April 5, 2014
VILLANOVA, Pa. - For the second straight day, the Villanova women's tennis team (3-10, 0-2 BIG EAST) was upended at home as Providence (5-11, 1-3 BIG EAST) picked up a 6-1 victory over the Wildcats Saturday at the Villanova Tennis Complex on West Campus.
Villanova falls to 3-10 on the season and 0-2 in the BIG EAST. The win snaps the Friar's four match losing streak as they move to 5-11 overall and 1-3 in the conference.
Providence jumped out to an early advantage after sweeping doubles action to claim the first point.
At the No. 1 position, Mikelle Mancini (Salt Lake City, Utah) defeated Maria Clara Bernardez 6-3, 6-4 for Villanova's to secure Villanova's lone point.
Behind five singles triumphs at the No. 2-6 flights to win its third match away from Rhode Island.
The Wildcats will battle former conference foe Connecticut when they host the Huskies tomorrow at 11 a.m.
Below is a look at the complete results of Saturday's contest:
Providence 6, Villanova 1 - April 5, 2014 - Villanova Tennis Complex - Villanova, Pa.
Doubles (Providence clinches doubles point)
1. Maria Clara Bernardez/Karen Ramirez (PC) def. Mikelle Mancini/Tori Smyth (VU), 9-8
2. Alana Prinos /Hannah Zangari (PC) def. Connor Brewer/Linley Busby (VU), 8-2
3. Jennifer DeLuca/Amanda Pitocco (PC) def. Kate Pettee/Samantha Schafer (VU), 8-6
1. Mikelle Mancini (VU) def. Maria Clara Bernardez (PC), 6-3, 6-4
2. Alana Prinos (PC) def. Tori Smyth (VU), 7-6, 7-5
3. Jennifer DeLuca (PC) def. Samantha Schafer (VU), 6-2, 4-6, 6-1
4. Karen Ramirez (PC) def. Linley Busby (VU), 6-0, 6-3
5. Hannah Zangari (PC) def. Connor Brewer (VU), 6-2, 6-1
6. Amanda Pitocco (PC) def. Kate Pettee (VU), 7-5, 4-6, 1-0