HAMDEN, Conn. – The Quinnipiac University women's tennis team concluded competition in the 16th annual Quinnipiac University Invitational on Sunday morning at the QU Outdoor Tennis Courts. The Bobcats fared very well against a talented field of teams, a tournament that featured three opponents out of the BIG EAST Conference.
Overall for the weekend, Head Coach Mike Quitko was very pleased with how the girls played in just their second tournament of the fall season. "The team is growing," said Head Coach Mike Quitko. "Every time we get out there, we are playing a little bit better. We have to work on getting into better shape because we had a little bit of cramping and it's important to be healthy. But if we stay healthy, we're going to be tough to beat."
A day after sophomore Ariana Launie (Milton, Mass.) and Mary Chupa (Bradenton, Fla.) collected for their first career doubles title, seniors Rachel Cantor (Short Hills, N.J.) and Erin Suvar (North Massapequa, N.Y.) took the courts in search for an individual championship. Unfortunately, the fellow classmates fell short in the semifinals to wrap up competition for the Bobcats.
Cantor faced off against BIG EAST foe Providence, and was hindered by nagging leg cramps throughout the match. PC's Marisela Aviles defeated Cantor, 6-0, 6-4, to advance to the finals of Flight "A". In Flight "D" action, Suvar took the court in the semifinals against Maria Rodriguez of Seton Hall. In what proved to be her final match in a QU Invitational, Suvar was defeated, 6-0, 7-5.
The 2012 fall season continues next weekend with the Army Invitational. Quinnipiac heads to West Point, N.Y. for a three-day stint against another talented field of teams.
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.
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