Bobcats Perfect Before Play Halted At Sacred Heart Doubles Festival

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FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Inclement weather hindered opening day of the 2012 fall season for the Quinnipiac University women's tennis team, as the Sacred Heart Doubles Festival was cancelled due to rain and thunderstorms in Fairfield County. Before the tournament was cancelled, several Bobcats collected wins in the opening round of the invitational.  

Senior tandem Sarah Viebrock (Carmel, N.Y.) and Rachel Cantor (Short Hills, N.J.) picked up right where they left off in the Spring; cruising to an easy victory in their opening match. Viebrock and Cantor, 15-4 when playing together a year ago, defeated URI's Galina Chernyk and Nithila Asokaraj, 8-1, for their first win of the season.

Jacqueline Raynor (Garden City, N.Y.) and Michelle Dassa (Marlboro, N.J.) joined Viebrock and Cantor in the win column, as the sophomore duo topped a pair from Providence College. Raynor and Dassa, who posted a team-best 22-4 record last season, knocked off Hannah Zanguri and Karen Ramirez, 8-1, for their first win of 2012-13.   

In the last match to be played, junior transfer Mary Chupa (Bradenton, Fla.) and freshman Ariana Launie (Milton, Mass.) kept the unbeaten streak alive with their first win of the season. The Bobcat pairing handed Providence College another loss, defeating Alaina Primos and Olivia Hogan, 8-4, in the opening match. The triumph marked Chupa's first win in a Bobcat uniform.

The Bobcats are back in action on Friday, September 14 with the opening day of the Quinnipiac University Invitational. First serve is set for 3 p.m. at the QU Outdoor Tennis Courts on Mount Carmel Avenue.

Quinnipiac fans should refer to the Official Website of Quinnipiac Athletics, www.QuinnipiacBobcats.com, for any schedule changes as well as the latest news, scores and highlights. The 2012-13 Quinnipiac Women's Tennis Schedule will also be available for download at www.QuinnipiacBobcats.com for all mobile devices, including iPhones and iPads, as well as all desktop computers.

Contact: Tony Distasio; ardistasio@quinnipiac.edu