Women's Tennis Falls To Bryant, 5-2, In NEC Action

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HAMDEN, Conn. – The Quinnipiac University women's tennis team endured its first Northeast Conference setback on Saturday afternoon, as the Bobcats were defeated by Bryant University, 5-2 at the QU Outdoor Tennis Courts. With the loss, the Bobcats fall to 3-6 overall and 1-1 in league competition. The Bulldogs improve to 8-3, 2-0 in conference play.

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Sarah Viebrock (Carmel, N.Y.) was perfect on the day for the Bobcats, as the junior earn a singles' triumph and assisted Rachel Cantor (Short Hills, N.J.) in a No. 1 doubles' win. Viebrock and Cantor topped Stephanie Smyers and Lucy Bird, 8-3, however the Bobcats couldn't solidify the point in the next two matches.

Viebrock put the Bobcats on the board with the team's first point in No. 3 singles'. She defeated Devlin-Ann Ammendola, 6-2, 6-1, for her 10th win of the season. Michelle Dassa (Marlboro, N.J.) then went on to add another point in No. 4, when she outlasted May Vickers, 7-5, 7-6 (4). Unfortunately, the Bulldogs held off the charge with victories in No. 5 and No. 6 for the conference win.

Bryant returns to the clay tomorrow afternoon at UConn. First server is set for 12 p.m. in Storrs, Conn.

The Bobcats are back in action against Hofstra tomorrow afternoon. First serve is set for 1 p.m. in Long Island, N.Y. For all information regarding the women's tennis program, please visit www.QuinnipiacBobcats.com.

No. 1 – (QU) Cantor/Viebrock Def. (B) Smyers/L. Bird: 8-3
No. 2 – (B) Hidalgo/Brandao Def. (Q) Raynor/Dassa: 8-6
No. 3 – (B) R. Bird/Ammendola Def. Cristescu/Launie: 8-1

No. 1 – (B) Hidalgo Def. (QU) Cantor: 7-5, 6-4
No. 2 – (B) Brandao Def. (QU) Raynor: 6-2, 6-2
No. 3 – (QU) Viebrock Def. (B) Ammendola: 6-2, 6-1
No. 4 – (QU) Dassa Def. (B) Vickers: 7-5, 7-6 (4)
No. 5 – (B) Smyers Def. (QU) Launie: 6-1, 7-6 (4)
No. 6 – (B) R. Bird Def. (QU) Cristescu: 6-3, 6-0

Contact: Tony Distasio; ardistasio@quinnipiac.edu