's Tennis Falls To Stony Brook, 7-0, On Senior Day
Sarah Viebrock (Carmel, N.Y.) and Juliet Labarthe (Oklahoma City, Okla.) earned a victory at No. 2 doubles, but the Quinnipiac #$%^University women's tennis team was defeated by Stony Brook, 7-0, Sunday afternoon on the Quinnipiac Outdoor Tennis #$%^Courts. With the loss, the Bobcats fall to 9-8, while the Seawolves improve to 9-3.

March 30, 2011
Juliet Labarthe Earns NEC-Record Seventh Rookie of the Week
Quinnipiac University freshman Juliet Labarthe (Oklahoma City, Okla.) has been named the Northeast Conference Women's Tennis Rookie of the Week, the league office today announced. The freshman has now won a league-record seven NEC Rookie of the Week Awards, including the last four league rookie honors.

March 30, 2011
Women's Tennis Sweeps Fairfield, 7-0
Rachel Cantor (Short Hills, N.J.), Juliet Labarthe (Oklahoma City, Okla.) and Sarah Viebrock (Carmel, N.Y.) each earned double victories as the Quinnipiac University women's tennis team swept Fairfield, 7-0, Wednesday afternoon on the Walsh Athletic Center Courts. With the win, the Bobcats improve to 8-7, while the Stags fall to 6-7.

March 27, 2011
Women's Tennis Defeats Bryant, 4-3
Adrienne Markison (Princeton, N.J.), Juliet Labarthe (Oklahoma City, Okla.) and Sarah Viebrock (Carmel, N.Y.) each earned double wins as the Quinnipiac University women's tennis team defeated Bryant, 4-3, Saturday afternoon on the Quinnipiac Outdoor Tennis Courts. With the win, the Bobcats improve to 7-6 (2-0 NEC), while the Bulldogs fall to 6-8 (3-2 NEC).

March 27, 2011
No. 28 Yale Sweeps Women's Tennis, 7-0
The nationally-ranked No. 28 Yale University women's tennis team defeated Quinnipiac, 7-0, Sunday morning at the Cullman-Heyman Tennis Center. With the sweep, Quinnipiac freshman Juliet Labarthe's (Oklahoma City, Okla.) 10-match singles winning streak was snapped as the Bobcats fall to 7-7. The Bulldogs improve to 14-3 with the win.

March 23, 2011
Women's Tennis Defeats Hofstra, 4-3
Juliet Labarthe (Oklahoma City, Okla.) and Sarah Viebrock (Carmel, N.Y.) earned double wins as the Quinnipiac University women's tennis team defeated Hofstra, 4-3, Tuesday afternoon on the Quinnipiac Outdoor Tennis Courts. With the win, the Bobcats improve to 6-6, while the Pride fall to 6-4.

March 22, 2011
Juliet Labarthe Earns Sixth NEC Player of the Week, Third Rookie Honor
Quinnipiac University freshman Juliet Labarthe (Oklahoma City, Okla.) has been named the Northeast Conference Women's Tennis Player and Rookie of the Week, the league office today announced. The freshman has now won six NEC Rookie of the Week Awards, and three player of the week honors, including both awards in each of the last two weeks.

March 18, 2011
Oklahoma Baptist Edges Women's Tennis, 4-3
Juliet Labarthe (Oklahoma City, Okla.) extended her singles winning streak to eight matches, but the Quinnipiac University women's tennis team was defeated by Oklahoma Baptist, 4-3, Thursday evening. The loss concludes the Bobcats' spring break trip in Florida, where they went 3-1 to move to 5-6 overall. Oklahoma Baptist improved to 4-3.

March 16, 2011
Women's Tennis Defeats NCAA D-III No. 16 Washington University, 5-2
Three Quinnipiac University women's tennis players earned double wins to help the Bobcats to a 5-2 victory against Washington University (St. Louis), the nationally-ranked No. 16 team in NCAA Division III. Rachel Cantor (Short Hills, N.J.), Adrienne Markison (Princeton, N.J.) and Lisanne Steinert (Glauchau, Germany) each won twice for the Bobcats, who improved to 5-5 on the season. The Bears fell to 6-2 with the loss.

