PROVIDENCE, R.I. -
The Providence College women’s tennis team notched their first dual meet victory of the year, topping Fairfield University on Wednesday, Oct. 5 in Providence, R.I. The Friars bested the Stags 5-2 on their home tennis courts.
Sophomore Risa Takenaka (Saint Charles, Mo.) went to three sets in No. 1 singles, outlasting Sarah Stuhlmann of Fairfield (6-7, 6-4, 6-2).
Senior Amanda Pitocco (Warwick, R.I.) took two out of three sets in No. 3 singles, bringing home the point for the Friars. Freshmen Aidan Epstein (Fairway, Kan.) and Natalie Pitocco (Warwick, R.I.) also earned victories in No. 5 (6-2, 6-3) and No. 6 singles (6-2, 6-3), both winning in straight sets.
The Friars topped the Stags in first and second doubles, enough to earn the doubles point.
The Providence College Friars continue back-to-back dual meet play on Thursday, Oct. 6 at 5:00 p.m. ET at the Providence College tennis courts against the Holy Cross Crusaders.
Providence 5, Fairfield 2
- Risa Takenaka (PC) Def. Sarah Stuhlmann (FFD) 6-7, 6-4, 6-2
- Diana Prinos (FFD) Def. Nicole Cyterski (PC) 6-4, 0-6, 6-2
- Amanda Pitocco (PC) Def. Jessica Pil (FFD) 6-3, 4-6, 6-4
- Shelby Vertula (FFD) Def. Katherine DeNucci (PC) 6-2, 6-1
- Aidan Epstein (PC) Def. Emily Lombardi, Emily (FFD) 6-2, 6-3
- Natalie Pitocco (PC) Def. Meghan Zimmer (FFD) 6-2, 6-3
- Amanda Pitocco/Nicole Cyterski (PC) Def. Sarah Stuhlmann/Emily Lombardi (FFD) 7-5
- Risa Takenaka/Aidan Epstein (PC) Def. Diana Prinos /Jessica Pil (FFD) 6-3
- Meghan Zimmer/Shelby Vertula (FFD) Def. Katherine DeNucci/Annie DaSilva (PC) 6-3
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