Women’s Tennis Sweeps Future MAAC Foe Marist, 7-0

WEST POINT, N.Y. – The Quinnipiac University women's tennis team completed a 7-0 sweep on Friday evening, as the Bobcats cruised past future Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) foe Marist at the Lichtenberg Tennis Center in West Point, N.Y. With the win, Quinnipiac improved to 4-1 for the first time since the 2009-10 campaign.

"It was great to take all seven points from a future MAAC opponent," said head coach Mike Quitko, who earned career win No. 491. "We have been playing really well lately and are looking forward to challenging Army tomorrow morning."

The top two pairings for Quinnipiac were terrific again for the Bobcats. Rachel Cantor (Short Hills, N.J.) and Sarah Viebrock (Carmel, N.Y.) outlasted Joana Sun and Karly Pang, 8-6, at No. 1, while Jacqueline Raynor (Garden City, N.Y.) and Michelle Dassa (Marlboro, N.J.) solidified the point with an 8-4 win over Marielle Campbell and Melissa Carlay  at No. 2.

Singles play featured much of the same, as Quinnipiac swept through without surrendering a set to the Red Foxes. Cantor inched closer to 17th place on the all-time win-list at QU, defeating Pang, 6-4, 6-2, at No. 1. Raynor got back on track with a 7-6, 6-0 win at No. 2, while Viebrock climbed closer to 12th place on the all-time win-list with a victory at No. 3. Dassa topped Campbell, 6-3, 6-1, at No. 4; Mary Chupa (Bradenton, Fla.) defeated Sabrina Tahir, 6-1, 6-3, at No. 5; and Ariana Launie (Milton, Mass.) defeated Lisa Ventimiglia, 6-1, 6-0, at No. 6. Erin Suvar (North Massapequa, N.Y.) was also successful in an exhibition match, defeating Adrienne Sieverding, 6-1, 6-0.

# 1: Cantor/Viebrock (Quinnipiac) def. Sun/Pang (Marist): 8-6
# 2: Raynor/Dassa (Quinnipiac) def. Campbell/Carlay (Marist): 8-4
# 3: Raynor/Tahir (Marist) def. Chupa/Launie (Quinnipiac): 8-6

# 1: Rachel Cantor (Quinnipiac) def. Pang (Marist): 6-4, 6-2
# 2: Jacqueline Raynor (Quinnipiac) def. Sun (Marist): 7-6, 6-0
# 3: Sarah Viebrock (Quinnipiac) def. Carlay (Marist): 6-4, 6-3
# 4: Michelle Dassa (Quinnipiac) def. Campbell (Marist): 6-3, 6-1
# 5: Mary Chupa (Quinnipiac) def. Tahir (Marist): 6-1, 6-3
# 6: Ariana Launie (Quinnipiac) def. Ventimiglia (Marist): 6-1, 6-0
Exhibition match: Erin Suvar (Quinnipiac) def. Sieverding (Marist): 6-1, 6-0

Quinnipiac resumes play early tomorrow morning at the Lichtenberg Tennis Center. The Bobcats will square off with the Knights of Army.

Quinnipiac fans should refer to the Official Website of Quinnipiac Athletics, www.QuinnipiacBobcats.com, for the latest news, scores and highlights. The 2012-13 Quinnipiac Women's Tennis Schedule is also 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