March 16, 2011
Juliet Labarthe Earns Fifth NEC Rookie of the Week, Second Player of the Week
Quinnipiac University freshman Juliet Labarthe (Oklahoma City, Okla.) has been named the Northeast Conference Women's Tennis Player and Rookie of the Week, the league office today announced. The freshman has now won five NEC Rookie of the Week Awards, and two player of the week honors. She closes to within one honor of teammate Rachel Cantor's (Short Hills, N.J.) record of six NEC Rookie of the Week Awards, and becomes the first freshman to win two NEC Player of the Week honors. Labarthe posted an unblemished week, going 4-0 to improve her season record to 26-6.

March 15, 2011
Women's Tennis Blanks Western Illinois, 7-0
Four Bobcats earned double wins as the Quinnipiac University women's tennis team swept Western Illinois, 5-2, Monday afternoon to begin a four-match spring break trip in Florida. Rachel Cantor (Short Hills, N.J.), Juliet Labarthe (Oklahoma City, Okla.), Sarah Viebrock (Carmel, N.Y.) and Lavinia Cristescu (West Hartford, Conn.) each won twice as the Bobcats improved to 3-5 on the season. The Leathernecks fall to 1-9.

March 15, 2011
Women's Tennis Defeats NEC Rival Long Island, 6-1
The Quinnipiac University women's tennis team took all six singles flights to defeat Northeast Conference rival, two-time defending NEC Champion and preseason favorite Long Island, 6-1, Tuesday afternoon. Rachel Cantor (Short Hills, N.J.), Adrienne Markison (Princeton, N.J.), Juliet Labarthe (Oklahoma City, Okla.), Sarah Viebrock (Carmel, N.Y.), Lisanne Steinert (Glauchau, Germany) and Lavinia Cristescu (West Hartford, Conn.) each accounted for singles points as the Bobcats improved to 4-5 (1-0 NEC) on the season. The Blackbirds fall to 1-4.

March 13, 2011
Northern Iowa Defeats Women's Tennis, 5-2
Quinnipiac's Juliet Labarthe (Oklahoma City, Okla.) and Sarah Viebrock (Carmel, N.Y.) were double winners for the second straight match, but the Bobcats women's tennis team was defeated by Northern Iowa, 5-2, Saturday afternoon at Army. With the loss, the Bobcats fall to 2-5 on the season, while the Panthers improve to 8-5.

March 9, 2011
Juliet Labarthe Earns Fourth NEC Rookie of the Week Award
Quinnipiac University freshman Juliet Labarthe (Oklahoma City, Okla.) has been named the Northeast Conference Women's Tennis Rookie of the Week for the fourth time this season, the league office today announced. Labarthe posted an unblemished week, going 4-0 to improve her season record to 22-6.

March 6, 2011
Women's Tennis Defeats Marist, 6-1
Quinnipiac's Juliet Labarthe (Oklahoma City, Okla.), Sarah Viebrock (Carmel, N.Y.), Lisanne Steinert (Glauchau, Germany) and Lavinia Cristescu (West Hartford, Conn.) were all double winners as the Bobcats women's tennis team defeated Marist, 6-1, Saturday evening. With the win, the Bobcats improve to 2-4 on the season, while the Red Foxes fall to 3-3.

March 5, 2011
Army Defeats Women's Tennis, 6-1
Quinnipiac freshman Juliet Labarthe (Oklahoma City, Okla.) was a double winner, but the Bobcats women's tennis team was defeated by host Army, 6-1, Friday evening. With the loss, the Bobcats fall to 1-4 on the season, while Army moves to 11-2.

February 27, 2011
Women's Tennis Falls At UMass, 6-1
Adrienne Markison (Princeton, N.J.) won her No. 2 singles match, but the Quinnipiac University women's tennis team was defeated at Massachusetts, 6-1, Saturday afternoon. With the loss, the Bobcats fall to 1-3, while the Minutewomen improve to 5-3.

