Wildcats Fall on the Road at Quinnipiac, 6-1
March 29, 2012
HAMDEN, Conn. - Freshman Sydney West (Washington, D.C.) outlasted her opponent at third singles to score one point for Villanova (2-8) in a 6-1 loss to Quinnipiac (4-6) at the QU Outdoor Tennis Courts on Tuesday afternoon. The host Bobcats swept the three doubles matches prior to winning at five of the six singles draws.
West played against Sarah Viebrock in the No. 3 singles spot and went to a tiebreaker to earn a hard-fought victory. West took the first set, 6-2, but Viebrock won the second set by a 7-5 count to even the match at 1-1. In a back-and-forth tiebreaker West eventually came out on top by a 13-11 score to win the match.
Sophomore Mikelle Mancini (Salt Lake City, Utah) also played a good match at No. 1 singles against Rachel Cantor, with that match also resulting in a tiebreaker. Mancini took the first set from Cantor, 6-4, but eventually succumbed in the second set (6-3) and the tiebreaker (10-8). West and Mancini also faced Cantor and Viebrock at No. 1 doubles and were defeated, 8-3.
QUINNIPIAC 6, VILLANOVA 1
1) Rachel Cantor/Sarah Viebrock (QU) defeated Mikelle Mancini/Sydney West (VU) 8-3
1) Rachel Cantor (QU) defeated Mikelle Mancini (VU) 4-6, 6-3, 10-8