PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The Providence College women's tennis team opened the 2017-18 season today with a match against Johnson and Wales University. The Friars came out with a high-energy performance, topping their cross-city opponents, 7-0.
The Friars opened the match strong, led by the pair of seniors Katie Marvin and freshman Lauryn Jacobs, who won No. 2 doubles, quickly and decisively, 6-1. Sophomores Natalie Pitocco and Emily Collins also opened strong, winning at No. 3 doubles, 6-2.
The Friars came out equally as strong in singles action, winning each first set. Sophomore Aiden Epstein led the way sweeping to victory, 6-0, 6-0, in No. 3 singles.
Head coach Jakob Klaeson said after that game, "I'm very happy with how the girls played today, it was great to see everyone out there competing, especially the freshmen in their first opportunities."
Providence College returns to action on Friday, September 15 at the Quinnipiac Fall Invitational.
PROVIDENCE COLLEGE VS. JOHNSON AND WALES - RESULTS
Sept. 7, 2017
Providence College Tennis Courts • Providence, R.I.
No. 1: PC - Risa Takenaka/Aidan Epstein def. JWU – Nina Cohen/Delaney Macchirole, 7-6
No. 2: PC – Katie Marvin/Lauryn Jacobs def. JWU – Madison Hernandez/Holly Olson, 6-1
No. 3: PC – Natalie Pitocco/Emily Collins def. JWU – Ashley Hartford/Victoria Pizzulo, 6-2
No. 1: PC - Risa Takenaka def. JWU – Nina Cohen, 6-1, 6-2
No. 2: PC – Katie Marvin def. JWU – Taylor Klein, 6-2, 7-5
No. 3: PC – Aidan Epstein def. JWU – Lauren Torre, 6-0, 6-0
No. 4: PC – Lauryn Jacobs def. JWU – Delany Macchirole, 6-1, 7-5
No. 5: PC – Sera Satkowski def. JWU – Madison Hernandez, 6-2, 6-0
No. 6: PC – Grace Goyette def. JWU – Holly Olson, 6-1, 2-6, 10-3
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