February 20, 2011
Women's Tennis Defeats Fordham, 6-1
Five Bobcats earned double wins as the Quinnipiac University women's tennis team defeated Fordham, 6-1, Saturday afternoon on the QU Indoor Tennis Courts. Rachel Cantor (Short Hills, N.J.), Juliet Labarthe (Oklahoma City, Okla.), Sarah Viebrock (Carmel, N.Y.), Lisanne Steinert (Glauchau, Germany) and Lavinia Cristescu (West Hartford, Conn.) each won their singles and doubles matches to help the Bobcats (1-3) earn their first team victory of 2010-11. The loss drops Fordham to 1-6.

February 11, 2011
Women's Tennis Selected Third In NEC Preseason Poll
The Quinnipiac University women's tennis team has been selected to finish third in the Northeast Conference, the league office #$%^announced Friday. The NEC coaches picked two-time defending champion Long Island as the favorite to win the league title, #$%^while last year's runner-up, Fairleigh Dickinson, was selected second. LIU got four first-place votes, while FDU and Quinnipiac #$%^got three first-place votes apiece.

February 6, 2011
Boston University Defeats Women's Tennis, 7-0
The Quinnipiac University women's tennis team fell in its spring semester opener at Boston University, 7-0, Saturday afternoon at the Track and Tennis Center. With the loss, the Bobcats fall to 0-2 on the 2010-11 season.

October 24, 2010
Women's Tennis Wraps Up Play At ITA Northeast Regionals
The Quinnipiac University women's tennis duo of Juliet Labarthe (Oklahoma City, Okla.) and Sarah Viebrock (Carmel, N.Y.) split a pair of doubles matches as the Bobcats completed play in the ITA Northeast Regionals Saturday at Dartmouth College. Adrienne Markison (Princeton, N.J.) also fell in a marathon 3 ?-hour main draw first-round singles match to Army's Jamila Paul, 7-5, 6-7 (5), 6-1.

October 22, 2010
Women's Tennis Opens Play At ITA Northeast Regionals
Three Quinnipiac University women's tennis players took part in ITA Northeast Regional Qualifying Friday, but all three fell in the first round at Dartmouth College. Sophomores Sarah Viebrock (Carmel, N.Y.) and Rachel Cantor (Short Hills, N.J.) and freshman Juliet Labarthe (Oklahoma City, Okla.) were defeated in their first match.

October 21, 2010
Women's Tennis Falls At UConn, 5-2
Sophomore Sarah Viebrock (Carmel, N.Y.) and freshman Juliet Labarthe (Oklahoma City, Okla.) were both double winners, but the Quinnipiac University women's tennis team was defeated by UConn, 5-2, in the Bobcats' dual match opener. With the loss, the Bobcats fall to 0-1, while the Huskies improve to 1-1.

September 28, 2010
Juliet Labarthe Earns NEC Player of the Week, Third Straight Rookie of the Week Honor
Quinnipiac University freshman Juliet Labarthe (Oklahoma City, Okla.) has been named the Northeast Conference Women's Tennis Player and Rookie of the Week, the league office today announced. Labarthe won the three matches to advance to the West Point Eastern Tennis Invitational C Singles Championship Match, before falling in the finals. The player of the week honor is the first of Labarthe's young career, while she's won rookie of the week for the third time in as many weeks to begin her career.

September 26, 2010
Labarthe Cruises To C Singles Finals At West Point Eastern Tennis Invitational
Quinnipiac University women's tennis freshman Juliet Labarthe (Oklahoma City, Okla.) won a pair of matches by 6-2, 6-1, margins to cruise to the finals of the C Singles Flight at the West Point Eastern Tennis Invitational Saturday at Army. With the wins, Labarthe will face Amherst's Gabby Devlin for the championship tomorrow. With a win, Labarthe would become just the second Quinnipiac player to win a flight at the West Point Eastern Tennis Invitational, joining then-freshman Mary Wilson, who took the B Singles title in 2006.

