March 7, 2013
ORLANDO, Fla. -
The Providence College women's tennis team was defeated by Saint Joseph's University, 4-3, on Tuesday, March 5. It was the first loss for the Friars on their spring break tournament in Florida. The loss moves the Friars overall record to 9-2 and 5-2 in spring play.
The Friars claimed the doubles point with wins at the No. 1 and 2 positions. Senior Marisela Aviles-Duron (Tegucigalpa, Honduras) and junior Maria Clara Bernardez (Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic) defeated Casey Robinson and Aurora Davis (8-4) at the No. 1 position. Sophomore Karen Ramirez (San Juan, Puerto Rico) and freshman Hannah Zangari (Saunderstown, R.I.) were defeated at the No. 3 position by Kelly Mulquin and Devi Jadeja. Freshmen Alana Prinos (Foxborough, Mass.) and Olivia Hogan (asdf) clinched the point with a win at the No. 2 position. Prinos and Hogan toppled Lauren Roy and Kristina Eisenbrand (8-3).
In singles play the Friars dropped matches at the No. 1,2,4 and 5 positions. Aviles-Duron was defeated at No. 1 by Robinson (6-1, 6-4), while Bernardez fell to Davis in a close match (3-6, 7-5, 10-8) at the No. 2 position.
Hogan and Ramirez were the last of the Friars to be defeated by the Hawks. Hogan fell at No. 4 singles to Jadeja (6-2, 6-1). Ramirez put up a long battle at the No. 5 position to Mulquin (4-6,6-2,17-15).
Prinos and Zangari notched the two Friar wins in singles play. Prinos earned a win over Eisenbrand (6-0, 6-1) at the No. 3 position, while Zangari earned a win at No. 3 singles over Polatnick (6-0, 6-2).
The Friars will travel to Scared Heart on March 15 for a 3:00 p.m. match with the Pioneers.