CAYCE, S.C. -
The Providence College women’s tennis team took on Butler in the 2017 BIG EAST Women's Tennis Championships Presented by Jeep, on Friday, April 28 at the Cayce Tennis & Fitness Center in Cayce, S.C. The No. 10 seed Friars were outpaced the No. 8 Bulldogs, 4-1.
The Friars jumped to an early lead, earning the doubles point. Senior Amanda Pitocco (Warwick, R.I.) partenered up with freshman Aidan Epstein (Fairway, Kan.) to take No. 1 singles, 6-2. The Bulldogs fought back to win No. 2 singles, but the Friar pairing of Katherine DeNucci (Glastonbury, Conn.) and Annie DaSilva (East Greenwich, R.I.) sealed the point by winning third doubles, 6-3.
Butler went on to win sixth, first, third, and fourth singles consecutively to pull ahead 4-1 and clinch the match.
This marks the end of match play for Providence College in their 2016-17 season, as the Friars close out the year with a 4-14 mark.
Butler 4, Providence 1
1. Bailey Padgett (BU) def. Risa Takenaka (PC) 6-4, 6-2
2. Rachel Sutton (BU) vs. Amanda Pitocco (PC) 7-6, unfinished
3. Jocelyn Koester (BU) def. Aidan Epstein (PC) 6-0, 6-3
4. Kailey Eaton (BU) def. Katie Marvin (PC) 6-2, 7-5
5. Carla O'Bryne (BU) vs. Katherine DeNucci (PC) 4-6, 6-0, unfinished
6. Nina Bertino (BU) def. Natalie Pitocco (PC) 6-1, 6-0
1. Amanda Pitocco/Aidan Epstein (PC) def. Bailey Padgett/Rachel Sutton (BU) 6-2
2. Jordan Minnick/Jocelyn Koester (BU) def. Katie Marvin/Risa Takenaka (PC) 6-4
3. Katherine DeNucci/Annie DaSilva (PC) def. Kailey Eaton/Callie Schmit (BU) 6-3
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