April 24, 2014

Top-Seeded Quinnipiac Women’s Tennis to take on Fourth-Seeded Marist in MAAC Semifinals on Saturday, April 26 at 2 PM

#1 Quinnipiac University Bobcats (11-10, 8-0 MAAC)
#4 Marist College Red Foxes (8-7, 5-3 MAAC)
2014 MAAC Women's Tennis Championships
Saturday, April 26 - Sunday, April 27 | 2 PM
Mercer County Park - West Windsor, N.J.

WEST WINDSOR, N.J. – The 2014 MAAC Tennis Championships begin this weekend, April 26-27 at Mercer County Park in West Windsor, N.J. Quinnipiac clinched the MAAC Regular-Season Title and will carry its perfect record into the semifinals. The Bobcats are set to face fourth-seeded Marist at 2 p.m. on Saturday afternoon.

Also at 2 p.m. the second-seeded Fairfield Stags and third-seeded Niagara Purple Eagles compete in the second semifinal matchup. Fairfield finished the regular season with a 7-1 record, while Niagara finished with a 6-2 record in MAAC play.

The championship matches will take place on Sunday, April 27 between the winners of the semifinal matches.

The joint MAAC Tennis and Rowing Awards Show will take place on Friday, April 25 at 6 p.m. and is free to viewers on MAAC.TV. 

Admission to the championship is free to fans who wish to attend.

Fans can follow the weekend's happenings on twitter by following @MAACSports and using the hashtag #MAACTennis.

LUCKY SEVEN
Under the direction of head coach Mike Quitko, Quinnipiac is in search of its seventh Division I Conference Championship. The Bobcats have six to their name, winning Northeast Conference Titles in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2011.

LAST TIME AGAINST MARIST
On April 9, 2014, Quinnipiac became the first team to clinch a spot in the MAAC Tournament Championships with a 5-2 win over Marist College at the QU Outdoor Tennis Courts. The Bobcats swept all three doubles matches and took points at No. 2, 4, 5 and 6 singles to secure the win. Jacqueline Raynor, Sydney Young, Kelsi Oliphant and Ariana Launie each won their individual matchups.

DOUBLES
#1 – Dzulynsky/Young (QU) def. Pang/Morlock (MC): 8-5
#2 – Raynor/Dassa (QU) def. Carlay/Eastman (MC): 8-0
#3 – Chupa/Oliphant (QU) def. Seitz/Campbell (MC): 8-4

SINGLES
#1 – Pang (MC) def. Dzulynsky (QU): 7-5, 3-6, 6-0
#2 – Raynor (QU) def. Morlock (MC): 6-1, 6-4
#3 – Campbell (MC) def. Dassa (QU): 6-4, 6-2
#4 – Young (QU) def. Carlay (MC): 6-0, 6-2
#5 – Oliphant (QU) def. Rohan (MC): 6-0, 6-2
#6 – Launie (QU) def. Seitz (MC): 6-3, 6-3

 

 

THE QUINNIPIAC UNIVERSITY WOMEN'S TENNIS LINEUP

Sophia Dzulynsky '16 Singles Wins Singles Losses Doubles Wins Doubles Losses
2012-13 Season (SU) 2 4 4 6
2013-14 Season 15 12 20 10
Total  17 16 24 16
Overall 41 32    
         
Jacqueline Raynor '15 Singles Wins Singles Losses Doubles Wins Doubles Losses
2011-12 Season 11 12 23 10
2012-13 Season 20 11 23 7
2013-14 Season 17 10 23 6
Total  48 33 69 23
Overall 117 56    
         
Michelle Dassa '15 Singles Wins Singles Losses Doubles Wins Doubles Losses
2011-12 Season 10 12 22 10
2012-13 Season 15 10 23 7
2013-14 Season 4 7 17 4
Total  29 29 62 21
Overall 91 50    
         
Sydney Young '17  Singles Wins Singles Losses Doubles Wins Doubles Losses
2013-14 Season 14 12 24 8
Total  14 12 24 8
Overall 38 20    
         
Kelsi Oliphant '17  Singles Wins Singles Losses Doubles Wins Doubles Losses
2013-14 Season 17 10 22 4
Total  17 10 22 4
Overall 39 14    
         
Mary Chupa '14 Singles Wins Singles Losses Doubles Wins Doubles Losses
2010-11 Season 14 7 9 11
2011-12 Season 8 10 6 8
2012-13 Season 11 14 16 10
2013-14 Season 9 7 18 5
Total  42 38 49 34
Overall 91 72    
         
Ariana Launie '15 Singles Wins Singles Losses Doubles Wins Doubles Losses
2011-12 Season 13 16 16 13
2012-13 Season 14 10 16 11
2013-14 Season 14 6 8 4
Total  41 32 40 28
Overall 81 60    
         
Daniella Reyes '17  Singles Wins Singles Losses Doubles Wins Doubles Losses
2013-14 Season 3 6 7 5
Total  3 6 7 5
Overall 10 11    
         
Nicole Keklik '13  Singles Wins Singles Losses Doubles Wins Doubles Losses
2012-13 Season 3 5 1 5
2013-14 Season 3 2 5 3
Total  6 7 6 8
Overall 12 15    
         
Rachel Horton '17  Singles Wins Singles Losses Doubles Wins Doubles Losses
2013-14 Season 4 4 14 3
Total  5 7 14 5
Overall 19 12    


WELCOME TO THE MAAC
Quinnipiac University officially joined the MAAC back in July of 2013, and has immediately made it mark in the league. With a women's tennis title this weekend, it would be the third QU team (Men's Soccer and Field Hockey) to win the championship in their first season in the conference.