JERSEY CITY, New Jersey – The Quinnipiac women's tennis team picked up its eighth victory in its last 10 games as the Bobcats cruised past a depleted Saint Peter's Peacocks squad 7-0 Friday afternoon at the SPU Tennis Courts.
For the second consecutive match, Jacqueline Raynor (Garden City, New York) and Sydney Young (Austin, Texas) each picked up a pair of victories for the Bobcats, who improve to 11-8 (7-0 MAAC) while the Peacocks drop to 5-11 (3-5 MAAC) in their final match of the season.
Raynor won her 18th and 19th consecutive matches as she moved within one victory of tying the all-time program record for wins in a career with her 164th win and is within one victory of tying the single-season wins record with her 43rd win. In the victory over the Peacocks, Raynor did set the program record for single-seasons doubles wins with her 26th win which broke the record of 25. Last season, both Raynor and Young tied Jackie Herb's record of 25 doubles wins from the 2007-08 season.
Young won her 34th and 35th matches of the season with a pair of victories for the Bobcats while her doubles partner Rachel Horton (Stamford, Connecticut) tied her freshman season total for wins in a single-season with 19.
The Bobcats yielded just one set to the Peacocks in doubles play as Quinnipiac dominated the match. Raynor and Michelle Dassa (Marlboro, New Jersey) picked up their 80th career victory together in an 8-1 victory over Adina Ungurean-Halagian and Mali Hedberg in No. 1 singles. Young and Horton were perfect in their match as they shutout Elena Puigventos and Christian Resurreccion, 8-0. Sophia Dzulynsky (Miramar, Florida) and Sitilia Rencheli (Sarasota, Florida) won their match by default as only four Peacocks dressed for the match.
Dzulynsky finally took the court in No. 1 singles as she picked up a straight-set victory over Halagian, 6-2, 6-2. Raynor continued her impressive season as she cruised to a 6-0, 6-2 win over Hedberg in No. 2 singles. Rencheli also took to the court for the first time in the match in No. 3 singles as she took on Puigventos and breezed to a 6-0, 6-2 victory. Young continued to play well in singles after not yielding a set in doubles, she blanked Resurreccion, 6-0, 6-0 in No. 4 singles.
#1 – Raynor/Dassa (QU) def. Halagian/Hedberg (SPU): 8-1
#2 – Young/Horton (QU) def. Puigventos/Resurreccion (SPU): 8-0
#3 – Dzulynsky/Rencheli (QU): Default
#1 – Dzulynsky (QU) def. Halagian (SPU): 6-2, 6-2
#2 – Raynor (QU) def. Hedberg (SPU): 6-0, 6-2
#3 – Rencheli (QU) def. Puigventos (SPU): 6-2, 6-1
#4 – Young (QU) def. Resurreccion (SPU): 6-0, 6-0
#5 – Horton (QU): Default
#6 – Launie (QU): Default
The Bobcats will close out the regular season on Saturday, April 18 as they travel down the New Jersey coastline to Monmouth University to face the Hawks at 11 A.M. in West Long Branch.