Dominique Vasile

Women's Tennis QU Athletic Communications

Women's Tennis Heads to West Point Invite

QUINNIPIAC @ WEST POINT INVITE
Sept. 28-30 | West Point, N.Y.
 
Opponents: Army West Point, Binghamton, Bryant, Colgate, Columbia, Connecticut, Fairfield, Fordham, Lehigh, Marist, Montana, NJIT, Quinnipiac, Sacred Heart, St. Bonaventure, St. Francis, St. John's, Stony Brook, Syracuse and Valparaiso.
 
HAMDEN, Conn. – Quinnipiac women's tennis returns to action when they head to West Point, N.Y. to compete in the West Point Invite. The invite will consist of 20 teams and run from Friday until Sunday.
 
LAST TIME OUT
  • Quinnipiac women's tennis sophomore Dominique Vasile (Bingham Farms, MI) traveled to the West Coast to compete in the 2018 Oracle ITA Masters singles tournament from Sept. 20-23. Vasile fell in two singles matches over the weekend at the Malibu Racquet Club.
  • In just four years of existence, Oracle ITA Masters has established itself as one of the premier events in all of collegiate tennis. The 2018 singles tournament once again featured 32-player singles brackets on the men's and women's side, with invitations sent to one man and one woman from each Division I conference.
 
LAST TIME AT WEST POINT INVITE
  •  Dominique Vasile (Bingham Farms, Michigan) defeated Michal Matson from Seton Hall, 8-2, in the championship of the B Singles Consolation on the final day of the invite last year.
  • Vasile had 4 wins during the weekend.
  • Layla Rodriguez (Rancho Santa Margarita, California) picked up another victory on Sunday before falling in the championship match of the A Singles Consolation bracket.
 
 DEFENDING CHAMPS
  • The Bobcats are coming off their fifth-straight MAAC Championship in 2017-18, posting a perfect 7-0 record in regular season conference action. Quinnipiac finished the 2018 MAAC Championship with two singles victories 15 seconds apart, lifting the program to a 4-1 win over Marist at the Mercer County Tennis Center on April 29, 2018.
HEAD COACH PAULA MILLER
  • Paula Miller enters her fifth season as the Director of Tennis and Women's Tennis Head Coach in 2018-19, after a successful season in which Quinnipiac women's tennis reached their 11th NCAA Tournament Appearance in the Division I era after winning the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Championship title for the fifth straight year.
  • Miller also earned her fourth consecutive MAAC Coach of the Year Award as she guided the Bobcats to their fifth straight MAAC Regular Season Championship with a fifth straight perfect year in the MAAC.
  • The Bobcats went 7-0 in the regular season before claiming two more wins in the MAAC Tournament, to improve to a perfect 47-0 against league opponents since joining the MAAC in 2013-14.
STORYLINES
  • Sophomore Dominique Vasile (Bingham Farms, MI) returns to the Bobcats after an impressive freshman year. She was named 2017-18 MAAC Player of the Year and MAAC Rookie of the Year, and was selected to the First-Team All-MAAC team at No. 1 singles and No. 2 doubles. She finished 17-5 in singles last year, leading the program in win percentage.
  • The reining MAAC Championship Most Outstanding Performer Jennifer Lu (Cypress, CA) returns for her senior year with the Bobcats. Lu posted a team-high 20 wins in singles (20-14) and a team-best 18 wins in doubles (18-13) in 2017-18, earning All-MAAC First Team status at No. 2 singles.
  • Proyfon Lohaphaisan (Santa Clara, CA) also returns for her senior year in 2018-19 after posting 34 total wins last season. She went 19-11 in singles play and 15-10 in doubles action, earning First Team All-MAAC status at No. 5 singles and No. 2 doubles.
  • Sophomore Courtney Nash (Andover, Mass.) was a First-Team All-MAAC performer at No. 6 singles last year, finishing with a 17-8 mark in singles play.
  • Sophomore Payton Bradley (Downington, PA) was named First-Team All-MAAC for No. 3 singles, compiling 25 total wins in 2017-18.
  • Layla Rodriguez (Rancho Santa Margarita) was named to the All-MAAC First Team in No. 4 singles, earning 15 singles wins and 15 doubles wins last year.
 
 
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