Women's Tennis Swings Past Sacred Heart, 6-1, In NEC Showdown

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HAMDEN, Conn. – Junior Sarah Viebrock (Carmel, N.Y.) collected career wins No. 94 and 95 on Tuesday afternoon, as the Quinnipiac University women's tennis team extended its winning streak to three matches with a 6-1 triumph over Sacred Heart University at the QU Outdoor Tennis Courts. With the win, the Bobcats improve to 7-9 overall and climb back to the .500 mark in NEC competition at 2-2.

The Bobcats used two strong showings in the doubles segment to take an early 1-0 advantage. Viebrock and Rachel Cantor (Short Hills, N.J.) defeated Kate Donnelly and Kristina Chao, 8-5, in No. 1 and Michelle Dassa (Marlboro, N.J.) and Jacqueline Raynor (Garden City, N.Y.) cruised past Lauren Rydzewski and Kristin Legenza, 8-1, in No. 2 for the point.

After a brief intermission, Quinnipiac picked up right where they left off in singles competition. Raynor collected her 11th win of the season against Rydzewski, 6-1, 6-2, in No. 2, Viebrock picked up her 95th career win against Donnelly, 6-3, 6-1, in No. 3, Dassa topped Chao, 6-1, 6-1, Ariana Launie (Milton, Mass.) defeated Legenza, 6-1, 6-1, and Lavinia Cristescu (West Hartford, Conn.) topped Maggie Tooley, 6-2, 6-0, in No. 6 for the final point.

Sacred Heart, now 8-10 overall and 3-2 in league play, hosts Rhode Island on Thursday afternoon in Fairfield. First serve is scheduled for 2 p.m.

The Bobcats return to the court on Saturday, April 14 with an away match at Stony Brook. First serve is set for 12 p.m. in Stony Brook, N.Y. For all information regarding the women's tennis program, please visit www.QuinnipiacBobcats.com.

No. 1 – (QU) Cantor/Viebrock Def. (SHU) Donnelly/Chao: 8-5
No. 2 – (QU) Raynor/Dassa Def. (SHU) Rydzewski/Legenza: 8-1
No. 3 – (SHU) Kaldan/Dubits Def. (QU) Launie/Cristescu: 9-7

No. 1 – (SHU) Kaldan Def. (QU) Cantor: 6-3, 6-2
No. 2 – (QU) Raynor Def. (SHU) Rydzewski: 6-1, 6-2
No. 3 – (QU) Viebrock Def. (SHU) Donnelly: 6-3, 6-1
No. 4 – (QU) Dassa Def. (SHU) Chao: 6-1, 6-1
No. 5 – (QU) Launie Def. (SHU) Legenza: 6-1, 6-1
No. 6 – (QU) Cristescu Def. (SHU) Tooley: 6-2, 6-0

Contact: Tony Distasio; ardistasio@quinnipiac.edu