April 18, 2013
TAMPA, Fla. - The Providence College women's tennis team fell to DePaul, 4-0, on Thursday, April 18 in Tampa, Fla. in the opening round of the BIG EAST Championships. The Friars entered the match as the No. 12 seed, while DePaul was seeded fifth.
The Friars fell two matches to one in doubles play to give the Blue Demons a 1-0 advantage. Sophomore Taylor Corder (Corinth, Miss.) and freshman Alana Prinos (Foxborough, Mass.) fell at the No. 2 position to Jasmin Kling and Patricia Fargas (8-2). Senior Marisela Aviles-Duron (Tegucigalpa, Honduras) and junior Maria Clara Bernardez (Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic) were the lone pair to earn a win. Aviles-Duron and Bernardez defeated Matea Cutura and Ana Vladutu (8-4) at the No. 1 position to even the score at one match apiece heading into No. 3 doubles. Freshmen Hannah Zangari(Saunderstown, R.I.) and Oliva Hogan (Gaithersburg, Md.) dropped the No. 3 doubles match to by Zaina Sufi and Jarret Fisher (9-7).
Providence was not able to rally during singles play to make a comeback. Zangari was the first to be deafeated. She competed at the No. 5 position, where she fell to Fisher (6-0, 6-0) to give DePaul a 2-0 lead.
Prinos was defeated by Vladutu at No. 3 singles (6-1, 6-0). Down 3-0, sophomore Karen Ramirez(San Juan, Puerto Rico) was defeated at the No. 6 position by Sufi (6-2, 6-2).
The Friars will take on Connecticut at noon tomorrow, Friday, April 19 as they continue play at the BIG EAST Championships.