HAMDEN, Connecticut – Quinnipiac women's tennis head coach Paula Miller has announced the addition of two more players to the women's tennis team who will be joining the program in the Fall of 2015. The Bobcats are adding three-star recruits Adrian Young (Orange Village, Ohio) and Proyfon Lohaphaisan (Santa Clarita, California) to give the women's tennis team four members of the Class of 2019 to their roster.
"I could not be more excited to welcome Proyfon & Adrian to the Quinnipiac tennis family," Miller said. "They both bring something to the table that will make an immediate impact to our team and they will both succeed in the classroom. I am excited to have both of these girls join us in the fall of 2015. Moreover, due to their background, I know Proyfon & Adrian will fully understand what it takes to be successful in the classroom and on the court for Quinnipiac."
The Bobcats are losing three players to graduation following the 2014-15 season: Jacqueline Raynor (Garden City, New York), Michelle Dassa (Marlboro, New Jersey) and Ariana Launie (Milton, Massachusetts).
Raynor set the career wins program record with 169 and the career doubles wins record with 100, as well as the single-season program record for wins with 48 and the single-season doubles wins record with 29. Michelle Dassa wrapped up her career with 127 career wins and 90 career doubles wins, second in program history to Raynor. Raynor and Dassa became one of the best doubles teams in the program's history, winning 83 matches in four years. Launie also joined the 100-win club as she won 105 matches in her career.
Quinnipiac University Women's Tennis Class of 2019 Additions
Santa Clarita, California
Major: Physician Assistant
Rankings: No. 234 Nationally and No. 44 in California
- Foothill League Champions in 2012 and 2013
- CIF Team Division II Semifinalist in 2013
- Foothill Singles Champion in 2013
- Foothill Doubles Champion in 2014
- CIF Doubles Quarterfinalist in 2014
- Won Four Varsity Letters
Paula Miller on Proyfon Lohaphaisan
"Proyfon is an excellent tennis player, particularly in doubles, and is a fantastic student. Proyfon's talent and athleticism will contribute to our team and make an immediate impact. Proyfon has a great skill set and work ethic which shows in her junior results in one of the toughest states (California) in the country."
Orange Village, Ohio
Rankings: No. 14 in Ohio and No. 50 in Great Lakes
- State Champions in 2014
- Conference Champions 2013 and 2014
- Division 2 Doubles Champion in 2013
- CVC First Singles Champion in 2014
- Four-Time Sectionals Winner
- District Winner in 2011 and 2013
- Won Four Varsity Letters
Paula Miller on Adrian Young
"Adrian hails from a very athletic family. Adrian is an extremely hard worker on and off the court. I really admired Adrian's fighting spirit when she competes. Adrian has the personality, character and leadership qualities that any team would want. We are looking forward to giving her a warm welcome when she arrives."
The Bobcats are coming off their second consecutive MAAC Championship victory and NCAA Tournament appearance where they faced the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. Quinnipiac finished the season with a 14-9 record, tying the program record for most wins in a single-season. The Bobcats conference championship was its eighth, along with qualifying for the eighth NCAA tournament in program history.