Markison Earns 100th Win As Women's Tennis Opens QU InvitationalHAMDEN, Conn. - 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.
Markison and Cantor defeated Kristen Liu and Sharissa Ryan, 8-3, in the opening round, before pulling out a 9-8 (7-0 in the tiebreaker) victory over UConn's Abby McKeon and Alexa Gregory in the quarterfinals.
Three other Quinnipiac doubles duos won a match on Friday. Juliet Labarthe (Oklahoma City, Okla.) and Sarah Viebrock (Carmel, N.Y.) paired to defeat Fordham's Angelica Dabu and Hanna Fritzinger, 8-3, in the opening round of Flight A, before falling to Fairfield's Carolina Koladzyn and Monica Yajima, 8-6, in the quarterfinals.
Lisanne Steinert (Glauchau, Germany) and Lavinia Cristescu (West Hartford, Conn.) defeated Army's Kari Pope and Morgen Kiser, 9-8 (7-3 in the tiebreaker) in the opening round of Flight B, before falling to UConn's Lauren Wilmarth and Lucy Nutting, 8-4, in the quarterfinals.
After falling to Fordham's Bethany Boyle and Monika Chao, 8-0, in the Flight B opening round, Morgan Crystal (Ridgefield, Conn.) and Erin Suvar (North Massapequa, N.Y.) defeated Sacred Heart's Maggie Tooley and Michelle Aptekin, 8-6, in the Flight B Consolation Quarterfinals.
Quinnipiac Invitational action continues Saturday, when singles play commences at 9 a.m.