Sept. 8, 2008
The Providence College women’s tennis team opened its 2008 fall season on Sunday, September 7 in Fairfield, Conn. at the Sacred Heart Doubles Tournament. Matches were originally set for Saturday, but due to weather conditions, the tournament was delayed until Sunday.
Representing the Friars in the No. 1 spot was the duo of seniors Meghan Gilroy (Fairfield, Conn.) and Ashley Rissolo (Southport, Conn.). In the No. 2 position was junior Jen Cusack (Bayport, N.Y.) and sophomore Ayushi Sinha (Mumbai, India). Splitting time in the No. 3 slot was the duo of sophomores Liz Gillis (Mattapoisett, Mass.) and Courtney Fuller (Newtown, Conn.) as well as senior Katie-Sue Scullin (Liverpool, N.Y.) and freshman Melanie Albert. Scullin and Albert were the only Friars on the day to earn a win, when they defeated Sacred Heart’s Kristina Chao and Lindsey Scierka, 8-7.
The Friars face their first head-to-head matchup of the season on Saturday, September 13 when they travel to in-state rival Bryant University in Smithfield, R.I. Matches are set to begin at 10:30 a.m.
1 Donnelly/Betz (SHU) def. Gilroy/Rissolo, 8-4
1 LoRusso/Herb (UConn) def. Gilroy/Rissolo, 8-1
1 Doci/Stanimirovic (NJIT) def. Gilroy/Rissolo, 8-3
1 Czarnecki/Downing (Bryant) def. Gilroy/Rissolo, 8-4
2 Tatler/Smith (Albany) def. Sinha/Cusack, 8-6
2 Cheung/Gregory (UConn) def. Sinha/Cusack, 8-3
2 Downing/Finkelstein (SHU) def. Sinha/Cusack, 8-3
2 Searle/Moritz (UConn) def. Sinha/Cusack, 8-2
3 Crowley/Coughlin (Albany) def. Fuller/Gillis, 8-5
3 Granville/Chapman (Bryant) def. Scullin/Albert, 8-5
3 Cerrone/Amberg (Fairfield) def. Fuller/Gillis, 8-1
3 Scullin/Albert def. Chao/Scierka (SHU), 8-7