Oct. 22, 2012
Middlebury, V.T - The Providence College women's tennis team competed at the Middlebury Invitational this past weekend from Friday, Oct. 19 through Sunday, Oct. 21. The team competed in best-of-three series with Army, Middlebury and Albany. The tournament marked the conclusion of fall play for the Friars.
Senior Marisela Aviles-Duron (Tegucigalpa, Honduras) and junior Maria Clara Bernardez (Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic) each went 3-1 on the weekend and 2-1 on the weekend for doubles. Aviles-Duron had wins over Haley Conner of Army (6-3,6-3), Leah Kepping of Middlebury (7-5, 6-1) and Gabriella Spinder of Army (6-2, 6-1). Bernardez defeated Morgan Kiser of Army (6-0, 6-3), Sarah Macy of Middlebury (6-4, 3-6, (8)) and Laruen Saavedra of Army (7-6, 1-6 (8)). The two both advanced to the final on Sunday where they fell to Lok Sze Leung of Middlebury (6-0, 7-5) and Ria Gerger of Middlebury (6-3, 6-4), respectively.
Sophomore Taylor Corder (Corinth, Miss.) and freshman Alana Prinos (Foxborough, Mass.) each went 2-1 on the weekend, where they pair fell in the semifinals. Prinos earned wins over Mirielle Hermans of Albany (6-0, 6-4) and Alyssa Gleason of Army (6-0, 6-0) before falling to Loz Sze Leung of Middlebury (6-2, 6-4). Corder earned her two wins against Sarah Iannone of Albany (6-1, 6-1) and Margaret Illiev of Army (6-0, 6-2). Corder was defeated by Ria Gerger of Middlebury (6-1, 6-3) in the semifinal match. The pair went 2-2 in doubles defeating Hermans and Iannone of Albany (8-2) and Gleason and Illiev of Army (8-1).
Sophomore Karen Ramirez (San Juan, Puerto Rico) went 1-3 on the weekend with a win over Sadie Shackelford of Middlebury (6-2, 6-4) before falling in her next three matches. Freshmen Olivia Hogan (Gaithersburg, Md.) and Hannah Zangari (Saunderstown, R.I.) each went 0-1 on the weekend. Sophomore Elisebetta Dewitt (Boulder, Colo.) went 0-3 on the weekend playing with both Hogan and Dewitt in doubles. Going 0-3 with Dewitt and 0-2 with Ramirez.
During the weekend Aviles-Duron captured the All-Time No. 1 Singles record with 66 career wins and moved one win away from tying 3rd place Jesse Lemastors at 69 overall career wins. Aviles-Duron and Bernardez notched their 40th win as doubles partners.
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