April 14, 2014
CINCINATTI, Ohio - The Providence College women's tennis team went 0-3 over the course of the week to close out its regular season. The Friars dropped a 4-3 decision against Sacred Heart in their final home match on April 9. Providence followed up with two road losses against BIG EAST foes Creighton and Xavier. The Friars fell 4-3 to Creighton on April 12 and 7-0 on April 13 to Xavier.
Sophomore Alana Prinos (Foxborough, Mass.) led the Friars, collecting a combined singles and doubles record of 3-3 on the week. Prinos went undefeated in singles play with wins over Gabi Kaldan (7-6 (1), 6-2) of Sacred Heart and Analese Snyder (6-3, 6-3) of Creighton. Alex Brinker of Xavier finally snapped (6-1, 6-3) Prinos' singles winning streak.
Freshman Jennifer DeLuca (Riverside, Conn.) and junior Karen Ramirez (San Juan, Puerto Rico) each collected wins against Sacred Heart in single play. DeLuca bested Lindsey Post (7-5, 6-1) at the No. 3 position, while Ramirez collected a win over Sacred Heart foe Paige Olson (6-4, 5-7, 3-1 ret.) in the No. 4 position. Sophomore Olivia Hogan (Gaithersburg, Md.) also earned a singles win with a victory over Karlin Naslund of Creighton (6-4, 6-3) at the No. 6 position.
In doubles play, Prinos, along with doubles partner sophomore Hannah Zangari (Saunderstown, R.I.), defeated Snyder and Amanda Noonan (8-2) at the No. 2 position against Creighton. DeLuca and classmate Amanda Pitocco (Warwick, R.I.) teamed up to defeat Naslund and Sam Anderson of Creighton (8-4) to give Providence the doubles point.
Sacred Heart 4, Providence 3 Doubles 1. Post/Olson def. Bernardez/Ramirez, 8-6 2. DeRienzo/Rydzewski def. Prinos/Zangari, 8-5 3. Kaldan/Gurda def. DeLuca/Pitucco, 8-4
Singles 1. K. DeRienzo (SHU) def. Maria Clara Bernardez (PC), 4-6, 6-1, 6-3 2. Alana Prinos (PC) def. G. Kaldan (SHU) 7-6 (1), 6-2 3. Jennifer DeLuca (PC) def. L. Post (SHU), 7-5, 6-1 4. Karen Ramirez (PC) def. P. Olson (SHU), 6-4, 5-7, 3-1 (retired) 5. N. Rydzewski (SHU) def. Hannah Zangari, 6-2, 6-1 6. T. Gurda (SHU) def. Olivia Hogan, 6-0, 7-5
Creighton 4, Providence 3 Doubles 1. Hartjes/Nelsen (CU) def. Bernardez/Ramirez (PC) 8-1 2. Prinos/Zangari (PC) def. Snyder/Noonan (CU) 8-2 3. DeLuca/Amanda Pitocco (PC) def. Anderson/Naslund (CU) 8-4
Singles 1. J. Hartjes (CU) def. Maria Clara Bernardez (PC) 6-1, 6-1 2. Alana Prinos (PC) def. A. Snyder (CU) 6-3, 6-3 3. K. Nelson (CU) def. Jennifer DeLuca (PC) 2-6, 7-6 (2), 7-6 (4) 4. A. Noonan (CU) def. Karen Ramirez (PC) 2-6, 7-5, 6-4 5. S. Anderson (CU) def. Hannah Zangari (PC) 6-1, 6-2 6. Olivia Hogan (PC) def. K. Naslund (CU) 6-4, 6-3
Xavier 7, Providence 0 Doubles 1. Liggins/Brinker (XU) def. Bernardez/Hogan (PC) 8-0 2. Di Lorenzo/Patton (XU) def. Prinos/Ramirez (PC) 8-2 3. Westling/Wolf (XU) led DeLuca/Pitocco (PC) 7-5, Did Not Finish
Singles 1. S. Liggins (XU) def. Maria Clara Bernardez (PC) 6-0, 6-1 2. A. Brinker (XU) def. Alana Prinos (PC) 6-1, 6-3 3. C. Di Lorenzo (XU) def. Jennifer DeLuca (PC) 6-1, 6-0 4. D. Patton (XU) def. Karen Ramirez (PC) 6-2, 6-2 5. A. Wolf (XU) def. Olivia Hogan (PC) 6-1, 6-1 6. L. Oosterbaan (XU) def. Amanda Pitocco (PC) 6-3, 6-4
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