Women's Tennis Takes Down Quinnipiac, 5-3
April 12, 2004
AMHERST, Mass. - The University of Massachusetts women's tennis team (8-11) put down Quinnipiac (11-3) by a score of 4-3 this afternoon at the Upper Boyden Courts, home of the Minutewomen. After dropping the doubles point, Massachusetts won five out of seven singles matches to take the win on Senior Day.
The contest began with co-captains senior Susan Hyams (Cincinnati, Ohio) and junior Sasha Edelstein (Haifa, Israel) taking the #3 doubles match, 8-3. The #1 team of junior Stephanie Price (Columbia, Mo.) and senior Jafra Depontes (Kaliua-Kona, Hawaii) fell, 8-3, as did the #2 team of freshman Christine Liehr (Stuttgart, Germany) and sophomore Dorothy Iwanowicz (Hilton Head, S.C.), giving the doubles point to the Bobcats.
In the singles matches, Massachusetts stepped up their play, gaining control of the match after several hard-fought contests. Edelstein took the #3 match over Danielle Rautenberg, 6-4, 6-2, while Depontes fought back at the #4 spot to defeat Tina Hoang, 1-6, 7-5, 6-2. After falling behind in the first set of the #5 tilt, Iwanowicz rallied back to win, then took the second set easily, for the 7-6, 6-1 win over Liz Axler. Hyams cruised through the #6 match, taking down Kat Ehle, 6-3, 6-1, while sophomore Jana Bartoloni (Charlestown, Mass.) dropped Danielle Rodriguez, 6-2, 6-1 at the #7 spot. In tremendous three-set matches, Price and Liehr each fell, 1-6, 6-1, 5-7 and 2-6, 7-6, 1-6, respectively.
The Minutewomen will be back in action on Tuesday, April 13, as they travel to Chestnut Hill, Mass. for a 2:00 p.m. matchup with Boston College.
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