March 18, 2013
NEW HAVEN, Conn. - On Friday, March 15, senior Marisela Aviles-Duron (Tegucigalpa, Honduras) and the Friars defeated Sacred Heart, 6-1, in New Haven, Conn. Providence swept doubles with wins in all three positions.
Aviles-Duron and junior Maria Clara Bernardez (Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic) defeated Gabi Kaldan and Nicole Rydzewski (8-7, 4) at the No. 1 doubles position. With the win the pair now holds the record for most partner wins at the No. 1 position, 44 wins in the last three seasons.
Freshman Alana Prinos (Foxborough, Mass.) and sophomore Taylor Corder (Corinth, Miss.) defeated Lindsey Post and Paige Olson (8-3) at the No. 2 position, while sophomore Karen Ramirez (San Juan, Puerto Rico) and freshman Hannah Zangari (Saunderstown, R.I.) toppled Alyssa Migliorini and Haley Dubits at the No. 3 position (8-3).
In singles play, the Friars took matches at the No. 1, 2, 3, 4 and 6 positions to give them the largest win margin since the start of spring play.
Aviles-Duron defeated Kaldan (6-4, 6-2) for her 73 career win at the No. 1 position. Following Aviles-Duron was doubles partner, Bernardez, who earned a win over Katie DeRienzo (6-4, 6-2) at the No. 2 singles position.
Prinos and Corder earned wins at the No. 3 and 4 positions, respectively. Prinos breezed by Rydzewski (6-1, 6-2), while Corder took down Post (6-2, 6-3).
Zangari continued her unbeaten streak since the start of spring play with her sixth win. Zangari showed a strong performance with a win over Migliorini (6-1, 6-2) at No. 6 singles.
Ramirez fell to Olson (6-1, 6-4) at No. 5 singles in the Friars lone loss of the day.
The Friars are back in action on March 23 and 24 when they travel to Syracuse, N.Y. to take on Syracuse and Seton Hall to kick off their conference play. The Friars will play Syracuse on Saturday, March 23 at 3:00 p.m. before taking on Seton Hall on Sunday, March 24 at 10:00 a.m.
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