September 26, 2010
Juliet Labarthe Edged In C Singles Final At West Point Eastern Tennis Invitational
Quinnipiac University women's tennis freshman Juliet Labarthe (Oklahoma City, Okla.) was defeated by Amherst's Gabby Devlin, 7-5, 6-4, in the C Singles Finals as the Bobcats wrapped up play at the West Point Eastern Tennis Invitational, Sunday at Army. Senior Adrienne Markison (Princeton, N.J.) was also in action Sunday, falling in the Duty Singles Alpha Semifinals to Amherst's Laura Danzig, 8-4.

September 25, 2010
Four Bobcats Advance To Eastern Tennis Invitational Quarterfinals
Quinnipiac University women's tennis players Adrienne Markison (Princeton, N.J.), Juliet Labarthe (Oklahoma City, Okla.), Lavinia Cristescu (West Hartford, Conn.) and Lisanne Steinert (Glauchau, Germany) each advanced to the quarterfinals of their respective flights on the first day of the West Point Eastern Tennis Invitational. Markison and Labarthe won a match each in the A and B Singles, respectively, while Cristescu and Steinert won their A Singles match.

September 21, 2010
Juliet Labarthe Earns Second Straight NEC Rookie of the Week Honor
Quinnipiac University freshman Juliet Labarthe (Oklahoma City, Okla.) has been named the Northeast Conference Women's #$%^Tennis Rookie of the Week for the second straight week after winning the Quinnipiac Invitational Flight B Singles Championship #$%^this past weekend.

September 19, 2010
Three Bobcats Advance To Quinnipiac Invitational Singles Semifinals
Quinnipiac University's Adrienne Markison (Princeton, N.J.), Sarah Viebrock (Carmel, N.Y.) and Juliet Labarthe (Oklahoma City, Okla.) won twice each Saturday to advance to the Quinnipiac Invitational singles semifinals. Markison won a pair of matches in the A Flight, while Viebrock and Labarthe also won twice each to comprise half the field remaining in the B Flight.

September 19, 2010
Juliet Labarthe Wins Quinnipiac Invitational Flight B Championship
Quinnipiac University freshman Juliet Labarthe (Oklahoma City, Okla.) won a pair of matches Sunday to win the Quinnipiac #$%^Invitational Flight B Singles Championship. With the two wins, Labarthe has now won 10 of her first 11 collegiate matches, #$%^including all four she's played in singles.

September 18, 2010
Markison Earns 100th Win As Women's Tennis Opens QU Invitational
Quinnipiac University's Adrienne Markison (Princeton, N.J.) and Rachel Cantor (Short Hills, N.J.) advanced to the Quinnipiac Invitational Flight A Doubles Semifinals with a pair of wins Friday afternoon at the Quinnipiac Outdoor Tennis Courts. The wins give Markison 101 for her career, making her the 14th Quinnipiac women's tennis player to reach 100 victories.

September 14, 2010
Women's Tennis Sweeps First NEC Weekly Awards
Quinnipiac University's Adrienne Markison (Princeton, N.J.) and Rachel Cantor (Short Hills, N.J.) have been named Northeast Conference Women's Tennis Players of the Week, while freshman Juliet Labarthe (Oklahoma City, Okla.) earned NEC Rookie of the Week, the league office today announced. Cantor and Markison combined to win the top flight championship at the Sacred Heart Doubles Invitational, while Labarthe paired with sophomore Sarah Viebrock (Carmel, N.Y.) to win the Flight 2 Championship.

September 12, 2010
QU Duos Win Top Two Flights At Sacred Heart Doubles Invitational
The Quinnipiac University women's tennis duos of Rachel Cantor (Short Hills, N.J.)/Adrienne Markison (Princeton, N.J.) and Juliet Labarthe (Oklahoma City, Okla.)/Sarah Viebrock (Carmel, N.Y.) won the top two flights at the season-opening Sacred Heart Doubles Invitational Saturday.