Sept. 22, 2013
Providence, R.I. - The Providence College women's tennis team wrapped up play at the Brown Invitational on Sunday, Sept. 22. The Friars competed Friday, Sept. 20 through Sunday, Sept. 22 in Providence, R.I. at Brown University. Providence concluded the invitational by claiming the Eagles doubles flight title.
Senior Maria Clara Bernardez (Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic) and sophomore Alana Prinos (Foxboro, Mass.) competed in the Green singles flight. Bernardez finished with a 0-2 record, while Prinos finished with a 1-2 record. Bernardez fell to competitors from Rutgers (2-6, 4-3 ret (inj.)) and Boston University (4-6, 6-4, 10-6). Prinos fell in the first round to a competitor from Brown (4-6, 6-2, 10-5) before going on to earn a win against UMass (6-4, 5-6 (6), 10-6) to earn a spot in the flight's consolation final against a competitor from Boston University. Prinos was knocked out by the Terrier (8-6) in final round.
Freshman Jennifer DeLuca (Riverside, Conn.) and junior Karen Ramirez (San Juan, Puerto Rico) both competed in the Blue singles flight. The two both collected records of 0-2 over the weekend. DeLuca fell to competitors from Rutgers (6-0, 6-0) and Buffalo (6-5, 6-5), while Ramirez had losses against Binghamton (6-5, 6-3) and UMass (6-0, 6-0).
Junior Taylor Corder (Corinth, Miss.) and sophomore Hannah Zangari (Saunderstown, R.I.) made an appearance in the Black singles flight at the invitational. Corder finished the tournament with a 1-1 record, earning her win against a competitor from UMass (6-3, 6-2) to earn a spot in the semifinal round. Corder then fell to a Rutgers opponent (6-1, 6-2) to conclude her singles play. Zangari collected a 1-2 record to earn a spot in the consolation final match. Zangari's lone win came against an opponent from Boston University (1-6, 6-3, 10-7) after falling to a competitor from Rutgers (6-4, 6-3). Zangari fell to a competitor from Binghamton in the consolation final.
Sophomore Olivia Hogan (Gaithersburg, Md.) was the lone Friar to compete in the White singles flight. Hogan earned a record of 1-1 over the weekend. Hogan fell to an opponent from Buffalo (6-1, 6-0), while earning a win against a competitor from Boston University (6-2, 6-5 (8)).
Bernardez and Zangari competed in the Bear doubles flight as partners, collecting a record of 0-4 over the weekend. The pair fell to competitors from Boston College (8-2), Binghamton (8-7 (3)), and fell to two separate doubles pairs from Brown. The initial Brown loss came in the first round of the consolation flight (8-2) and the second came later in the consolation bracket for a spot in the 13/14th final (8-0).
The highlight for the Friars came in the Eagle doubles flight, where Prinos and DeLuca won the bracket in their first showing as a pair. The pair garnered an impressive 4-0 record to claim the title. Prinos and DeLuca tallied wins against pairs from Buffalo (8-3), UMass (8-4) and went on to earn the title against competitors from Rutgers (8-6). The two earned their final win of the tournament in a consolation match against a pair from Buffalo (8-5).
The Friars are back in action come Wednesday, Sept. 25, when the team will have the first home match of the season. Providence will play host to Stonehill College in a match set to start at 3:00 p.m.
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