Labarthe Cruises To C Singles Finals At West Point Eastern Tennis Invitational

WEST POINT, N.Y. - 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.

Also winning matches Saturday were Adrienne Markison (Princeton, N.J.), Sarah Viebrock (Carmel, N.Y.), and the doubles tandem of Lavinia Cristescu (West Hartford, Conn.) and Lisanne Steinert (Glauchau, Germany).

Labarthe beat Marist's Maria Yurgel, 6-2, 6-1, in the quarterfinals before breezing by Pittsburgh's Jocelyn Lu by the same score in the semifinals.

Markison fell in the A Singles quarterfinals to Hofstra's Elena Ivanova, 6-2, 6-1, before bouncing back to defeat Army's Emily Stein, 8-1, in the Duty Singles Alpha quarterfinals.

Viebrock defeated Rhode Island's Kirsten Leikem, 8-2, in the D Singles consolation quarterfinals, before falling to UConn's Abby McKeon, 8-5, in the semifinals.

Cristescu and Steinert advanced to the B Doubles semifinals with an 8-6 victory over Fairleigh Dickinson's Irina Dementyeva and Dzana Ferhatbegaovic, before falling to Stony Brook's Fanny Charliquart and Gayatri Krishnan, 8-3.

West Point Eastern Tennis Invitational action resumes tomorrow morning at 9.