CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Two Bobcats – junior Jacqueline Raynor (Garden City, N.Y.) and sophomore Sophia Dzulynsky (Miramar, Fla.) – hit the tennis courts on Saturday afternoon as the Quinnipiac University women's tennis team participated in the third day of competition at the USTA/Intercollegiate Tennis Association Northeast Regional Championships, hosted by Harvard University at the Murr Center in Cambridge, Mass.
In search of her 95th career win, Raynor met Army's Jamila Paul in the Round of 64 in the Main Draw. After two wins in qualifiers, Raynor's run came to an end with her fourth loss of the fall season. Paul won by a final count of 7-5, 6-1 to advance to the Round of 32 and a match-up with Yale's Hanna Yu. Raynor has 94 career wins to her name, 39 wins at singles and 56 at doubles, standing just six away from 100 for her career at Quinnipiac.
Dzulynsky was the other Bobcat in action, but was unfortunately forced to retire after a fantastic start against Kelsey Shea (Colgate). Dzulynsky was up 2-0 early on but suffered an injury which kept her from finishing the match. Shea advanced by default and faced Lauren Davis of Boston University in the next round.
In doubles action, freshmen Sydney Young (Austin, Texas) and Rachel Horton (Stamford, Conn.) won twice on Friday and advanced to the Round of 16, which will take place on Sunday. Young and Horton, who are 14-2 when paired together this year, will take on Hannah Camhi and Dayna Lord of Brown University.
The ITA Northeast Regional is one of 24 USTA/ITA Regional Championships for NCAA Division I men and women taking place over these middle two weekends of October at campuses throughout the country. Players are competing for an automatic entry into the 2013 USTA/ITA National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships Nov. 7-10 at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, N.Y. Singles and doubles champions will receive a berth. More than 100 women's collegiate tennis players are competing at Harvard.
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