Women's Tennis Tops Fairfield, 5-2

Oct. 6, 2016

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.

 

-Go Friars!-


 

 

 

Providence 5, Fairfield 2

Singles

  1. Risa Takenaka (PC) Def. Sarah Stuhlmann (FFD) 6-7, 6-4, 6-2
  2. Diana Prinos (FFD) Def. Nicole Cyterski (PC) 6-4, 0-6, 6-2
  3. Amanda Pitocco (PC) Def. Jessica Pil (FFD) 6-3, 4-6, 6-4
  4. Shelby Vertula (FFD) Def. Katherine DeNucci (PC) 6-2, 6-1
  5. Aidan Epstein (PC) Def. Emily Lombardi, Emily (FFD) 6-2, 6-3
  6. Natalie Pitocco (PC) Def. Meghan Zimmer (FFD) 6-2, 6-3

Doubles

  1. Amanda Pitocco/Nicole Cyterski (PC) Def. Sarah Stuhlmann/Emily Lombardi (FFD) 7-5
  2. Risa Takenaka/Aidan Epstein (PC) Def. Diana Prinos /Jessica Pil (FFD) 6-3
  3. Meghan Zimmer/Shelby Vertula (FFD) Def. Katherine DeNucci/Annie DaSilva (PC) 6-3

 

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