Feb. 4, 2013
FAIRFIELD, Conn. -
The Providence College women's tennis team kicked off spring play by defeating Fairfield University 4-0 on Saturday, Feb. 2 in Fairfield, Conn. The win moves the Friars overall record to 5-1 for the 2012-13 season.
The Friars and Stags started the match with doubles play. Senior Marisela Aviles-Duron (Tegucigalpa, Honduras) and junior Maria Clara Bernardez (Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic) fell to Monica Yajima and Alison Radde 8-2 at No. 1 doubles. The Friars fought back with wins at No. 2 and 3 doubles to earn the point.
Freshman Alana Prinos (Foxborough, Mass.) and sophomore Taylor Corder (Corinth, Miss.) defeated Sharissa Ryan and Nikki Jackson 8-5 at No. 2 doubles, while sophomore Karen Ramirez (San Juan, Puerto Rico) and freshman Hannah Zangari (Saunderstown, R.I.) defeated Maggie McLaughlin and Emma Samson 8-2 at No. 3 doubles.
In singles play Aviles-Duron defeated Yajima (6-3, 6-4) at No. 1 singles to give the Friars the 2-0 advantage in the match. With the win at No. 1 singles, Aviles-Duron remained undefeated in the No. 1 singles position this season.
Zangari followed Aviles-Duron with a win over Samson (6-2, 6-1) at No. 6 singles. Rounding out singles play was Corder at No. 4 singles, who defeated Jackson (6-3, 6-0). Corder's win put the match out of reach for the Stags.
Bernardez, Prinos and Ramirez did not finish their matches in singles play because the Friars had clinched the win.
Providence is back in action Sunday, Feb. 10 at 1:00 p.m. when it travels to Albany, N.Y. to take on Albany for the first time this season.