Oct. 1, 2012
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The Providence College women's tennis team lost its home opener to non-conference foe UMass, 5-2, on Thursday, September 27. The Friars lost all three doubles matches, while senior Marisela Aviles-Duron (Tegucigalpa, Honduras) and sophomore Karen Ramirez (San Juan, P.R.) took No. 1 and No. 5 singles flights, respectively.
Aviles-Duron started strong for the Friars with a win over Sonia Bokhari (6-4, 6-3) in No. 1 singles. Junior Maria Clara Bernardez (Santo Domingo, Dominican Rep.) fell to Yuliana Motyl (7-5, 6-0) at No. 2 singles. Freshman Alana Prinos (Foxborough, Mass.) and sophomore Taylor Corder (Corinth, Miss.) were both defeated at No. 3 (6-4, 6-1) and No. 4 (6-0, 6-0) singles, respectively. Ramirez defeated Chanel Glasper in a tough fought No. 5 singles match (3-6, 6-3 (10-7)). Freshman Hannah Zangari (Saunderstown, R.I.) fell in her match to Jocelyn Providence at No. 6 singles (6-2, 6-2).
The Friars fell in each of their doubles matches. Aviles-Duron and Bernadez competed in No. 1 doubles, Corder and Prinos competed in No. 2 and Ramirez and Zangari in No. 3 doubles. Each pair lost their matches 8-2.
UMass 5 - Providence 2 1. Aviles-Duron (PC) vs. Bokhari (UMass): 6-4, 6-3 PC 2. Bernardez (PC) vs. Motyl (UMass): 7-5, 6-0 UMass 3. Prinos (PC) vs. Comas (UMass): 6-4, 6-1 UMass 4. Corder (PC) vs. Podlofsky (UMass): 6-0, 6-0 UMass 5. Ramirez (PC) vs. Glasper (UMass): 3-6, 6-3 (10-7) PC 6. Zangari (PC) vs. Providence (UMass): 6-2, 6-2 UMass Doubles: 1. Bernardez/ Aviles-Duron (PC) vs. Motyl/ Swiszcz (UMass): 8-2 UMass 2. Prinos/ Corder (PC) vs. Bokhari/ Glasper (UMass): 8-2 UMass 3. Zangari/ Ramirez (PC) vs. Podlofsky/ Griffin: 8-2 UMass
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