March 16, 2011

Women's Tennis Defeats NCAA D-III No. 16 Washington University, 5-2

ORLANDO, Fla. - 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.

Cantor and Markison combined on an 8-4 victory at No. 2 doubles against Natalie Tingir and Kate Klein. Cantor then got past Tingir, 6-2, 7-6 (9-7), at No. 1 singles, while Markison defeated Klein, 6-2, 7-6 (7-1), at No. 2 singles.

Steinert paired with Lavinia Cristescu (West Hartford, Conn.) on an 8-6 victory at No. 3 doubles against Elise Sambol and Theresa Petraskova to clinch the doubles point. Steinert then defeated Petraskova, 7-6 (7-5), 6-1, at No. 5 singles.

Also earning a singles win, her seventh straight, was Juliet Labarthe (Oklahoma City, Okla.). The Bobcats' freshman defeated Betsy Edershile, 6-1, 6-0, at No. 3 singles.

The Bobcats conclude spring break action in Florida Thursday, when they face Oklahoma Baptist. First serve is scheduled for 8 a.m. in Orlando, Fla.