March 14, 2014
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The Providence College women's tennis team fell to the Seton Hall Pirates on March 8 at the East Providence Centre Courts in Providence, R.I. The Friars fell 7-0 in their first BIG EAST match of the season.
Action kicked off in doubles play, where senior Maria Clara Bernardez (Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic) and sophomore Olivia Hogan (Gaithersburg, Md.) fell to Rocio Portela and Chloe Sher (8-1) at the No. 1 position.
At the No. 2 doubles position, sophomores Alana Prinos (Foxborough, Mass.) and Hannah Zangari (Saunderstown, R.I.) were defeated by Madison Shoemaker and Hannah Liljekvist (8-7 ). In the No. 3 position, freshmen Jennifer DeLuca (Riverside, Conn.) and Amanda Pitocco (Warwick, R.I.) edged Anna Guryanova and Julia Keenan (8-7 ) for the lone win on the day.
Zangari kicked off the action in singles play in the No. 5 position, where she was defeated by Shoemaker (6-1, 6-0). Bernardez was the next Friar to finish singles play, as she fell (6-1, 6-2) to Sher in the No. 1 position.
DeLuca and junior Karen Ramirez (San Juan, Puerto Rico) competed in the No. 3 and 4 single positions, respectively. DeLuca fell (6-2, 6-4) to Portela, while Ramirez was defeated by Keenan (6-4, 6-2).
Hogan and Prinos wrapped up competition in the No. 6 and 2 positions, respectively. Hogan went head-to-head with Julie Martiny in the No. 6 position, but eventually fell in the third set (6-1, 4-6, 6-2). Prinos fell in a tough fought match to Liljekvist (7-6 , 6-4) to round out the day.
The Friars return to BIG EAST play on March 22, when they travel to Washington, D.C. to take on Georgetown in their second league match of the year.
Seton Hall 7 Providence 0 #1. Portela/Sher (Seton Hall) def. Bernardez/Hogan (Providence), 8-1 #2. Liljekvist/Shoemaker (Seton Hall) def. Prinos/Zangari (Providence), 8-7 (9) #3. DeLuca/Pitocco (Providence) def. Anna Guryanova/Keenan (Seton Hall), 8-7 (5) Order of Finish: 1, 3, 2
Singles #1 Chloe Sher (Seton Hall) def. Maria Clara Bernardez (Providence), 6-1, 6-2 #2. Hannah Liljekvist (Seton Hall) def. Alana Prinos (Providence), 7-6 (2), 6-4 #3. Rocio Portela (Seton Hall) def. Jennifer DeLuca (Providence), 6-2, 6-4 #4. Julia Keenan (Seton Hall) def. Karen Ramirez (Providence), 6-4, 6-2 #5. Madison Shoemaker (Seton Hall) def. Hannah Zangari (Providence), 6-1, 6-0 #6. Julie Martiny (Seton Hall) def. Olivia Hogan (Providence), 6-1, 4-6, 6-2 Order of Finish: 5, 1, 3, 4, 6, 2
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